How To Make Brakes Last Longer

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How To Make Brakes Last Longer The average lifespan of a brake pad is 70,000 miles. However, if subject to poor driving habits, a replacement might be required as soon as 25,000 miles in some cases. To avoid an untimely brake pad replacement, it’s important to adhere to preventative driving habits and to recognize the warning signs that your brakes need maintenance. Normal Brake Wear and Tear Your vehicle’s brakes were built to withstand a lot of wear and tear from everyday driving. But the excessive or misuse of brakes can lead to premature or frequent trips to your local …

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How Does Power Steering Work?

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What is Power Steering and How Does it Work? All of us enjoy a smooth ride. The ease of the steering wheel, the rhythmic hum of the motor. If you’ve ever experienced driving without power steering, you know how crucial it is to an enjoyable trip. The first power steering system was introduced in 1900 by Robert. E Twyford from Pittsburgh, however, it wasn’t until Cadillac released the Chrysler Imperial in 1951 that power steering became an American standard. What is power steering? And how does it work? Let’s cruise into the details of all things pertaining to a power …

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What Happens When You Don’t Rotate Your Tires?

What Happens When You Don’t Rotate Your Tires? A tire rotation is the routine repositioning of a vehicle’s front and rear tires to preserve the tread, maintain their warranty and keep you safe on the road. It’s important to maintain a consistent tire rotation schedule to avoid costly, or even life-threatening mistakes. What a tire rotation is not, is randomly shuffling the tires of your car. There are specific patterns and recommended configurations that service professionals follow depending on the type of car to get the benefits of a tire rotation. Let’s go into detail about what happens when you …

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Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

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Spring Vehicle Maintenance Checklist In general, it’s easy for people to skip vehicle maintenance during the winter months because they aren’t planning as many outings with the family or road-tripping adventures with friends. We tend to hibernate during the winter months and hit the open road once Spring comes around! At Telle Tire, we wholeheartedly support your roadtrips and want to be part of the fun and safe travels by providing a spring vehicle maintenance checklist. This list will highlight the critical systems and parts that make your vehicle run smoothly! Tires Checking your tires is at the top of …

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How Does Your Car’s AC System Work?

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How Does Your Car’s AC System Work? It keeps us cool in the sweltering summer heat and it keeps our windshield from fogging up. Our vehicle’s air conditioning can make the difference between a comfortable ride and an unbearable one. A car AC is made up of several different parts that each play an important role is keeping this system functioning properly. Continue reading for a detailed answer to the question: how does car AC work? Condenser Mounted directly behind the grill of your vehicle is the condenser. The condenser is responsible for reducing the temperature of refrigerant while still …

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How to Change a Tire

How to Change a Tire Flats happen. Knowing exactly what to do when you get a flat tire is the best way to get through the inconvenience quickly and efficiently. At Telle Tire, we’re dedicated to keeping you safe on the road, so we put together a step-by-step guide on how to change a tire. It’s important to note that you should always pull your vehicle into a safe environment to change a tire. Never put yourself in a situation where you might be struck by another vehicle. 1. Secure Your Vehicle First and foremost, get your vehicle to a …

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Your Road Trip Inspection Checklist

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Your Road Trip Inspection Checklist Loading up the roof rack, stocking up on junk food, and jetting out with your buddies for a once-in-a-lifetime journey of epic proportions is certainly a recipe for fun and lifelong memories. But before you embark on what is sure to be a legendary trek with your friends, it’s best to make sure your vehicle is up to the task. You might have your collective hearts set out on 1,000 miles of highway, but if your vehicle isn’t being inspected and maintained regularly, you might be setting up camp a little closer to home than …

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Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

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Why Is My Check Engine Light On? We’ve all been there. You’re driving down the road and that pesky check engine light pops on out of nowhere and without any explanation. The nerve! I mean, the engine seems fine. The car is running as well as ever. In fact, without that little diode, you’d probably never know anything was wrong in the first place. So WHY is my check engine light on, you ask? Well, the truth is it could be any number of things. And identifying it yourself is easier said than done. See, unlike a tire pressure indicator …

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How Often Do You Need A Wheel Alignment?

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How Often Do You Need A Wheel Alignment? Just like changing your oil or replacing the air filters, taking your vehicle in for regular tire alignments is an essential responsibility for vehicle owners looking to keep their vehicles in proper (and safe) working condition. However, unlike oil change recommendations and other general maintenance tasks, your owner’s manual likely doesn’t say anything about how often you need a wheel alignment. And this is because too many variables are in play surrounding the topic. So how often DO you need a wheel alignment? Basically, if you notice your vehicle start to pull …

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UHP Tires vs All-Season Tires: Which Is Better?

High-performance sports car with UHP tires

UHP Tires vs All-Season Tires: Which Is Better? If you don’t really think that much about the tires on your vehicle until it’s time to replace them, you’re not alone. Tires aren’t exactly a feature too many drivers put a lot of thought into. I mean, as long as they hold air and get you from point A to point B, they’re doing their job, right? While there’s nothing wrong with this mindset, it is important to have a general idea of what tires are on your vehicle and what you should look for when it’s time to replace them. …

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80th Anniversary Sweepstakes

80 Year Sale-A-Bration. Telle Tire turns 80

Tires will be sold At Cost!

May 18-24