Staying current with brake inspection is imperative to avoid costly repairs or replacements. Most major malfunctions and repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance, coupled with driver awareness. Learn signs of needed brake repairs such as: noises, smells and other vehicle malfunctions. Through driver awareness of these symptoms, problems can be easily detected to prevent long-term damages. Use these following tips to detect early signs of needed brake repair and, when these signs appear, consult your auto repair specialist immediately.
Sound: Unfamiliar noises such as: squealing, rubbing, and screeching are typical symptoms of brake pad or brake shoe malfunction. Inspecting curious noises produced from brake systems should be addressed as quickly as ...[more]
The Tire Shop and Loudoun Insurance Group Host a Women’s Car Care Clinic
Leesburg, VA – The Tire Shop and Loudoun Insurance Group gave back to the Leesburg community Tuesday night with a free Women’s Car Care Clinic. Attendees enjoyed wine, networking, and an informational session presented by the co-owner of The Tire Shop, Harold Fuller, and the COO of Loudoun Insurance Group, Pamela Pine. Participants learned what to know when going to a repair shop, and the importance of having the right insurance coverage.
Pam distributed an accident information checklist outlining the number of items you should have at the scene of an accident including driver, insurance, and witness information. She also expressed how important it is to take pictures and to call your insurance agent right away. Harold and Clint Dalton, the General Manager of The Tire Shop, popped the hood of The Tire Shop shuttle to clearly sh ...[more]
As most drivers can contest firsthand, tires are not invincible. Composed from many separate layers of steel-encased rubber fabrics and durable materials, tires eventually wear down and can cause vehicle owners costly repairs or even replacement. Understanding what measures should be taken to properly maintain tires will both lengthen tire life and support vehicle functionality and longevity. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) introduce revolutionary tire protection technology to constantly report on tire pressure in each tire for vehicle safety and sustainability.
Without assistance from a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), tires become more susceptible to avoidable damages due to low tire pressure. In the United States, according to National Highway Traffic Safety A ...[more]
THE MICHELIN SOCCER PROGRAM UNITES LOUDOUN SOCCER
AND THE TIRE SHOP INC. TO SUPPORT YOUTH SOCCER
Leesburg, VA (August 28, 2013) — Today, Loudoun Soccer and The Tire Shop Inc. have teamed up as part of an ongoing effort to support local youth soccer through the Michelin Soccer Program. The Tire Shop Inc. is one of a select number of tire dealers nationwide participating in the Michelin Soccer Program. Now in its 15th year, the Michelin Soccer program is designed to help local tire dealers give back to their communities by raising funds and providing equipment to local youth soccer organizations.
Available now, members of the Loudoun Soccer youth soccer organization are eligible to receive a certificate redeemable for a free soccer ball at The Tire Shop Inc.; no purchase is necessary. The certificate is also redeemable for tire discounts and store promotions. For every MICHELIN® tire sold during the 30-day promotional period, Loudoun Soccer ...[more]
Tire rotation is an easy maintenance item that has long term benefits for any vehicle. When properly maintained, tire rotations can improve fuel economy, extend tire life and provide drivers better handling through improved stability. Frequently servicing vehicles with tire rotations is imperative to sustaining tire tread by ensuring all tires are used evenly without excessive wear to one section or another.
Normal tread wear is unavoidable due to uneven vehicle weight dispersal, vehicle performance, etc. Without tire rotations, tires continue to wear on the same areas over and over, causing irreversible damage to tire tread which drastically decreases tire life. Engine weight accounts for a major portion of vehicle weight, causing front tires to wear significantly faster than back tires. Front tires also take all respo ...[more]
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