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How Can Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

How Can Potholes Damage Your Vehicle

Potholes are a common problem for drivers and can cause serious damage to your car if not avoided. A pothole is a depression or hole in the road that can range from a few inches to several feet in diameter. If your car runs over a pothole, the impact can cause significant damage to the tires, wheels, suspension, and even the undercarriage of your vehicle. This can result in bent or cracked rims, flattened tires, and damaged suspension components, among other things. Here are some of the most common ways that potholes can damage your car: Flat Tires: Running over a pothole can cause the tire to go flat, leaving you with a dangerous and potentially expensive repair. Bent Wheels: When a tire hits a pothole, it can cause the wheel to bend and become out of balance. This can cause the car to shake and vibrate, making it difficult to drive and potentially damaging other components of the vehicle. Suspension Damage: Potholes can cause serious damage to the suspension sys ... read more

Avoid Falling For These Auto Maintenance/Repair Myths

Avoid Falling For These Auto Maintenance/Repair Myths

Maintenance is one of the most important and effective things you can get for your vehicle to avoid costly repairs. It gives our professional team time to identify minor concerns or issues before they become big ones. Some people think it is a scam, but it is a fact that is often revealed over time. On the other hand, you should avoid falling for these costly myths relating to car care. 5 Auto Maintenance & Repair Myths “You Need to Get An Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles” The truth is that different vehicles have different recommended oil change intervals. To be more specific, newer cars (those made in this decade) can last 5,000 to 10,000 miles before needing an oil change. You should consult with your trusted technician if you have any questions about your oil change interval and the type of oil used.  “Tire Pressure Recommendations are Labeled on the Tire Itself” The number on your tire is the maximum pressure for that tire and does not pertain to y ... read more

Why Is It Important to Have Your Wheels’ Alignment Checked?

Why Is It Important to Have Your Wheels’ Alignment Checked?

Tire and wheel alignment should be one of your top priorities regarding car care. In fact, we recommend checking and correcting your alignment annually or bi-annually. When your wheels are properly aligned, your wheels will point straight and meet the road at the right angles. Below are all the reasons why you should keep up with your wheel alignments: Improved Fuel Efficiency Taking care of your wheel alignment ensures torque and power are distributed evenly and properly to all tires whether you’re driving straight or making turns. As a result, you will boost your fuel efficiency with regular wheel alignments.  Longer Life of Tires Wheel alignments will ensure your vehicle’s tires wear evenly as they are able to make proper contact with the road. This can help extend your tires’ life and save you money in the long run. Better Handling/Increased Safety With proper wheel alignment, you will see improvements in your vehicle’s steerability. Your automobi ... read more

5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Thanksgiving

5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Thanksgiving

Pretty soon, many of us will be packing up our cars to visit family that we may not have seen for a while. If you are hitting the road this Thanksgiving, know that the team at Admiral Tire and Auto of Edgewater is looking out for your safety. To curb trouble on the road, here are six maintenance items you should check before heading out of town. 1. Fluids and Filters Your vehicle has many important fluids including motor oil, coolant (antifreeze), windshield washer fluid, power steering, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Make sure all these fluids are full and good enough to last you for the long run. 2. Brakes A brake check can make or “break” your road trip. Your brake fluid, rotors, pads, calipers, etc. need to be in good shape as they are the most important safety feature in your car. If you notice any unusual sounds with your brakes, hurry to our auto repair shop for service.  3. Tires Our technicians can check your tire treads and pressure and locate any ... read more

It’s the first of the month, so do your P.A.R.T.

It’s the first of the month, so do your P.A.R.T.

We get it, tires are expensive. Having to replace all four tires on your car can feel financially devastating.    However, you can make the most of the tires you already have by doing a monthly P.A.R.T. check.    The first day of each month is a good time to take five minutes and check your tire pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread depth.    Pressure: Inside the driver side door is a sticker that indicates the PSI for each tire. Ensure that your tire pressure matches the manufacturer’s recommendation as over-inflation or under-inflation can cause the tires to wear unevenly.    Alignment: While not an easy aspect to observe, your car’s alignment is crucial to keeping the tires in top shape. If you’ve recently felt the vehicle pulling to one way or the other, it may be time to bring your vehicle in for an alignment check. Also, if you recently had a collision or hit a pothole, then call us to inspect the alignment.&nbs ... read more

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