• Snellville Auto Center and the Maintenance Mindset

    Sunday 19 August 2018

    When it comes to their vehicles, some SNELLVILLEresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. SNELLVILLE drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the ... read more

  • SNELLVILLE Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Sunday 12 August 2018

    Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around SNELLVILLE on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered significantly underinflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds.New laws require all vehicles to include a tire pressure monitor system, or T... read more

  • SNELLVILLE Tire Repair

    Monday 06 August 2018

    Most SNELLVILLE residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for SNELLVILLE drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high GA gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with u... read more

  • Snellville Auto Center: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

    Sunday 29 July 2018

    Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on SNELLVILLE streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that weighs a little over six pounds produce 20 pounds of carbon dioxide?The answer is that the carbon comes from the gasoline, but the oxygen co... read more

  • Right or Left? Snellville Auto Center Power Steering Service

    Monday 23 July 2018

    Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some SNELLVILLE folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehic... read more

  • Budget for Maintenance in SNELLVILLE

    Sunday 15 July 2018

    Sometimes busy SNELLVILLE residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around GA in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time SNELLVILLE residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some of thos... read more

  • Picking the Right Tires in SNELLVILLE

    Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Shopping for tires in SNELLVILLE can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in SNELLVILLE are looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help stick to the road on fast corners on GA roads. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffen the tire in turn... read more

  • Charge It in SNELLVILLE for Extended Battery Life

    Sunday 01 July 2018

    Here's an interesting statistic for our in SNELLVILLE, GA, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs and entertainment computers are keeping vehicle batteries from maintaining a full ch... read more

  • Why People in SNELLVILLE Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

    Sunday 24 June 2018

    A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our SNELLVILLE, GA, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns.There are several reasons we hesitate to take care of recommended services, especially services that our SNELLVILLE au... read more

  • Keeping Your Engine Cool in SNELLVILLE, GA

    Tuesday 19 June 2018

    The cooling system keeps GA vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around SNELLVILLE. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most SNELLVILLE drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make sure there's enough airf... read more

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