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Archive for January 2012

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

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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

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