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Elk River Tire & Auto

690 Dodge Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330

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Many vehicle owners cringe when they hear the words, “automotive repair.” How do you know if you are getting the best automotive service possible when you take your vehicle to your favorite auto shop? Most vehicle owners are aware that technicians change oil, repair tires and inspect brakes, but are you aware of the extent of the training and knowledge that a technician acquires in helping you take care of your vehicle?

Take a moment to consider the typical work performed by a certified automotive repair technician. In doing so, you can have confidence in knowing that your vehicle will be well taken care of! Certified automotive repair technicians...

Many car owners cringe when they hear the words automotive repair. They’re worried need to know what does an automotive service technician do that you can’t do?
20
Nov
2018

Many vehicle owners cringe when they hear the words, “automotive repair.” How do you know if you are getting the best automotive service possible when you take your vehicle to your favorite auto shop? Most vehicle owners are aware that technicians change oil, repair tires and inspect brakes, but are you aware of the extent of the training and knowledge that a technician acquires in helping you take care of your vehicle?

Take a moment to consider the typical work performed by a certified automotive repair technician. In doing so, you can have confidence in knowing that your vehicle will be well taken care of! Certified automotive repair technicians...

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A seemingly simple tire service is a vital part of regular car maintenance. Did you realize that the four tires are the only parts of your vehicle that actually touch the road? Thus, remember that proper inflation, equal tread wear, proper wheel alignment, and balancing are not to be taken lightly.

Are you wondering how often should tires be replaced? For the tires that come on a new vehicle, a general rule of thumb is about 50,000 miles. However, the lifespan of your tires depends on several factors:

  • The quality of the tire.
  • Is it a performance summer tire or an all-season tire?
  • The type of car and how the tire is mounted.
  • The treadwear rating, i.e., the expected length of tread life.
  • How the car is driven.
Are you looking for quality tire service? Contact our Auto technicians at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about how often tires should be replaced.
06
Nov
2018

A seemingly simple tire service is a vital part of regular car maintenance. Did you realize that the four tires are the only parts of your vehicle that actually touch the road? Thus, remember that proper inflation, equal tread wear, proper wheel alignment, and balancing are not to be taken lightly.

Are you wondering how often should tires be replaced? For the tires that come on a new vehicle, a general rule of thumb is about 50,000 miles. However, the lifespan of your tires depends on several factors:

  • The quality of the tire.
  • Is it a performance summer tire or an all-season tire?
  • The type of car and how the tire is mounted.
  • The treadwear rating, i.e., the expected length of tread life.
  • How the car is driven.
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Are you experiencing braking problems? You may be just minutes away from an accident if your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to. Properly working brakes are an absolute must for safe driving! Drivers should be aware of when their brake pads and rotors begin to fail or lose their effectiveness.

There are several factors that can determine the average lifetime of brake rotors and pads:

  • What is your style of driving? Don’t be an aggressive driver who is constantly stomping down hard on the brakes, such as in stop-and-go town traffic.
  • How much does the vehicle plus passengers/cargo weigh? The stopping power of brakes is calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus the passenger limits, so overloading your vehicle will significantly diminish the effectiveness of your brakes.
  • What is the quality of the brake pads and rotors? The quality of the components that make up the braking system impacts how fast they wear out.
  • What is the purpose of your vehicle? If you pull heavy loads such as heavy trailers, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the braking components will wear more quickly because the brakes have to be applied harder and more frequently than on level roads.
Wondering what is the average lifetime of brake rotors? Call a brake repair specialist at Elk River Tire & Auto for expert advice about brake pads and rotors.
22
Oct
2018

Are you experiencing braking problems? You may be just minutes away from an accident if your vehicle fails to stop when and where you expect it to. Properly working brakes are an absolute must for safe driving! Drivers should be aware of when their brake pads and rotors begin to fail or lose their effectiveness.

There are several factors that can determine the average lifetime of brake rotors and pads:

  • What is your style of driving? Don’t be an aggressive driver who is constantly stomping down hard on the brakes, such as in stop-and-go town traffic.
  • How much does the vehicle plus passengers/cargo weigh? The stopping power of brakes is calculated on the weight of the vehicle plus the passenger limits, so overloading your vehicle will significantly diminish the effectiveness of your brakes.
  • What is the quality of the brake pads and rotors? The quality of the components that make up the braking system impacts how fast they wear out.
  • What is the purpose of your vehicle? If you pull heavy loads such as heavy trailers, drive mostly in mountainous terrain, or make frequent stop-and-go trips, the braking components will wear more quickly because the brakes have to be applied harder and more frequently than on level roads.
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