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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. Donations can be brought to the auto shop between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from …

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Check engine light started flashing

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Written by Erin Flynn My work week had an unexpected start. I had filled up the gas tank for Volkswagen Beetle and was leaving the parking lot when my vehicle began to shudder.  It stopped and then started shuddering again a few minutes later. Then, the check engine light began to flash and eventually became solid. Thankfully, I made it …