Most people do not know how to repair or replace their vehicle's brakes, but with a little instruction, most people can assess whether or not there is a break in their brakes.
Determining car problems can be challenging, if you've had no training. When certain items on your car break, like a door handle, you may be able to postpone the repairs. However, brakes require immediate attention. Some people avoid repairing/replacing their brakes in an attempt to get more mileage out of them. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Brakes should be replaced the moment you suspect there is something wrong with them. A good practice is to make sure your brakes are examined, whenever you have your car serviced. Repairing/Replacing the brakes, befo ...[more]
That’s right! Make the right choice on which tires to purchase and you could save hundreds on gas. Both Goodyear’s Assurance Fuel Max as well as Michelin’s Energy Saver product have what manufacturers call lower “rolling resistance.” In short, rolling resistance is the amount of force it takes to push a tire down a road. So the lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel you use. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, rolling resistance accounts for four percent of a vehicles fuel use in ci ...[more]
Now that summer is here and school is out, many of our customers are getting ready for a summer road trips and vacations. There are a lot of things to be done before going vacation, such as packing food and clothing, making sure your house is secure and making plans when you get to your destination. But there is one thing that Dan’s American Tire wants you to put on your vacation prep list: have your car serviced and get your tires checked.
Often people take the everyday working condition of their car and tires for granted. People get in their vehicles, start them and expect them to go. Day in and day out, your car may work reliably enough. But a long road trip is very different than trips across town. If your car has not been tuned up recently or your tires have not been checked, you may be heading out on an adventure that is not a vacation.