February 1st, 2016
At BCS Tires & Lifts in College Station, TX, we sometimes run across customers who have questions about certain aspects of auto repair. We’d like to answer a few of those questions if possible.
Tags: auto service, car maintenance, auto repair services, preventative maintenance, auto services, auto repair service, automotive repair, automotive repair services, tune up service
January 28th, 2016
Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get the most miles possible out of them?
Here’s some advice on long tire life:
• Regularly check your tire pressure. This one is really, really important. Underinflated tires will wear
unevenly and reduce your fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance. That increased rolling resistance also means more heat, which will break down the tires’ internal structure and sh ...[more]
January 14th, 2016
Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive in it at some point. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you through the winter safely:
• Make sure you’ve got a well-maintained car. This includes fresh windshield wipers, proper tire inflation, a strong battery, a properly-maintained cooling system and a fresh oil change. If your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, you might consider switching to winter tires for a while – just
Tags: car maintenance, winter tires, snow tires, winter driving tips, winter driving, driver safety, safe vehicle
January 4th, 2016
This is one New Year's Resolution you can keep without even breaking a sweat.
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December 17th, 2015
If you’re past “a certain age,” you might remember when gas was $1.50 per gallon, or $1.00 per gallon, or 59 cents, or what-have-you…but the truth is that everything has gotten more expensive. After all, when gas was $1.00 per gallon, a nicely tricked-out Chevrolet Caprice Classic was selling for about $6,000 brand new.
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, gas prices are likely to fluctuate, but one thing’s for sure: gas is likely to never be “cheap” again. We know that everyone’s trying to get a little more out of every dollar, and whether you’re driving a big SUV or a subcompact, there are things you can do to help your vehicle’s fuel economy:
December 10th, 2015
Once we cross over into adulthood, Christmas gifts get harder to pick out, and that only gets tougher as we get older. Instead of buying a kitchen gadget, a boring tie or slippers, a piece of exercise equipment or some other gift-for-grownups that’ll get used once and then put in the back of a closet, why not give someone the gift of safety this year?
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November 26th, 2015
Where did this year go? Before you know it, it’s going to be time for the holidays, and that can mean travel in some pretty trying conditions (and we don’t just mean restless kids in the back seat). Is your vehicle ready for some interstate miles?
• Tires: It’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000-7,000 miles to ensure even wear. With that in mind, it’s easy to just schedule a tire rotation with every oil change, since the vehicle will be up in the air on a lube rack anyway. Have you checked your inflation lately? Your proper
inflation levels will be on a sticker on the driver’s side ...[more]
Tags: car maintenance, auto repair, winter driving, engine maintenance, heating repair, auto services, preventative maintenance service, winter
November 12th, 2015
Winter tires versus all-season tires…which is the right choice for you?
The two designs are quite different and deliver different levels of performance and winter-weather traction, so let’s discuss.
• All-season tires are designed as an all-around compromise. They feature a tread pattern that evacuates water from the tire’s contact patch to prevent hydroplaning, with plenty of small, textured slits (sipes) to add extra biting edges for traction in wet or slushy conditions.
• All-season tires are designed with a harder tread compound th ...[more]
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November 10th, 2015
You’ve seen them on trucks, SUVs and even police Crown Vics…grille guards and push bars out in front of the front bumper, protecting the grille, radiator and headlights from potential impacts. In a low-speed collision or in the event of hitting a deer, they can definitely help protect everything up front. There are a few different styles and options to choose from when it comes to grille guards:
- Full Grille Guards extend across the entire front end of the vehicle, including the headlights. Typically, these grille guards have two strong vertical members on either side of the grille itself, with loop tubing around the headlights and horizontal bars to provide protection. These are popular for off-roaders, as they protect the headlights from bra ...[more]
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October 29th, 2015
Oh, the lowly spare tire. It doesn’t get much respect.
Today, a lot of vehicles don’t even come with a spare tire anymore, not even the little “donut” space-saver spare. Instead, to cut weight and free up space, they come with a compressor and a can of a Fix-a-Flat-style product in hopes that you can get back on your way again. Great idea, unless your tire has a sidewall puncture or is shredded…
Anyway, if your car is equipped with a spare, you shouldn’t just ignore it. Tires have a shelf life, and time will take its toll on any tire, including ones that are never on the ground. Even brand-new tires have a sell-by date; the industry agrees that tires that are older than six to eight years old are pr ...[more]
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