Preventative Car Maintenance to Drive the Road Ahead

March 28th, 2014

car repair Knoxville, TNVehicle maintenance seems to never end- from oil changes, to wheel alignments, brake checks and belt replacement the time and money you invest into your vehicle is comparable to a child. With a busy schedule and tight finances car repairs can be temporarily rescheduled and often forgot completely. After all, how much does skipping a tire alignment once matter?

It should be no surprise skipping a simple auto repair such as a break check or belt replacement could permanently damage your vehicle. Spotting small problems in the short run could be the difference between a minor fix now and a large costly repair in the future.

At Halls Service Center Tire Pros staff encourages customers to become knowledgeable about auto repair. Regular servicing in combination with frequent self-checks preformed at home will ...[more]

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Spring is the Season for Change

March 27th, 2014
As the weather changes and the world is energized to get out and do something, you can start with a simple change:  changing the fluids in your vehicle. It’s fast.  It’s easy.  It’s not expensive, and it is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your car or truck. 
 
A quick run down of the fluids in your vehicle are Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering, and Washer Fluid. To maintain your vehicle’s proper functions, you want to make sure you are changing the oil, and flushing out or replacing the coolant and transmission fluid. Washer fluid should be checked and topped off whenever it is low (most vehicles have a light that will indicate when the reservoir needs to be filled).  Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid should rarely, if ...[more]
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How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

March 13th, 2014
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire.  And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years. 
 
The way that potholes work is that roads will freeze and thaw causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement.  This weakens the asphalt in the process. A ...[more]
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