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Archive for January 2012

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

A Cold Day In St. Charles

Posted July 1, 2014 4:34 PM | in Air Conditioning

Most St. Charles auto owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy MO freeway but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during St. Louis rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot car. A lot of St. Charles drivers judge their vehicles’ air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and&hellip» read more

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at SafeWay Tire & Auto Center

Posted June 25, 2014 10:48 AM | in Tires and Wheels

A lot of us St. Charles car owners like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We’re picky about color and body style. We’ll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for MO auto owners to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels. Wheels come in thousands of designs. Custom wheels can add personality, style or sass to a vehicle. Many of&hellip» read more

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Posted June 17, 2014 4:41 PM | in Fluids

St. Charles motorists' current vehicles have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids. It’s essential for St. Charles drivers to always use the right type of fluid for their car. Your service advisor and your owner’s manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of fluid your vehicle&hellip» read more

Why is My Check Engine Light On?

Posted June 10, 2014 4:36 PM | in Monitoring System


The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some St. Charles auto owners and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us St. Charles car owners.

Let’s get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause&hellip» read more

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

Posted June 3, 2014 3:31 PM | in Maintenance

At SafeWay Tire & Auto Center we’ve had a lot of St. Charles, St. Peters, and Earth City clients asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that’s been building for several years in MO. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehicles on the road have over 75,000 miles on them. It looks like it’s going to keep heading in that direction&hellip» read more

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In St. Charles

Posted May 30, 2014 10:24 AM | in Maintenance

About 90% of our driving decisions in St. Louis are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely critical. Most St. Charles auto owners have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our car windshield is just dirty. In fact, it’s estimated that 46,000,000 motorists across the nation are driving with wipers that can’t adequately clear their windshield&hellip» read more

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