Questions about Oil Changes? Here Are Some Answers!

January 28th, 2016
oil changes in Puyallup, WAOil changes…if you drive 12-15,000 miles a year like most people, it seems like it’s time for another oil change every time you turn around. Why are oil changes such a big deal? Our technicians at Puyallup Goodyear would like to answer that question, and maybe a couple of others. 
 
Q: What’s the recommended interval for oil changes? 
A: At one time, oil changes were recommended at 3,000 mile intervals. Most manufacturers and auto repair techs now agree that a 3,000 mile interval is a little excessive. Today’s engines and motor oil formulations can easily go for 5-7,000 miles between oil changes with no problems. ...[more]
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Don’t Let the Engine Light Keep Blinking! Three Tips for Car Repair

January 19th, 2016

tires-puyallup-waDid you know that almost 175,000 businesses in the U.S. are auto repair companies? The purpose of any auto repair business is to diagnose and fix vehicle problems as quickly and as accurately as possible. Between 2006 and 2016, there is expected to be a 14% jump in the number of auto mechanics. If you are looking for a qualified, trustworthy mechanic, look for places that have Automotive Service Excellence certified employees. When it comes to options for your car repair, there are several things you should know.

1. Tires

Are the tires your mechanic recommends the best fit for you? All terrain tires like Goodyear tires are one option they might recommend. These tires are not just for goi ...[more]

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Understanding Tire Sidewall Information

January 5th, 2016

Tires in Puyallap, WAOne thing we sometimes hear from customers buying tires in Puyallup, WA is, “what’s all that information on the tire sidewall mean?” It’s kind of a lot to go into all at once, but let’s see if we can clear it up briefly: 

 
Let’s start with a sidewall stamp of P255/55 R 15 97T. What does that all mean?
 
P -- denotes a passenger tire. On other tires, LT stands for Light Truck, T for Temporary Spare and ST for Special Trailer. 
 
255 -- This is the section width, measured in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall. In this case, the width of the tire’s tread itself is 255 millimeters. ...[more]
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