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October is Fall Car Care Month! (Infographic)

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: preventative maintenance is critical to keeping your car safe on the road. And now – during National Fall Car Care Month – is the perfect opportunity to review car care basics!Regular oil changes, properly inflated tires, and keeping up with recommended maintenance can help you extend the life of your vehicle and improve the way it drives. Check out this infographic of 5 key systems you should be monitoring:Regular care and inspections will help you prevent breakdowns and avoid costly repairs by addressing small issues before they cause further damage. Get more miles out of every dollar! To schedule your next oil change and inspection, call us at 361.444.1355. Happy Car Care Month

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Need new tires? Find out with this trick that only costs a penny!

Did you know that you officially need to replace your tires when the tread is below 2/32” thick? And did you know that the distance between the edge of a penny and the top of Lincoln’s head is exactly 2/32”?Convenient, right?Whether you’ve put extra miles on your tires with summer road trips or they are simply nearing the end of their life, this quick test will let you know if it is time to consider new tires.Most tires have “wear bars” that run across the tread pattern. When these become visible, connecting patterns across your tire’s tread, they serve as a warning that your tread is getting bare. But not all tires are designed the same, and sometimes you just need an extra test to know with confidence that it is time to replace your tires. So for a quick tread check, grab a penny! Place the penny, with Lincoln’s head down and facing you, into the tread of the tire.If all or part of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tread, your tires still have ... read more

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