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Pitfalls of buying a used car

In Auto Shop Talk by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

This is just one of the experiences we’ve had working on a used car: Our customer had just bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler off a used car lot at a dealership. It had cool lights and just looked nice, beefy and fun to drive. They brought it to us after they started hearing a growling noise when driving. After checking …

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Why you shouldn’t use cheap brakes

In Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

The quality of the parts used on a vehicle can play a large role in how it runs. Brakes are no exception. We don’t recommend installing cheap brakes, which promote noise, vibrations, and road symptoms — such as rapid wear. Another reason why you don’t want to use cheap brake pads and rotors is because the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems …

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Michelin tires sold at HomeTowne Auto Repair

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

When it comes to tires, Michelin is top of line. The Defender Tire has become a favorite among drivers. It’s one of the Michelin tires we sell. Recently, more tire sizes have become available. Not only is it offered for SUVs and trucks, it can also be used by passenger vehicles and smaller cars. Michelin has begun designing the Defender …

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Why are oil changes important?

In Oil Change by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Regular checkups are important to one’s health. The same proves true for vehicles. Between every 3,000 and 5,000 miles, it’s a good idea to have the oil changed.  This is one way you can maintain your car and its engine. When changing the oil, our technicians remove the drain plug, which releases oil from the engine. After we catch the …