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Archive for December 2010

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center

Posted December 16, 2014 5:23 PM | in Tires and Wheels

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what&hellip» read more

Maintaining Your Diesel in St. Louis

Posted December 11, 2014 5:24 PM | in Fuel System

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in St. Louis because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more St. Charles drivers driving diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV’s. Diesels are popular in St. Charles because they get better MPG than gas-powered engines.&hellip» read more

Drive Train Service in St. Charles at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center

Posted December 4, 2014 10:31 AM | in Drive Train

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the important components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive. Let’s start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle,&hellip» read more

Cool Running In St. Charles

Posted November 25, 2014 8:31 AM | in Cooling System

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your car engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the interstate in St. Charles waiting for your car engine to cool down. When you service your cooling system at SafeWay Tire &&hellip» read more

The SafeWay Tire & Auto Center Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

Posted November 18, 2014 10:37 AM | in Fuel System

The team at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center in St. Charles and MO car owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. St. Charles drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks. And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more St. Charles car owners can do? After all, some of us St. Charles folks can’t cut back&hellip» read more

Exhaust Service at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center: Passing the Smell Test

Posted November 14, 2014 10:09 AM | in Exhaust

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most St. Charles drivers realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All MO folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That’s why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so essential. We can help you with that at&hellip» read more

Blind Spot Safety For St. Charles Driving

Posted November 5, 2014 5:51 PM | in Safety

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse’s annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in St. Charles, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it’s not good marital advice, it’s good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other St. Louis motorists' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.&hellip» read more

Automotive Detective Work In St. Charles

Posted October 30, 2014 8:11 AM | in Diagnostics

There’s a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in St. Charles. Figuring out what’s wrong with your car has a lot of similarities to figuring out what’s wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training&hellip» read more


Posted October 24, 2014 7:38 AM | in Inspection

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they give us guidelines to follow regarding how often to inspect the various parts and systems on our cars. Vehicular components are required&hellip» read more

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Posted October 14, 2014 7:13 AM | in Maintenance

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free". Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to St. Charles Bigfoot fans, but this maintenance-free myth has more evidence than most. If we look at some isolated areas of auto maintenance, we could conclude that maintenance isn't&hellip» read more

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