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COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

They got me in fast in an emergency situation and were very helpful. Prices are reasonable.


-Erica S.

Kid friendly staff! My 2 year old loves to pretend he's a mechanic and run! They were great with him! I was also involved in the process of getting tires on my jeep and they were happy to answer any questions I had! A++!


-Brandi L.

Great people, great work and a great price. They even shuttle me back and forth to work, while the work on my car. Fantastic Customer service.


-April F.

Great work. Very competitive prices. Woody is the man.


-Adam R.

Good work fair price. First come first serve so get there early . Great prices on tires .


-Jared G.

Always a excellent place. Fair price and great service.


-Sandra B.

Aid tire was amazing! After being so stressed out thinking I had to pay almost 600 dollars to get my car fixed I decided to be smart and go for a second opinion! Not only was my cost quoted at a reasonable price, the customer service was awesome! My car drives amazing now! From here on out if I have any other issues I?m going to aid tire on Timberlake! Thank you!!


-Brittiny D.

Excellent service, good pricing. Very professional and reliable service! Has been my only repair / tire shop for over 10 years.


-Gregory H.

Switched to this garage from another that couldn't find the problem with my truck and they fixed the problem and did a great job explaining everything to me and the prices are pretty reasonable. Will continue to go back to them until they give me a reason not to. Nice friendly people.


-Micheal B.

Needed a tire plugged. Just stopped by, no appointment, and was in and out in 20 minutes. Tire plugged, pressure checked on all the rest and spare. $10. Awesome!


-Jamie C.
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