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Best Time to Purchase New Tires

Best Time to Purchase New Tires

When Do I Need New Tires? If you’re wondering, “When do I need new tires?”, we have answers to your questions and concerns. Perhaps you’ve had a flat or experienced another specific tire issue, and you’re thinking it may be time for new tires, but you’re not sure. Maybe you ran over a nail. Do you need a tire repair or to replace your tire? What about a wheel alignment? You’ve seen advertisements and heard commercials for wheel alignments, but when is it truly necessary? As a non-mechanic, how do you know? Well, we can point you in the right direction, right now, and give you honest advice for tire care when you come to our shop. The Penny Test An easy way to test your tire’s tread wear only costs one cent. This is widely known as the penny test. In this case, a penny can buy you peace of mind when it comes to your tires and safety. Insert a penny head first into various tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Linco ... read more

How Do I Know When I Need A Brake Repair?

How Do I Know When I Need A Brake Repair?

With the constant stopping and going that life on the road entails, especially for your main car, having your brakes properly working is essential. Being aware of your brakes and understanding how to spot the indicators of worsening brakes will ensure your safety, as well as everyone else’s that are driving. So, how might you know whether or not your car needs its brakes repaired or inspected? We’ve gone ahead and listed some tips on how to examine the condition of your brakes. Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes Aside from aesthetics, the major difference between traditional drum brakes and disc brakes is where the force is being applied. With drum brakes, the stopping force is applied by hydraulic cylinders to the inner surface of the drum itself. Disc brakes, on the other hand, move the braking surface away from the inside of a drum to a disc rotor. The rotor is mounted to the hub, while the caliper is mounted to the fork near the axle. This design is more like ... read more

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