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HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire supports local business, community

In Community Involvement, News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Two area businesses are supporting their community. HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire recently purchased a meal package at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. Dyvine BBQ in Motion donated the food. “One thing that’s very important that I’m a big believer in is supporting businesses that support our community,” HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire Owner ST Billingsley said. He encourages …

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Are you going on vacation?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Are you going on vacation this year? Here are a few vehicle maintenance checks you should make before heading down the highway. Tire tread Prior to your trip, you want to make sure that the tire tread is thick enough. The tires are the only things that contact the road, which has everything to do with how well you go …

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BFGoodrich KO2 tire can be used for off-roading vehicles

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

If you drive an off-roading vehicle and are looking for a new set of wheels, you may want to consider the BFGoodrich KO2 tire. The BFGoodrich KO2 tire offers a longer treadlife and aggressive all-terrain traction, which allows you to travel confidently. Its notched shoulder allows motorists to maneuver through soft soil as well as deep snow. Sharp rocks are …

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The importance of wheel alignments

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

You can get the most out of your vehicle’s tires through one check. Wheel alignments, which should be conducted once a year, can prevent premature wear. If you notice that the steering wheel isn’t centered or that it’s pulling to one sign, you may need an alignment. Several conditions can cause tires to get out of alignment, including potholes, curbs …

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When a disc brake caliper seizes up

In Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A disc brake caliper seizing up is one problem that may occur in a brake system. This issue is caused by various factors, including dirt, lack of maintenance and rust. Rust that builds up over time can prevent the brake caliper piston from resending back into the disc brake caliper. It will keep holding constant pressure on the brake pad …

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Does your vehicle have a water pump problem?

In Vehicle Fluids by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

A few signs could mean that there’s a problem with an important vehicle part. Those who find engine coolant on the ground, notice that their vehicle’s temperature gauge is running higher than normal, or see the check engine light turn on may have water pump issue. Water pumps help keep engines from overheating by circulating antifreeze through the engine to the …

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Meet Calli: HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire’s newest Service Writer

In News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Calli Thacker recently joined the HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire family. The auto repair shop’s newest Service Writer has been working in the automotive industry for 10 years. What brought you to the automotive industry? I started the year after I graduated high school. It was, actually, just a job after high school that I thought was just going to be a …

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Meet Heather: Service Writer for HomeTowne Auto Repair

In News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Heather Skerry, a service writer at HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, began working in the automotive industry in 2012. She started out selling cars before transitioning into the service arena. What brought you to the automotive industry? In one sense, it was kind of by accident. In another sense, it was kind of destined to happen. Both my grandfathers were …

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Meet Jessica: Service Writer at HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire

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Jessica Ulrich is a Service Writer at HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire. She has been working in the automotive industry for about 2 and a half years. What brought you to the automotive industry? Well, I used to help out with my dad, just basically watched for a long time. But then I kind of strayed off the path into …

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HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire covering employees’ health care

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Health care is more affordable for HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire employees. Last month, the Woodbridge-based business began paying for 100 percent of the basic health care plan. This is providing relief to a General Service Technician, who is recently married and is expecting a child. “He was concerned about paying for health care for his whole family,” General Manager …