Sorted by Archive: June, 2016 ( 4 post/s)

  • Tip to save your tires!

    Thursday 23 June 2016

    Tires keep your car going, so it is important to take care of them with regularly scheduled maintenance. Here are a couple of main reasons that cause wheel alignment issues for cars (leading to why tires wear out quicker than advertised): Suspension and steering components wear over time as well which can lead to and alignment issues. Of course, a big bump like hitting a curb or pothole can knock a wheel out ofalignment or damage a steering or suspension part. So when wheels are properly align... read more

  • Saturday morning and nowhere to go…

    Friday 17 June 2016

    For those of us who came from the colder part of the country, it wasn’t unusual to have a car battery that lasted 5 to 8 years. But here in the desert you may have noticed that it’s a different story. The official average car battery life in southern AZ is about 30 months according to this site and according to what we see at the shop it might be more like 24 months! The worst part is that you never know when a battery will fail in this extreme hot climate like my daughter found out... read more

  • Tip for saving you money when replacing the water pump

    Friday 17 June 2016

    First of all, what is a water pump and why should I care? Water pumps are a critical component (among many others) that circulate engine coolant/antifreeze around the engine and out to the radiator. When they’re not working your vehicle will be overheating and you should stop the car immediately to avoid any permanent damage. Like any mechanical device, they eventually wear out. Some water pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and are bolted on out in the open with the alternator and ai... read more

  • Brake Safety Awareness, Check Your Vehicle at Spectrum Car Care Center

    Wednesday 01 June 2016

    Brakes are your first line of defense against any accidents or collisions on and off the road. So it’s important that you get them checked out before they begin to fail or make noises. If you’re like most drivers in Gilbert, you only get your brakes checked once you notice that something’s wrong. It’s important to get your brakes checked regularly. Note, an easy way to remember is to get them checked each time you go in for an oil or filter change at Spectrum Car Care Cen... read more

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