Today we want to talk about timing belts. They’re something that many St. Charles drivers don’t know much about and yet your vehicle won’t run if it’s broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing belt replacement is scheduled in the owner’s manual, it’s not the kind of thing that most St. Louis car owners remember&hellip» read more
Looking at getting some new tires? The choices at O'Fallon tire stores can be a little overwhelming. Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. Do you get off the payment on the outskirts of O'Fallon more than most? If so, some additional off-road traction would be nice. » read more
Today in our SafeWay Tire & Auto Center blog, we’re going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your car isn’t the only aspect of your life in St. Charles with recommended intervals: Let’s start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills? Now, what would happen if you didn’t follow these intervals? Well, you’d get more cavities. You’d may not discover health conditions that could be&hellip» read more
You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager asks what size you need. Then your mind goes blank. Tire size can be&hellip» read more
High gas prices in St. Charles increase the cost of living for MO drivers. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some St. Charles vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to MO news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn’t&hellip» read more
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the news. St. Charles people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better fuel economy and receive a government rebate. A lot of St. Charles motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They’re good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they’re paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their cars for 200,000 miles or more – as&hellip» read more
If you're like most of us in St. Charles, you want your car to handle well. That's the job of your suspension system. There are different types of suspension systems, but they all work on the same basic principles. First, there are the springs, which bear the weight of the car. The most common springs are coil or leaf - although we see air springs and torsion bars more often. The springs do most of the&hellip» read more
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Everyone in St. Charles MO eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in St. Charles MO, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process. One category is often referred to as "summer tires". Summer tires are designed to be driven on the road&hellip» read more
Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the St. Charles MO area (zip code: 63301) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At SafeWay Tire & Auto Center we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.
If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the St. Louis area, bring it in for high-mileage maintenance:
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