November 20th, 2013
1. Tires: Ensure tire pressure is properly serviced and maintained for both lengthy travels and everyday driving. Underinflation of tires can cause unnecessary wear and hardship to tire tread, causing tire failure or malfunctions. If not properly inflated, fuel economy can be severely decreased, causing drivers to lose about .6 miles per gallon due to improper tire conditions. Whether over or under inflated, tires can easily lose traction that could lead to an accident if not addressed. Service tires before Thanksgiving travel this holiday season to avoid unnecessary accidents, injury or inconvenience.
2. Headlights: Maintaining proper safety and visibility is imperative for winter driving conditions as travelers often drive in less t ...[more]
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Posted in: Auto Repair 101
June 5th, 2013
Summer’s going to be here before you know it, and that means time for family road trips!
We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a vacation...money, accommodations, scheduling, keeping the kids occupied in the car...but one thing you definitely should not neglect in those plans is your tires.
Summer road trips are hard on tires. You have to figure you’re in a car that’s likely loaded to the gills, driving for hours and hours to get to your destination in 90-plus-degree weather. That’s a good way to end up with overheated tires, and heat is the enemy of even the best tires. Here are a few things to consider before you load up the car and get going:
Tags: driver safety, car maintenance, driving tips, tire inflation, holiday travel, tire repair, safe driving tips, auto service, safe tires
Posted in: Tire 101
July 4th, 2012
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants.
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could ...[more]
October 27th, 2010
The days are getting shorter, before long there will be a snap in the air, and the next thing you know it’ll be time for trick-or-treaters to be prowling the streets at the end of October. Things are different from a generation ago, when kids went free-range and unsupervised on Halloween; today, trick-or-treaters usually have a parent in charge on their house-to-house rounds. One thing hasn’t changed, though…kids have one goal at Halloween, and that is to accumulate as many sweets and treats as possible, as quickly as possible. That means they may not be completely aware of their surroundings, and that’s where it’s up to you, the driver, to use extra caution. At Boyd’s Tire & Service Center in Columbus ...[more]
Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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