Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

You should rotate your tires for the same basic reason as why you should change your oil periodically, or make sure your car battery is still good. Tire rotation and replacement is just a part of your basic vehicle maintenance checklist, and absolutely makes a difference in how well your car or truck performs. If anything, rotating your tires is more immediately important than something like an oil check, simply because defective tires and tire blowouts can cause extremely abrupt accidents right on the road. Now, let’s get down to the details of why you should rotate your tires and explain the tricks for doing or having it done correctly. What is a Tire Rotation? While most drivers know about…
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Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza Featured on NBC News

James Mattingly from Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza, was featured on NBC News discussing snow auto preparedness. Mattingly shares that Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza will stay open to serve their customers as normal because customers always come first. Snow Auto Preparedness Rick & Ray’s want to make sure that their customers have properly working cooling systems and good freeze protection on their vehicles to protect them during the snowstorm. Mattingly also suggests filling your car up with gas and ensuring that your tires are full of air in order to avoid being stranded in the snow. If you are interested in preparing your car for any upcoming events then you can always bring your vehicle to Rick & Ray’s…
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The Most Common Mercedes Benz Repairs

The Most Common Mercedes Benz Repairs

Do you need Mercedes Benz repairs? Mercedes-Benz is the most popular luxury car brand in the United States. It's normally described by fanatics as reliable, good quality, luxurious, and expensive. With that being said, there has never been an automobile that didn't have any issues. No matter how much you spend on purchasing the nicest or most renowned car, you'll still run into a few problems. It's always best practice to keep up with regular maintenance on your car to try and avoid any mishaps. However, there are a few common Mercedes repairs to be on the lookout for. Read on to find out what the more common car problems are with Mercedes! 1. Brake Issues Mercedes CL-class and GL-class often…
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Alternators: What Are They and What Do They Do?

Alternators: What Are They and What Do They Do?

What are alternators? Your alternator serves an important purpose, as it powers all your car’s electric components such as the radio and headlights. You may wonder how an alternator works and why it’s so vital to the smooth operation of your vehicle. Let’s talk about it. What an Alternator Does Yes, the battery is critical when you want to start your car when it's already off, but the alternator keeps your car going once the engine is up and running. The alternator supplies the following components with direct current (DC) power while driving or idling: Headlights Steering Power windows Windshield wipers Heated seats Radio Dashboard instruments The alternator essentially converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, powering a drive belt attached…
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7 Common BMW Engine Problems

7 Common BMW Engine Problems

Owning a BMW is an honor. Whether you own a 3-Series or an X7, we know you are proud of your Bimmer. BMWs are some of the most reliable and luxurious vehicles on the market. Yet, like all engines, even BMWs need occasional maintenance and repair to keep them running smoothly. Over time, minor issues can arise that could result in significant issues if neglected. There are several common BMW engine problems that you should be aware of. Becoming familiar with these common issues will help you spot them before they become serious. Timely attention combined with preventative maintenance will keep your car in top shape. If you want to make sure your vehicle continues to run well regardless of how many miles it has on…
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