Monday, July 18, 2016

Checking Your Tires in Summer Heat.

Tire inflation is vital to summertime driving.  Chances are you are putting more highway miles on your car…or at least you will be.  The intense summer heat combined with those hard-driving miles spells wear and tear when the rubber meets the road.  The air pressure is what supports the weight of your vehicle NOT the tire itself.

It is vitally important to remember that air pressure expands when heated and contracts when cooled.  Of course, this happens not only seasonally, but day and night as well as you consider when you will be traveling this summer.  Here is a tip…for every 10 degrees the tire pressure will increase by 1 pound per square inch.  Think about that as the temperature nears 100 degrees!

Whether you are doing the same driving this summer that you do 12 months a year or you are headed out on a summer vacation it is important to have your tires examined by a professional.  That man in the Raleigh North Carolina area is Jim Liacos.  Jim has spent his entire adult life repairing cars.  Jim’s Auto Services is your Raleigh tire care expert.  Drive in for a check-up today at 3711 Tarheel Drive.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Road Trip!

Yes, it is that time again.  Happy 4th to one and all in the Raleigh area.  Now your attention may be turning to that summer vacation.  You have waited all year for this.  Stop mail delivery.  Find someone to watch the pets.  Make sure you have a job to come back to…just kidding.  And above all, have your vehicle ready for the long ride.

Make sure that the oil is changed even if you just had an oil change a month or two ago.  You may be tacking on thousands of miles in the next couple of weeks.  Make sure that every one of the fluids in your car has been topped off.  Check the condition of all hoses and belts.  Definitely make sure that your tires are prepared for the long journey.

There are many items on the road trip check list.  All of them need to be checked off by a trained professional before you hit the hot summer road.  Your Raleigh full service vehicle check-up pro is Jim Liacos.  Jim is and has been the owner of Jim’s Auto Services for decades.  He will give your car a clean bill of health before its summer sojourn.  Make an appointment today at (919) 824-4566.