<< Previous 1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9 Next >>

Fuel saving tires...really?

January 27th, 2016

 

Tires OhioThat’s right!  Make the right choice on which tires to purchase and you could save hundreds on gas.  Both Goodyear’s Assurance Fuel Max as well as Michelin’s Energy Saver product have what manufacturers call lower “rolling resistance.”  In short, rolling resistance is the amount of force it takes to push a tire down a road.  So the lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel you use.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, rolling resistance accounts for ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Are Brakes Supposed to Sound Like That?

January 6th, 2016

Brake Repair Ohio

Most people do not know how to repair or replace their vehicle's brakes, but with a little instruction, most people can assess whether or not there is a break in their brakes.

Determining car problems can be challenging, if you've had no training. When certain items on your car break, like a door handle, you may be able to postpone the repairs. However, brakes require immediate attention. Some people avoid repairing/replacing their brakes in an attempt to get more mileage out of them. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Brakes should be replaced the moment you suspect there is something wrong with them. A good practice is to make sure your brakes are examined, whenever you have your car serviced. Repairing/Replacing the brakes, before they no longer perform the way they shou ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

The Benefits of Winter Tires - Boyds Tire

January 1st, 2016

 

Winter can be a cruel and unpredictable season, with its cold temperatures and wet slippery snowfall. It makes everybody's life a little harder from keeping ourselves warm to shoveling our driveways. It gets especially cruel, when we have to commute in winter weather. Winter driving conditions can make roads slippery and dangerous for all who have to commute day to day. That's why it's important for those who have to commute to have good, reliable winter tires.

            Winter can make roads dangerous with or without snowfall. If the temperature is cold enough, even without snow roads can become frozen, and create patches of black ice. When roads ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

What's Leaking From My Car?

December 29th, 2015
You go out to your car, start it up, pull out of your parking space and see a puddle of...something...where you were parked a moment ago. This is never a good Auto Repair Ohiofeeling. What could it be? 
 
Fortunately, some automotive fluids are dyed different colors to make this a little easier to narrow down. 
 
Does it appear to be water? Were you recently running your A/C? Chances are that's just condensation from the A/C system, which drips out through a rubber tube and is perfectly normal. No worries there. 
 
For years, antifreeze was dyed a bright green to make it easy to identify. Today, other antifreeze formulations can be colored pink or orange, but it's still not hard to figure out -- ant ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

A/C Problems Demystified

December 2nd, 2015

A/C Repair Ohio

Believe it or not, the A/C system in your vehicle is fairly simple in principle and design. Like your refrigerator, it operates on a cycle of compression and expansion of a gas, known as refrigerant. The compressor turns the gas into a liquid, and as the gas evaporates it provides cooling. Like your refrigerator, its main components are: 
 
  • Compressor
  • Condenser 
  • Receiver/dryer
  • Thermostatic expansion valve
  • Evaporator
  • Refrigerant
  • Blower 
The good news is most automotive A/C systems have become very robust and reliable compared to cars from a generation ago. Most of the time, poor performance is due to low refrigerant l ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Tires And Automotive Repair Services Options In Central Ohio

November 25th, 2015

Boyd's Tire and Service CenterTires and automotive repair services are widely available in the Central Ohio area, which lends the consumer several choices. Boyd's Tire & Service Center has 7 locations that offer several numerous tire and repair services. Whether the automobile owner needs a minor tune-up or just a simple service, they will have several different options.

Boyd's Tire & Service Center provides multiple services, which can include ...[more]

  Tags: car maintenance, Brakes
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Back to School Checklist

November 4th, 2015

Goodyear Credit CardIs your child on their way back to school? Make sure you have done your homework to avoid emergencies before they happen. Being proactive can save you time, money and possibly injury. Come in today, and we can help you with the back to school checklist to make sure your child’s vehicle is ready for school.

