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Test Your Car Maintenance Knowledge With Our Car Care Quiz!

July 18th, 2016

Owning a car can be confusing, and with the amount of car owners on the road, it is no secret that there are a lot of car maintenance myths floating around. Test your knowledge of car care with our car maintenance quiz.

 


Q: How long can brakes last?

A: It depends on the make and model of your car, but brakes can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 miles. This is also determined with your driving habits in mind, as those who stop-and-go drive more frequently will have to change their brakes more than those who drive mostly on the highway without traffic.

Q: Is changing the oil and filter necessary?

A: Yes. Changing these features will help the engine last longer. Changing the oil regularly -- experts recommend doing so once every 3,000 miles -- will help your engine run smoother and will decrease the chances you ...[more]
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5 signs You May Need New Tires

July 7th, 2016

Maintaining your car is a lot like going to the dentist. Generally, you only do so when there is a problem, but by then, it may be too late. Neglecting vehicles costs the economy over two billion dollars each year, so in order to save money and potential headaches down the line, here are five warning signs that you need new tires.

  1. Bulges and cracks

    Typically, when a tire deflates, it bulges at the sides, making the tire look uneven. This will also lead to cracks along the sidewall, so if you are seeing unusual bulges or cracks, then new car tires are in your immediate future.
  2. Tread wear

    On average, Americans drive their passenger cars and trucks about 10,000 miles per year. Because of all this wear, the treads on your tires are typically the first to go. You can use the penny test to check tire wear. To do this, take a penny, and with Lincoln's head upside down, ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires

The Importance of New Car Tires and Auto Repair

June 21st, 2016

Cars are incredibly important to everybody's lives. Americans, on average, drive their vehicles over 10,000 miles every year. Unfortunately, despite their significance in our personal freedom and autonomy, most of us neglect our vehicle's tires and auto repairs. Vehicle neglect costs the economy more than $2 billion annually. In nearly one-fifth of inspected vehicles, at least one belt was reported as "unsatisfactory." Not only that, but 17% of the vehicles required at least one hose to be completely replaced. By periodically checking the belts and hoses of your vehicles, car breakdowns can be reduced dramatically.

One of the most commonly overlooked maintenance areas for vehicles is tires. Many overlook the importance of new car tires. It's recommended that tire alignment be checked every 6,000 miles or so -- it can also be done when you go to get your oil changed. Not only that, but a tire rotation should be conducted about every 7,500 miles. So ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires, Auto Repair

Basic Car Maintenance Mistakes And How to Prevent Them

June 10th, 2016

In order to stay in the same condition you bought it in, a car needs to have proper preventative maintenance. But for those who aren't that car savvy, auto repairs can be confusing. Neglecting vehicles costs the economy over $2 billion every year and these are costs that can be quite expensive. So luckily for you, we've outlined some basic car maintenance mistakes and how to service your vehicle when needed.

Skipping oil changes

Each vehicle requires proper engine lubrication in order to function properly. Old and dirty oil sits in the engine and breaks down into a sludge-like material that can deposit all over your engine. And when the engine isn't clean, it will not work properly and can seize up and die. Getting regular oil changes will help ensure a long engine life and will help your vehicle ride smoothily.

Ignoring the check engine light

We have all been there, where we see a mysterious light pop up on our dashboar ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair

A Beginner's Guide to The Different Types of Tires

May 23rd, 2016

You car is like your child, and you will do whatever it takes to care for it properly. If you don't follow the proper precautions, your car will be neglected and may even suffer irreparable damage. In fact, neglecting cars costs the American economy over $2 billion each year.

There are some quick and simple tips that will help you service your vehicle. Rotate your tires every 7,500 miles, and check your tire alignment every 6,000 miles or when you have your oil changed. If you do not do this, your tires will prematurely wear down, costing you a fortune in the long run.

But say you are looking to find tires right now for your vehicle. You need new tires because of wear and tear, so you go to your neighborhood friendly auto mechanic and look through their large selection of tires. The only problem is that there are too many to choose from! How do you know what ones are right for your vehicle? Read on below for a simplified breakdown to help make shopping e ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires

Caring for your tires: 101

May 16th, 2016

The dreaded car maintenance is here, you need new tires. So, you go to a friendly auto mechanic, you choose from a large selection of tires and found the perfect tires for your vehicle. Now that they came home with you, you must treat them well! Here is a beginner's guide to help you service your vehicle, tires included!

First off, why is caring for your tires important?

Overall, it can save you money! Just checking the tire pressure regularly will make sure they are properly inflated, and properly inflated tires last longer. Over or under inflated tires wear unevenly, which will require you to prematurely replace them, a cost your wallet won't like to do!

Additionally, proper tire care can save you money on fuel costs. Under-inflated tires are one of the biggest culprits of using excess fuel as it takes more effort from the engine to move your vehicle.

...[more]

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Website Launch Announcement: Sea Tac Tire & Auto Tech Launches New Site

April 5th, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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Preventive Maintenance Questions and Answers

March 29th, 2016
auto repair puyallup waAt Sea Tac Tire and Auto Tech, we’re pretty big on the idea of preventive maintenance. Just like with your own health, it’s important to get out in front of problems before they can get away from you and end up costing a lot more money. Here are some preventive maintenance questions that we hear from time to time: 
 
Q: What are some typical preventive maintenance items? 
 
A: Services like oil changes, tire rotations, fluid inspections for the radiator, transmission, power steering, etc., battery maintenance, air filter and windshield wipers all fall under the heading of preventive maintenance. 
 
Q: How often do oil ch ...[more]
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How Do Anti-Lock Braking Systems Work?

March 10th, 2016
brake repair in Puyallup, WABrake service is a big part of the comprehensive auto repair that we offer at Sea Tac Tire & Auto Tech, and from time to time we get questions about ABS systems and their role in braking: 
 
Q: What is ABS? 
 
A: Antilock braking systems (ABS), first introduced on the 1971 Chrysler Imperial, use speed sensors at each wheel that send information on the wheels’ rotational speeds back to a processor. If one wheel starts to slow down as if it may skid, the processor meters brake pressure accordingly through a system of pumps and valves to prevent any wheels from locking up. 
 
Q: Does A ...[more]
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Goodyear Assurance – All-Season Dependability at an Affordable Price

February 18th, 2016
Goodyear Tires Puyallup, WAGoodyear’s Assurance TripleTred All-Season represents the latest in innovation and quality from Goodyear. Aimed at drivers of sedans, coupes and minivans, the Assurance TripleTred All-Season offers confident grip and outstanding road manners. It’s designed with three separate and distinct tread patterns, or “zones,” tuned to offer traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions. 
 
The Dry Zone is designed with large shoulder blocks for excellent steering response and confident handling on dry pavement. The sculpted Aquachannel® grooves of the Water Zone offer enhanced traction on wet or slushy surfaces by evacuating water away from the tire’s contact patch. Lastly, the Ice ...[more]
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