Wheel alignments are the specific adjustments made to your vehicle's suspension to optimize ride, handling and steering characteristics. Each manufacturer specifies precise settings to achieve the maximum performance from their vehicle.
Maintaining the factory-specified suspension setting will make your car safer
When it comes to vehicle safety, brakes top the list of vehicle operating systems that need to be routinely inspected. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions. However, many people are unaware of the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.
T.O.'s Top 10 Signs of Brake Wear
- High pitched squealing
- Vibration in the steering wheel when
Starting & Charging
Contrary to popular belief, summer is the season for major car-battery problems. Heat, not cold, shortens battery life.
Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for
shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, this
damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning
component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows
too high a charging rate. That's slow death for a battery.
True, there are more road service calls in cold weather for dead
batteries that cause starting failure. That's when a battery's output is
diminished because of sluggish electro-chemical action that gives the
Suspension & Ride Control
Suspension and ride control are key safety-related systems - just as important as your brakes.
Together, they largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have your
car’s steering and suspension systems checked regularly, at least once a
year and usually with a wheel alignment.
What does it do?
The suspension maintains the
relationship between the wheels and the frame or unibody. The suspension
system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control.
When working properly,
Heating & Cooling
The engine in your car is air cooled—it uses an antifreeze/water mixture as a medium to transfer heat from the engine to the coolant and then coolant to the atmosphere through the radiator. Because this fluid is asked to do so many things and its function is to transfer heat, it has some peculiar characteristics. First of all, straight water (H2O) transfers heat well—but it boils at
212 degrees and freezes at 32 degrees—hardly acceptable by itself for
this task. Automotive Engineers discovered that
We understand how the ravages of time and punishing
use deplete the vital fluid systems of a vehicle. That's why we want to offer you an affordable alternative to
costly repairs - - our Preventative Maintenance Program. The core of this
program is regularly scheduled service
of vital automotive components. T.O.
Haas Tire & Auto believes that
ongoing cleanliness of vital lubricating and cooling fluids leads to virtually
wear-free components for your vehicle.
This in turn, maintains the gas-mileage, performance and emission standards of
new engines, ensuring the smooth operation of components while preventing leaks
and expensive repairs. The program is
designed to remove harmful deposits that, over time, accumulate on the inner
surfaces and in the fluid systems of vehicles. These deposits dramatically reduce the proper functioning
of lubricants, coolants and fuels that rob critical systems of power, economy
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