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Aging Tires

July 27th, 2015 by

Aging Tires Pose Safety Threat For years, vehicle owners have relied on the tread depth of a tire to assess its condition. While this remains a good way to determine the need for new tires, there is another factor to consider-age. Don’t just go by looks: The fact is that because the rubber compounds in

Undercarriage Corrosion

July 20th, 2015 by

 Undercarriage Corrosion Lift Inspection Benefits One of the important advantages of having an auto technician put your vehicle on a lift is that is allows for visual inspection of the undercarriage. The importance of this kind of scrutiny was recently underscored by a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicating that their five-year

Backovers

July 13th, 2015 by

A Look Backwards (Backovers) One of the most heartbreaking causes of injury and death involving motor vehicles occurs when a vehicle backs into and over a child playing in his or her own driveway. Finding from (NHTSA) These so-called “back-over” crashes each year, account for 201 fatalities and 15,000 injuries reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

High Specific Strength Steel

July 6th, 2015 by

  High Specific Strength Steel Automakers are continually searching for strong, lightweight materials that increase vehicle safety and fuel efficiency. While steel is strong and affordable, it is heavy since it is composed primarily of iron. Adding other materials may make steel alloys lighter, but they also make them less flexible and weaker. New research