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Is your car ready for winter?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Is your car ready for winter? As the upcoming season approaches, it’s important to make sure that it’s prepared as much as possible. Here are a few components you should check as the cooler months begin to settle in: Windshield wipers: One of the things that you’ll want to look at are your wiper blades to see if they are …

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CrossClimate SUV Tire – an all season tire for SUVs, crossovers

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Having tires that you can count on whether it’s sunny or snowing is important. The Michelin CrossClimate SUV tire is an all season tire available for SUVs and crossovers. Featuring wet and dry traction, it is certified for snow traction. This tire’s V-shaped tread design, deep sipes and emerging grooves enable it to last longer in wet and snowy weather. …

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Why is a brake fluid exchange important?

In Brake Fluid Flush, Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Car maintenance isn’t just about oil changes and wheel alignments. It also extends to your brake system. When you step on the brake, the brake pad and brake rotor press against each other, creating heat and moisture. They don’t move very far, and neither does the brake fluid between them.  The moisture that accumulates causes corrosion to build up. Corrosion …

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Brake failure symptoms and causes

In Brakes by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Many factors can lead to brake failure – cheap brakes, brake parts installed incorrectly, and brake wear are among them.  Several symptoms indicate that brake repair is needed. Grinding, squealing, rattling and groaning noises are all signs that there is a problem with your car’s brake pads. The causes range from loose parts to a lack of lubrication, depending on …