Archive for June 2022
Picking the Right Tires in MemphisPosted June 26, 2022 11:27 AM
Shopping for tires in Memphis can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.
Next comes winter tires. Memphis people buy winter tires because they still like performance driving when it's cold and slippery on TN roads, so they need a tread design that'll really bite into ice and snow. The rubber compound is formulated to stay pliable when temperatures drop below 45 degrees F/7 degrees C so they get great traction even on dry roads. On the other end of the winter tire spectrum are tires designed to handle well in severe ice and snow conditions.
The Madison Automotive Guide to Custom WheelsPosted June 19, 2022 9:50 AM
If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.
Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Madison AutomotivePosted June 12, 2022 10:13 AM
These days many people in the Memphis area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you've had the vehicle for a while or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that's where you start.
For advice on how to make your vehicle last longer, visit us at Madison Automotive.
Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)Posted June 5, 2022 8:26 AM
If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.
But they don't last forever. With care and depending on where and how you drive, shocks and struts should be replaced at intervals ranging from 50,000 miles/80,000 km to 100,000 miles/160,000 km. If you drive on bumpy roads with a lot of potholes, that interval will likely be shorter. Rough surfaces can take their toll.
But how do you know if your shocks and struts are doing their job properly? The best way is to have your vehicle checked by a technician. He or she can inspect the shock absorbers and struts for leaks, corrosion and damage. Mounts and bushings can also go bad and they should be evaluated as well. A thorough examination by a technician will also include looking at other suspension parts. Some may contribute to making your vehicle behave the same way if they're broken, corroded, worn or bent.
If you need new shocks and struts, your service advisor will make sure that you get those that meet manufacturer's specifications. That's important because they want to make sure you're getting the handling and performance engineers designed your vehicle to have.
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