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Tips for Better Fuel Efficiency This Summer

Summer is full of friends, adventure, and fun—but it also comes with higher gas prices and lower fuel efficiency. This means you are spending more money on gas when you would much rather be spending it on other things. Fortunately there are several things you can do in summer to improve gas mileage and save some green. These are just a few tips to help you get started: Adjust Air Conditioner Most drivers know that to save on gas mileage in the summer they need to limit use of the air conditioning as much as possible. But repeatedly blasting the A/C on high for a few minutes and then shutting it off completely is not the most efficient method. Instead the best thing to do is adjust the temperature setting to somewhere in the middle. Set it to where you cool the air just enough to remain comfortable, but not cooling more than you need to. Roll Down the Windows Before turning on the air conditioning, roll your windows down to let hot air out. Thi ... read more

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8 FAQs about Oil Changes

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. And just like tire rotations and break service, changing the oil should be a standard for routine auto care. Have questions about oil changes? Find the answers right here. Why do I need routine oil changes? The oil in your engine helps everything run smoothly. Just think of all the moving parts that require lubrication. Motor oil also helps keeps your car from overheating by reducing friction and transferring some of the unwanted heat. What happens if I don’t get regular oil changes? If the oil gets too old or too low then it won’t perform its jobs very well. This can cause unnecessary wear on the engine, overheating, and in extreme cases, seizes the engine. Those can be nasty and expensive problems. That is why regular oil changes are so important. When should I change the oil? Specifications for scheduling your oil changes will be outlined in your owner’s manual ... read more

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Everyday Ways to Cut Down on Tire Wear

While most of us want our cars to last forever, that simply can’t happen. Certain parts will wear out and break down over time. Perhaps the most common is tire wear. It is perfectly natural as the tires are constantly in contact with the road. But there are some things you can do to prolong the life of your tires. Tips to Reduce Tire Wear Here are some tips to follow if you want your tires to last longer: Change your Driving Habits There is absolutely no way to avoid all tire wear, but there are some driving behaviors you can avoid that commonly trigger tire wear. For example, taking curves and corners too fast. This puts more pressure and wear on the edges of front tires. Hitting potholes is another big one. This often causes tire wear and leaks and also could throw off the alignment of your car. Monitor Tire Pressure Properly inflated tires help distribute the force of your wheels against the road. Tires ... read more

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Tips for Back to School Auto Maintenance

Whether you are dropping your child off for kindergarten or sending them off to college, you want to be sure your vehicle is up to the task. There will be plenty of busy mornings, after school activities, and errands to run. The last thing you want to deal with is an unexpected break down or blow out. To get your vehicle ready for the busy routines and keep all your students safe, here are a few guidelines to follow. Check Your Owner’s Manual One of the best things you can do is familiarize yourself with the recommended maintenance schedules for your car. That way you will know if it is time for a service or auto repair and can schedule those appointments and help prevent break downs. Most of the services are inexpensive and extend the life of your vehicle, saving even more money. A lot of major repairs can be avoided when you keep up with the manufacturer recommendations. Keep Up Routine Auto Repair Simple and routine maintenanc ... read more

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Drive Safe at Night with Headlight Maintenance

As long as your headlights turn on you should be in good shape, right? Unfortunately this isn’t always true. Sure, working headlights are great, especially compared to the alternative. But if your headlights are not bright enough, your vision is sure to be impaired. That puts you and your passengers at risk. So what can you do about dim headlights? There are a few options. Here are some tips: Check the Lenses Sometimes the problem is as simple as a dirty or foggy lens. So the next time you go out to your car, take a minute to check them. If you see dirt and debris, clean it away. Do the lenses look crystal clear or are they foggy and yellowing? Over time your headlights will become cloudy because of wear and exposure. This diffuses the beam of your headlights. The softer light makes it more difficult for you to see, but also makes it hard for others to see you. You can try a headlight restoration kit or take your car in for professional headlight cleaning ... read more

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Auto Maintenance and Services You can find at Holly Tire

At Holly Tire and Auto Service, we provide full auto maintenance and service in Holly, MI. What does that mean? It means we can diagnose and repair almost any problem with your car, SUV, or truck. We have the staff, training, skills, and tools necessary to provide services for all imported and domestic cars and trucks. Here is a quick breakdown of our complete services: General Repairs and Maintenance With time and use, certain components in your car will start to break down. These services are all fairly basic and will keep your car running in top shape if you commit to a regular maintenance schedule. Some general maintenance and repairs include replacing engine oil, replacing the oil filter, topping off fluids, and checking hoses, filters, and tires. Computer and Electronic Repairs In modern vehicles, more and more components rely on the electronic systems ... read more

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