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Who doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet.
Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires.
June 27 - June 30th, Skip's Tire and Auto Repair Centers will be giving you 2 Free Tires when you purchase 2 Tires with an installation package. Not only will Skip's be running their annual ‘Buy 2 Tires - Get 2 Free Sale’, but customers purchasing select Goodyear Tires in San Jose will also be eligible for up to $160 in Visa Gift Card Rebates!
You or someone you know has probably needed to have their transmission replaced at one time or another. Just as it's a good idea to change the oil on your vehicle, it's also smart to have maintenance performed on your transmission by your local auto mechanic.
Here's how paying for transmission maintenance can save you money, especially over the long haul.
Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Transmission
Transmission maintenance is going to keep your transmission running better for a longer period of time. This is because the maintenance will prevent seals and gaskets from becoming rigid. When these parts become distorted—a result of their hardening—they can end the life of your transmission.
By keeping your transmission and ...[more]
Skip's Tires and Auto Center - Want to Know More About Your Car and Tires? Here are 5 More Resources to Boost Your Knowledge
Our recent blog posts have had information on getting new shocks and maintaining your transmission. If you’re looking for more information on these topics, then check out these great resources.
- If you need to know when to replace your shocks or struts, this CNN page may be a valuable resource because they address the function of your shocks.
- Driving a car that is very poorly maintained isn't a good idea for several reasons, one of which is the danger involved. Caradvice.com discusses the dangers of poorly maintained vehicles.
- Transmission service may seem unnecessary in the short-term, but it can pay off in the long-run, as ...[more]
Your cars shocks help you have a stable, comfortable, and safe ride. When they wear out, there are several negative consequences on your ability to control your car and your overall comfort will decrease driving.
Here are a few signs that you may need new shocks:
You experience rough turns.
If each right or left turn you take is a challenge when they were once smooth, you may need new shocks. This swaying or “rolling” is a sign your shocks aren't supporting the weight of your car while you get around town and it could be dangerous.
Your vehicle moves forward after stopping.
If the car dives fo ...[more]
Skip's Tire is excited to announce the launch of its new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.
The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle, brand and size.
With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.
We invite you to visit the new www.skipstire.com today!