Category Archives: Vehicle Maintenance

The Importance of Tire Rotations

The Importance of Tire Rotations

Since most vehicle models these days carry the weight of the car in the front, it is quite common for the front tires to wear out first. If parts of the engine are worn out or loose, it could cause front tires to wear down quickly, affecting wheel alignment. In cases where shocks and struts are worn out, the tires will wear down unevenly and literally cause the car to bounce on the road as you are driving. Often front tires wear out on the outer edge due to wheel misalignment, and this type of wear and tear could be a result of anything from worn-out ball joints or the car's suspension that has moved out of its proper position for some reason. It is vital that tires are rotated regularly as they can develop bald spots, as well as form bulges and blisters that are dangerous as the vehicle will slip and slide and the driver could lose control of the vehicle and have a serious accident. Uneven wearing down of the front tires occurs most commonly due to the unequal distribution of ... read more

Service Intervals

Service Intervals

Question: I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help! FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS Answer: The simple answer for York residents is to follow the vehicle's recommended service intervals listed in your owner's manual or in your service center's database. But the team at Fadley's Auto Masters in York sympathizes with York residents because of the confusing intervals for modern vehicles. The days of simple rules of thumb that applied to most vehicles are long gone. For example, let's look at an oil change: manufacturers' recommendations run anywhere from every 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) to 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers). This big range comes from engine design and recommended types of oil - so York residents really do need to read and follow the recommendations for their specific vehicle. Your owner's service manual will have a schedule for maintenance services and inspections. Service items include: Tir ... read more