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Spring Auto Repair Service

April 1st, 2015

Spring is here! That time of year again when trees start to get greener, flowers start blooming, the weather gets warmer, and people start to get out more. Know that spring is here and summer just around the corner; people are finding more reasons to leave the house. With all the outdoor activities and summer vacation spots around, more people are finding themselves commuting more often.

After the cold harsh winter, is your vehicle ready for the extra commutes and extra summer drives? If your not sure then it would be wise to get your spring auto repair services done. With the salty roads and cold temperatures a lot can happen to your car that you wouldn't expect. For instance, your exhaust and suspension is the most prone to corrosion and rust. Being that the exhaust is under the car it is the most difficult part to clean salt off during car washes. Also since it's under the car, it's the most exposed part that gets hit by s ...[more]

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It's Time to Have Your Brake Lines and Fittings Checked

March 25th, 2015

Brake Lines OhioIt's very important to your vehicle’s braking system that you maintain your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. This is especially important for those who live in an area that has winter seasons. It's especially important for cold winter areas, because the salt and moisture from the winter roads can cause serious erosion in your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. So, checking your brake lines and fittings will help prevent any serious issues with your braking system in the future.

Brakes are the most important feature on a vehicle. There are several different key elements of the braking system that keep it functioning correctly. These parts include the rotors, calipers, brake pads, brake fluid, and the brake lines and fittings. The brake lines and fittings are what connect the brake pa ...[more]

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Spare Tire Replacement and Repair for your Car or Truck

March 4th, 2015

spare tires OhioIf you ever had a flat tire, you know how stressful it can be. The stress is then compounded, if you have no knowledge on what to do or how to put your spare on. Regardless of a vehicle’s make or model, every vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. If your vehicle doesn't odds are the previous owner lost it or damaged it and never replaced it. A spare tire is like insurance. You don't need it, until something happens. In this blog we discuss the importance of having a good spare tire, as well as keeping it in good condition and ready to use in case of an emergency.

Even if you have an inflation device or fix-a-flat, having a spare tire will always be the best option for a flat tire. There are times when you get a flat, and all you need is a little more air or some fix- ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Boyd's Tire Featured by Modern Tire Dealer and Tire Business Industry News Leaders!

February 25th, 2015

We love to stay actively involved in our local communities, and because we love it so much, we were just featured in the news! If you didn't know already, we participate in fundraisers that support charities such as Autism Speaks, the American Cancer Society, Recreation Unlimited, the Autism Society of Ohio and the NBC4 BowlAThon.

Boyd's Tire was featured in both of the major tire news networks, Modern Tire Dealer and Tire Business! We decided to share the news article with all our loyal customers, friends, and family that have and continue to help us grow. Your #1 Tire Store and Auto Repair Service Center, Boyd's Tire!

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More Tire Choices and Great Pricing

February 4th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce we now offer an even more diverse selection of tire brands.  We have always been able to offer you very competitive pricing and a great selection of tires due to our buying power and relationship with North Central Tire (NCT).  As of August 1, 2011, NCT was acquired by American Tire Distributors (ATD).  Since 1935 ATD has been a leader in supplying tire and automotive service stores like ours complete packages of tires, wheels, auto service equipment, auto shop supplies and many business resources.  We are excited about our new relationship with ATD and what it will provide both us and our customers moving ...[more]

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Learning About Passenger Tires and Other Tire Types Available for Your Vehicle

January 28th, 2015

Tires OhioWith the many different types of tires on the market today, the passenger tire is the most commonly used and cost-effective tire type available. Passenger tires are typically used in passenger cars and minivans.

Almost every tire manufacture out there offers passenger tires. For example, Michelin with their Michelin Destiny, and Yokohama with their A drive. There are also different types of passenger tires that offer different types of performance for your driving needs.

All season tires are engineered to handle cold, warm, wet, and dry climates. You can identify an all season tire by its tread, and on the sidewall. The tread on an all season tire typically has more sipes (cuts within the tread block) within the tread, as well as a more diverse tread design. On the sidewall ...[more]

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Spare Tire Replacement and Repair for your Car or Truck

January 7th, 2015

Spare Tire OhioIf you have ever had a flat tire, you know how stressful it can be. The stress is then compounded, if you have no knowledge on what to do or how to put your spare on. Regardless of a vehicle’s make or model, every vehicle is equipped with a spare tire. If your vehicle doesn't, odds are the previous owner lost it or damaged it and never replaced it. A spare tire is like insurance. You don't need it, until something happens. In this post we discuss the importance of having a good spare tire, as well as keeping it in good condition and ready to use in case of an emergency.

Even if you have an inflation device or fix-a-flat, having a spare tire will always be the best option for a flat tire. There are times when you get a flat, and all you need is a little more air or som ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Winterize Your Car Battery - Battery Inspections - Local Battery Replacement

December 31st, 2014

Did you know cold weather puts an added strain on your car battery? When temperatures drop into freezing levels, your vehicle must work harder upon startup and also run its cold weather functions like heating systems, wiper blades, and the defroster.  There are simple steps you can take to winterize your car battery and ensure its best performance through this chilly season:

Check the Fluid Levels:

  • Pull of the cap off the battery to get to the hydraulic fluid inside.
  • Using a hydrometer extract some fluid to check the level and condition
  • The hydrometer tool will give you a “low”, “fair”, or “good” rating
...[more]
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When Temperatures Drop - Make Sure Your Vehicles Heater is Functioning Properly

December 3rd, 2014

As the weather gets colder outside, the transition from using your A/C to your heater in your car may take you by surprise. How can you be sure you are ready for the colder seasons? Do you know if your heater is working properly? We can help you with all your heating system questions and concerns to get you ready for this winter season!

Did you know your car heating system works by using the excess heat that is put off from your car’s combustion process? It warms the cabin by filtering and redirecting that heat into your vehicle. Your car’s cooling system works by removing the rest of the heat that could cause damage to your engine. The heating and cooling system are made up of many different parts that are important to maintain to not only keep your car engine cool, but you and your passengers warm in freezing temperatures.

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New Oil Change Special at Boyd's Tire & Service Center

December 1st, 2014

This press release recently went out for Boyd's Tire & Service Center:

Boyd’s Tire & Service Center has seven highly rated locations around Central Ohio, locally owned and operated in their communities since 1996. Boyd’s Tire & Service Centers are known for their expert service and unbeatable offers on everything from new tires to basic services and repairs. Always trying to be the leader in the automotive service industry, Boyd's Tire & Service Center’s focus is on maintaining relationships with their customers that will last a lifetime, by combining service by ASE trained technicians, with top of the line products, and a friendly customer experience.

Beginning now and running through December 31, 2014, Boyd’s Tire & Service Center is offering an unbeatable oil change special, their best offer yet on much needed seasonal automotive maintenance. Get a standard oil change fo ...[more]

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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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