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Hit a Pothole? Check Tires, Wheel Alignment, Suspension & Steering

by Brian England on Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Know what season it is?   Pothole season.

All the melting snow has left behind a wonderful gift.  POTHOLES! 

In some places around the city, it's more like driving around an obstacle course.  The important thing to remember is that sometimes potholes can do a lot of damage, so it's important to be cautious and avoid them.  It may mean driving a bit slower, but it is worth it in the long run.

If you hit a pothole and notice that your car seems to be veering off to the left or right, it's a sign that there is a problem.  Cars just don't go out of alignment by themselves.  Something has to happen to cause it, and if you hit a pothole, it's the likely culprit.

Here are some things to check should a pothole catch you by surprise.

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Topics: misalignment, potholes, wheel alignment, steering, suspension problems

7 Items You Might Miss If You Only See Your Auto Mechanic Once A Year

by Brian England on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

Are you getting a full preventative maintenance service done on your car at least every six months?  If you aren't chances are you could be missing some things that could cause problems now or later on.  It could be something simple that causes you to get less efficient gas mileage or something serious like compromised vehicle safety.  Even if you drive less than 10,000 miles per year or are using a long life synthetic motor oil, you should still be getting your car serviced at least every six months.

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Topics: oil leaks, wheel alignment, ce, under car damage, coolant leaks, bent wheel rims, uneven break ware

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