If you spend much time on the road, you’ll eventually encounter a flat tire on your vehicle. At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA we want to prepare you for what you should do next. First, get out of traffic immediately. It’s best if you can stop on solid, flat ground, out of the way of traffic where other drivers can see you. Don’t continue driving; your steering is compromised, and you risk damaging expensive components, including your rim. Next, decide whether you want to call a tow truck, or change the tire yourself. If you have towing and assistance then you can call for help but it is always great to be able to handle the situation yourself if need be as there is not always cell phone service and you sometimes do not have the luxury of the added time it would take to wait for that assistance.
At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, we know that the difference between a vehicle that runs for 80,000 miles and a vehicle that makes it to 400,000 miles depends on one thing; maintenance. Here are a few tips to avoid some of the most notorious vehicle killers out there.
Keeping our customers safe and on the road is our goal at Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA. When something goes wrong with your engine or your vehicle's electrical system, your car will usually let you know immediately. However, when the rubber meets the road, you need to know that your tires are in great shape as well.
At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, we believe it’s important for you to know how different systems in your car, truck, or SUV operate. Whether you want to know what to watch out for, or you’re just curious about how things work, we’re here to supply the answers.
Vehicle belts aren’t that different than the belts that hold up your trousers. They need to fit properly and stay in place, and if they break, sag, or wear out, you’ll probably wish you were wearing a different belt that day. The same goes for the belts in your car. Your engine compartment is a punishing environment, and while all auto belts are made of materials designed to be both flexible and tough, even the toughest materials will eventually wear out due to the extreme temperatures under the hood.
Your fleet or commercial truck works hard, every day. Most commercial vehicles are heavy, and constantly under load. As a result, your brakes will inevitably develop issues over time. At Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita, CA, we can fix that.
You know how often to change your engine oil; but what about the gear oil in your standard shift transmission? Here’s a short guide, from Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita.
It’s no secret, commercial truck tires are expensive. The good news is, if one of your tires is experiencing issues, Always On Time Auto & RV Repair in Santa Clarita has you covered. We want to make sure your fleet stays fully operational and you on the road! Here are some things to keep your eye on when it comes to your tires and tips to keep your tires lasting.