4 Budget Friendly Ways to Improve Mom’s Ride

June 1st, 2016

So we all know that May is devoted to Mother’s Day. In honor of mothers everywhere, here are a few helpful suggestions for you to show mom just how much you care.  
 
1. Oil Change - Getting Mom’s car an oil change would be a nice way to help her get the most miles out of her car. Regular oil changes keep moving parts lubricated, reducing friction and heat buildup, and prevent deposits of sludge and gunk from building up on internal engine assemblies. 
 
2. Wiper Replacement - Even the best windshield wipers need to be replaced every 12 months or so. We’ll get a look at the wi ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Air Pressure

June 1st, 2016

Air Pressure is important

Your tires will last longer if you maintain the proper air pressure. In fact, keeping them correctly inflated is the most important thing you can do.
 
To check your tire’s air pressure, you will need an accurate tire gauge. You can find one at your local tire dealer or automotive supply store.
 
Step 1: Finding the proper inflation:
Always use your manufacturer’s air pressure / inflation guidelines. To find this information, look:
  • In your owner's manual
  • On the edge of the driver’s door or door frame
  • Inside the glove box door
  • On the sidewall of the tire
Although your tire will have inflation information printed on the sidewall, it is ...[more]

Tire Source Auto Services Commercial

June 1st, 2016

Tire Source is ready to provide you with excellent car repair and auto service at any of our five area locations. The video below highlights the experience you can expect to have when using our Canton/Akron auto service and car repair. Our Akron/Canton car repair shops have been designed with you in mind including comfortable guest areas, free shuttle service, and quality car maintenance services.

Let us show you why tire buying and car repair can be a pleasant experience. Visit one of our auto service shops located throughout the Akron, Canton, Medina, and Montrose area today!

How to Change a Flat Tire

June 1st, 2016

You've got a flat tire. This type of situation rarely occurs at a convenient time or location. If you need to change the tire while in transit, make safety your top priority. Try to get as far off the road as possible and turn on your four-way flashers to alert passing motorists of your disabled vehicle. Also, don't park at the crest of a hill because other drivers may not be able to see you as they approach.

Once you've made yourself as safe as possible, recognize that you're going to get dirty during this process, which includes the following steps:

Step #1: Prep before attempting to remove the flat tire.

Get out your jack, lug wrench and spare tire. In a car, all this equipment is usually under a panel in the trunk or rear hatch. With a pick-up truck or SUV, however, the spare tire is normally underneath the rear of the vehicle, and the jack and wrench are either under the hoo ...[more]

What are the Best Summer Tires?

June 1st, 2016

During the summer months, at the peak of travel season for much of the United States, you will probably be spending extra time in your vehicle as you explore new destinations or return to your favorite summertime spots. To get the kind of ride you like best on longer trips, it is important to equip your car with tires that will deliver the driving performance you want.

For most people, that means sticking with all-season radial tires. As the name suggests, all-season tires are designed to deliver good handling, braking and traction in most types of weather, wet or dry, hot or cold. With the exception of the chilliest winter months, when snow tires are recommended, all-season tires are the convenient choice you and your car or truck can depend on throughout most of the year.

However, if you are looking for an easy, effective way to improve the overall responsiveness of your vehi ...[more]