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Tire rotations and their importance

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

As a car owner, you are an investor – you invest in oil changes, needed parts and new tires. We all know that taking care of a car isn’t cheap. Maintenance may feel like a burden sometimes, however, it can prevent future expenses. One service we offer is tire rotations, where the front and back tires change places.  This service …

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Why your car AC is important during the winter

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s cold outside. So, why should I worry if my car’s air conditioning works or not?  Well, there’s actually a very good reason.  During the winter, obviously we use our defroster a lot – especially in the morning – to clear the windshield and side windows. Normally, you put it on full blast as you’re warming up the car.  But …

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What causes an engine to misfire?

In Vehicle Maintenance by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s important to note when your car is doing something abnormal. They can indicate an underlying issue. The same is true for misfires. What is a misfire? A misfire is when the air in the fuel isn’t ignited correctly. What are signs that an engine is misfiring? The check engine light turning on is one sign of a misfire. You …

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Why you should get your wheel alignment checked once a year

In Vehicle Alignment by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

It’s important to have your car’s alignment checked once a year or when new tires are installed. This service can prevent tires from wearing prematurely. While performing a wheel alignment on a Honda CR-V, we noticed that one of its tires needed to be replaced.  Not only was the tire worn down to its tread wear indicator, it was going …