Regardless of how much we try to prevent emergencies, we all know...they happen. Did you know you can buy tires with the Goodyear credit card with 6 months no interest*? Not that your child would want to use a credit card for anything other than the “have to’s” for school, but this credit card can’t be used on things ot ...[more]

  Posted in: Company News

Winter Tire Decision Guide - Boyds Tire

October 28th, 2015

Winter Tires Ohio     It's obvious that winter tires make an automobile easier and safer to drive in harsh winter climates. It also can be a confusing and difficult decision, when deciding which winter tires to buy for your vehicle. Getting optimum winter performance from your vehicle is important and also requires a little knowledge as to which tires best fit your vehicle.

What makes a winter tire different from any other tire?

The traditional "all season" tire balances dry pavement grip with wet and mild winter performance. However, severe cold can make the rubber compound on the tread brittle and reduce grip. The "M&S" and "M+S" found on some tires stands for "mud and snow". This doesn't mean it is a wi ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Winter Driving and Tire Tips - Boyds Tire

October 7th, 2015

 

    Winter Driving Tips OhioNo one likes driving in the snow, especially during a winter storm. We all try to avoid it, but sometimes we can't, and we get caught in the middle of it. When this happens, it is important to know what to do and how to prepare yourself. The first thing you should do is decrease your speed and give yourself plenty of room to stop. Second, turn on your lights and windshield wipers. Finally, don't try to pass anyone on the road, even if you think your vehicle can handle the conditions. All vehicles including all wheel drive vehicles and trucks encounter problems on winter roads.

     It is important that we all be courteous and respectful to each other, when it ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

The Importance of Spark Plugs

September 30th, 2015

Spark PlugsSpark plugs play a major role in starting your vehicle. Without them your vehicle wouldn't start, so maintaining them is very important. A standard copper spark plug can last anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 miles. A spark plug that is made with more expensive material, like platinum, can last much longer. Even though spark plugs can last tens of thousands of miles, it is remains important to change them every few years.

There are several parts that make up a spark plug. Each part takes a crucial to how spark plugs function. A sp ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
<< Previous 1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9 Next >>

  Tags

preventative maintenance driver safety vehicle lights headlights brake lights car maintenance driving tips tire maintenance oil change tire inflation holiday travel wheel alignment tire repair tires tire pressure tire rotation tire alignment tune up auto repair safe driving tips auto service safe tires engine maintenance auto repair services auto services car repair tire balancing car alignment break service Car Energy Savers ac repair ac service air conditioning car service truck tires car tires all season tires oil change service buy tires spare tires new tires tire replacement auto repair service automotive repair back20school automotive repair services truck repair preventative flush service winter driving winter winter tire tips spare tire car spare tire truck spare tire winter tires snow tires snow and winter tires winter tire decisions winter tire help winter tire guide heating repair preventative maintenance service vehicle energy saver mpg gas mileage mileage buy snow tires buy winter tires winter tire benefits winter driving tips safe vehicle Brakes muffler muffler repair mix tires tires trivia tires center car battery car20maintenance tires store tires buyer local20change wheel aligment tune20services local20up winter20buyer battery replacement battery inspection car20repair truck20repair check20heater mehanic auto mechanic tires online ac recharge cooling20repair news tires boyd tires wheel repair tires repair spare20tires car20tires serpentine20services serpenite20repair serpentine20replace coolant fluid coolant flush tarnsmission flush comfertred goodyear comfortred goodyear tires goodyear rebate goodyear general energy saver car20saver Austim mechanic truck tire repair car tire repair mechanics auto mechanics auto mechanic auto repair mechanics tire technology high mileage engine fuel economy tire recycling oil changes high20car flat tires flat tire repair replacing tires air conditioning service community autism community involvement coolant fluids tire store tips tripletred tires passenger tires tire center vehicle organization fun independence day company news brake noise brake repair auto facts ASE certification MLS soccer Bethel Centre Westerville