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. 
 
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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. 
 
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