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Archive for December 2010

Budget For Maintenance in St. Charles

Posted September 12, 2014 5:49 PM | in Maintenance

Sometimes busy St. Charles residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around St. Louis in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time St. Charles car owners spend at the side of the road during breakdowns.&hellip» read more

Drive Defensively In MO

Posted September 3, 2014 5:18 PM | in Safety

Car care is a vital part of auto safety in St. Charles. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on MO roads is to drive safely. Defensive driving is safe driving. And defensive driving is all about attitude. You have to decide that you will be a safe driver in MO, no matter what anyone else is doing. St.&hellip» read more

How Much is Enough for St. Louis Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Posted August 29, 2014 2:09 PM | in Tires and Wheels

Most St. Louis car owners know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn&hellip» read more

Helping St. Charles Drivers Get the Right Tires

Posted August 19, 2014 2:24 PM | in Tires and Wheels

Every St. Charles vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy MO roads. But the rubber compound in&hellip» read more

Under Pressure in St. Charles: TPMS

Posted August 15, 2014 10:28 AM | in Tires and Wheels

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in St. Charles or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted&hellip» read more

Gear Up: Transmission Service at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center in St. Charles

Posted August 8, 2014 10:45 AM | in Transmission

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It&hellip» read more

Fuel System Cleaning at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center in St. Charles for Better Performance

Posted August 1, 2014 4:24 PM | in Fuel System

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized. The pressure in a fuel injection system varies depending on its type. Many gasoline engines use port&hellip» read more


Posted July 25, 2014 11:11 AM | in Alignment

Hello St. Charles motorists! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly in St. Charles. It can even damage your suspension system, which is a costly repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread&hellip» read more

SafeWay Tire & Auto Center Advice On Buying New Tires

Posted July 16, 2014 4:22 PM | in Tires and Wheels

Today’s tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every St. Charles driver’s style, habits and driving conditions. Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all MO seasons. St. Charles off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires’ high profile protects rims from&hellip» read more

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring For Your St. Charles Auto

Posted July 9, 2014 3:12 PM | in Monitoring System

St. Charles car owners may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in St. Charles come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around St. Louis have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure. If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the automobile manufacturer’s recommended pressure, the sensor&hellip» read more

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