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Yearly Archives: 2019

Maintaining Correct Tire Pressure

Summer can be tough on your tires. That’s because tire pressure changes with rising temperatures. Under-or over-inflated tires put you at risk for accidents, blowouts and flats. Check your owner’s manual to make sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications. This will help you save money at the pump, too. Properly inflated tires increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by up to three percent. Come by Closs Tire & Auto and for $2 bucks we can check your tire pressure to make sure you are road ready For $35 we will check your front end to make sure the alignment is straight and no wear and tear is being created on your tires.   Come by or give us a call, we would be happy to see you!  

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Recently we had a 2002 GMC Savanna come into our shop for a starting issue and needed a service for preventative maintenance. This vehicle has a G2500 5.7 Liter engine. First, we installed a new battery, as well a starter. After the install we proceeded to change the oil. After draining the oil we inspected it to find a chocolate milky oil. What is that you might ask? When coolant mixes with engine oil, it creates a light brown liquid that looks an awful lot like chocolate milk. If you notice this on the dipstick, or in the pan after draining it, there’s a problem and you need to diagnose it.  Finding the leak can be tough to do, though, unless it’s something pretty obvious like a cracked block. Check for head gasket leaks, and if necessary, do a leak down test on each cylinder. Now we are in the process of pressure testing the system. We now have to dismantle the engine to check for damage. We remove and dismantle the front clip. Only to find th ... read more

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