How To Update Your Auto Repair Routine

September 30th, 2015
Time has a way of sneaking up on everyone, and so does mileage on a vehicle. If you have a long commute or regularly put lengthy interstate trips on your car, you can easily rack up 15-18,000 miles a year. Even though today’s cars don’t need as much maintenance as cars from a generation ago, it’s still something you can’t neglect. Here’s a reminder of some important milestones for service on your vehicle: 
 
Monthly 
• Check tire inflation
• Check oil and transmission fluid levels
• Check all lights
• Check windshield washer fluid
 
Every 5,000 Miles
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Wheel Alignment? Or Wheel Balancing?

September 16th, 2015
Wheel Alignment College Station, TXAt BCS Tires and Lifts in College Station, TX, we occasionally run across customers who are confused about wheel alignments and wheel balancing. It’s pretty easy to understand why there’d be some confusion – after all, both are processes that are necessary for a car that rides, drives and handles properly, but they aren’t the same. Let’s see if we can clear up any confusion here…
 
Wheel alignment refers to the angles that the vehicle’s wheels are set at; every car or truck leaves the factory with the wheels set at specific angles to ensure proper ride, handling and drivability. The angles are toe-in/toe-out (left or right orientation compared to a straight-ahead line); camber ...[more]
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Are All-Season Tires Really All-Season?

September 11th, 2015
We frequently get questions about all-season tires when consumers are trying to make the right purchasing decision for  a set of new tires. As the title of the blog asks…”are all-season tires really all-season?”
 
The answer is: it that depends on what part of the country you’re living in.
 
All-season tires are a compromise from the very start. They’re designed for a forgiving ride, low noise, decent handling and good road manners. Maybe not as much as what a good set of grand touring tires can deliver, but pretty respectable…and also with an aggressive tread pattern which 
channels water away from the tire’ ...[more]
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