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Air induction service for GDI engines

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Written by Sydney Jones, General Service Technician for HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire The GDI (Gasoline Direct Inject) fuel and air induction service is specifically catered to GDI engines, which aim to provide greater power in a smaller engine. It was standard that a 4-cylinder engine had excellent gas mileage but not a whole lot of power. Meanwhile, a V8 …

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Toyota Prius tire alignment problems

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Are the tires of your Toyota Prius wearing unevenly? Is your car pulling to one side? Does the steering feel sloppy? These are some signs of a bad tire alignment. Various issues can be mistaken for a wheel alignment problem. The steering wheel shuddering when you press the brake pedal is one of them. Tire alignments should be performed when …

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HomeTowne Auto Repair accepting Toys for Tots donations

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Are you looking for a way to help the less fortunate? HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is serving as a drop off location for Toys for Tots. The annual Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped gifts for children in need. Where and when to drop off Toys for Tots donations Toys for Tots donations can be brought to the …

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Check engine light started flashing

In Automotive Diagnostics by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Written by Erin Flynn My work week had an unexpected (and slightly stressful) start. I had filled up the gas tank for my Volkswagen Beetle on my way to work. But when I was leaving the gas station parking lot, my vehicle began to shudder.  It stopped and then started shuddering again a little while later. As I was traveling …