Posted on 11/1/2022
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
Posted on 10/5/2022
October is the month when we embrace the spooky and scary. However, that frightening feeling shouldn't extend to your vehicle. One of the most alarming situations while driving is a sudden downpour so intense that your visibility is impacted to the point that the road practically disappears. What's even more terrifying? Worn out wiper blades that no longer clear your windshield. Here are four signs that your wipers need to be replaced. Do you need new wipers? Safety is our primary priorities, so stop by any of our locations in Maryland or Delaware so that one of our highly-trained technicians can expertly install new wiper blades for you.
Posted on 9/28/2022
As the leaves turn colors and the weather gets colder, you may notice another change occurring: a decrease in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. There are a number of reasons your gas bill is going up just as the temperature drops. --The colder weather means your vehicle requires more time to reach its most fuel-efficient temperature, so short drives consume more gasoline than longer ones. --Allowing the vehicle to idle so that it is warmed before traveling burns fuel without increasing miles-per-gallon. --Colder air decreases tire pressure which increases rolling resistance. More resistance leads to the vehicle working harder thus burning more gasoline. --Heated seats and window defrosters require more power. Some causes of increased fuel consumption are unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to improve fuel efficiency as the weather turns colder. --Avoid idling your vehicle. Rather than waiting several minutes for the vehicle to warm u ... read more
Posted on 9/26/2022
Are you registering a used vehicle in Maryland? Admiral Tire and Auto Centers is here to help! When ownership of a vehicle is being transferred, a safety inspection is required before completing the transaction. There are six vehicle classes though most fall under the Class A designation. At our Edgewater location, our inspector, with over two decades of automotive experience, will meticulously examine your vehicle to ensure it meets all the safety specifications required by Mayland. This facility is authorized to perform two types of inspections: Class A - Passenger vehicles, autocycles, limousines, multipurpose passenger vehicles, recreational motor homes and trucks 10,000 pounds and under GVWR, and trailers not equipped with air brakes. Class T - Any trailer not equipped with air brakes. What to Expect Before the inspection, ensure the vehicle is registered either in Maryland or another state. A temporary 30-day registration may be available if you are unable to re ... read more