Stay Safe At Halloween

October 27th, 2010
auto repair in Columbus, OHThe 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]
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Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

October 6th, 2010
winter tires in Columbus, OHAt Boyd’s Tire & Service Center in Columbus, OH, we know that the winters can be pretty tough here. The days are getting shorter, soon there will be a snap in the air and the next thing you know, it’s going to be winter! Here are a few ideas to get your car ready for the cold weather: 
 
  • Battery: Extreme heat and extreme cold can both stress your car’s battery. At 5 degrees Fahrenheit, a fully-charged battery can only deliver half its rated cranking power; cold temperatures slow down the chemical reaction in the battery that actually provides power. In addition, motor oil thickens and becomes more viscous at cold temperatures, making it harder to turn the engine ove ...[more]
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