Car Noises That Need Your Immediate Attention

Car Noises

There are some specific car noises that no driver wants to hear because they typically mean there is a problem with your vehicle and often times is costly to repair. Most drivers are very familiar with their cars and can easily detect a noise that can potentially become a problem over time. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to familiarize our valued clients with some of the most common noises that indicate that there may be some type of trouble brewing.

Car Noises

Car Noises

CAR NOISES YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE

  • One of the first noises you want to give attention to is that of a sound much like a coin that is bouncing around in your clothes dryer. If you happen to hear this little bit of rattling coming from inside your wheels when driving at slower speeds but it disappears once you accelerate faster, there is a good chance that you have a loose lug nut shifting around inside one of your hub caps. It is probably the result of your wheel not being properly tightened the last time it was removed. Be sure to get on down to our trusted facility ASAP should you hear this rattling sound.
  • The next sound to raise concern is that of grinding or squealing brakes. When you hear a squealing sound it typically means that your brake shoes or pads are nearing the end of their life expectancy and need to be replaced as soon as possible. If, on the other hand, you hear more of a grinding sound then make it a point to have a mechanic check your brakes immediately because this sound is usually an indicator that your brake pads are so worn down that they are touching metal which can be a very serious and dangerous problem.
  • Yet another sound to be on the lookout for is that of a popping or loud clicking sound whenever you turn your vehicle. If you have an all-wheel or front-wheel drive vehicle this sound when making a turn usually means that the CV joints on the front axle of the vehicle need to be replaced. Be sure to get to a mechanic as soon as possible.
  • If you hear a clunking or banging rhythmic sound coming from under your hood, we strongly suggest you get to our shop as quickly as possible. This sound is an indicator that you have a critical problem with either your valves, pistons or connecting rods and is nothing to play around with.
  • Finally, if you hear an annoying squealing sound coming from under the hood when you either start up the vehicle or when you accelerate, don’t delay. This usually means that you have worn out or loose accessory belts linked to the power steering pump, the alternator, or even the air conditioner compressor. It could also be attributed to a problem with your serpentine belt as well.

THE TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our team of highly skilled technicians is committed to providing all our valued clients with the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of Franklin. We understand full well how important it is for all our customers to have reliable vehicles that run properly at all times.

If you find yourself faced with any one of these car noises, then surely you have come to the right place. Our technicians stand ready to serve you and are steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. For state-of-the-art automotive services and a team of dedicated experts who strive to deliver the best, and most affordable automotive services, look to the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. You’ll be more than glad you did!

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Is it Time to Install A New Brake System?

Install A New Brake System

Most drivers are not familiar with the signs and indicators of failing brakes.  Often times people are driving vehicles that require new brakes, but are entirely unaware.  Failing brakes are dangerous, which is why the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to take this time to acquaint our valued customers with signs that indicate it may very well be time to install a new brake system.

Install A New Brake System

Install A New Brake System

In a world congested with auto shops and repair facilities, choosing the right automotive service and repair shop can be both challenging and confusing.  With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin takes a great deal of pride in our years of dedicated service to our valued clients and in providing all of our customers with only the highest quality products and services.  Our team of professionals strives to provide our clients with all the data and insight they need to better understand their vehicles and their vehicle needs, which includes recognizing the signs that your brakes may be failing and a new brake system is needed.

In our efforts to assist our clients, we here at Auto Clinic of Franklin have put together this quick and easy list of indicators that will help you to know when and if you are in need of new brakes for your vehicle.  If you recognize any of these signs or indicators, then don’t delay, but rather reach out to our team of friendly automotive specialists here at Auto Clinic of Franklin to schedule your brake service and install today.

 INDICATORS THAT IT MAY BE TIME TO INSTALL NEW BRAKES

Here are some of the most common signs you should be on the lookout for:

  • The presence of a screeching, grinding or squeaking noise
  •  A dashboard braking system warning light has come on
  •  Consistent vibration or wobbling when you apply your vehicle’s brakes
  •  Fluid leaking
  •  Your car tends to pull to one side when applying your brakes
  •  An up and down bouncing when you come to a short, quick stop
  •  A noticeable burning smell when driving your vehicle.

If you have noticed any of the above-mentioned indicators with your current braking system, then be sure to reach out to our automotive specialists today.  Our techs are on hand to answer all your questions, address any concerns you may have and offer insight on the source of your problem as well as necessary solutions.

THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST

The friendly, qualified automotive experts here at Auto Clinic of Franklin take pride in our high marketplace presence and are steadfast in their efforts to maintain our high customer satisfaction rating and our overall industry presence.  We use only state of the art products and the newest technologies and offer top-rated services that will simply not be matched by any of our competitors.  In addition, we offer affordable prices and timelines that are accommodating to your individual needs.

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we value our highly reputable team of technicians who are dedicated to ensuring the overall happiness and satisfaction of all our clients.  We know full well there are a vast number of automotive facilities you can choose from, but want to assure you that when you choose us, you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry.

If you are in need of a new brake system, or any other automotive repairs or services, then we are the team for you.  Simply give a shout out to one of our technicians today and schedule your repair or service appointment.  We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round automotive services this side of Tennessee!

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Proper Auto Maintenance and Vehicle Care

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Nearly everybody today is dependent upon their vehicles. But often times people fail to schedule proper auto maintenance and care of their vehicles. Without routine maintenance, the chance of experiencing unexpected car trouble is increased, not to mention that lack of proper care and maintenance can minimize the lifespan of your vehicle over time. That’s where the dedicated automotive specialists here at Auto Clinic of Franklin come in. Our team is steadfast in their commitment to provide clients with repair and service needs that will simply not be matched by any of our competitors.

auto maintenance

auto maintenance

OUR TEAM HANDLES IT ALL

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, we take pride in providing our clients with only the highest quality automotive repairs and services this side of the state. From new tires and tire rotations, brake installations, air conditioning repair and windshield wipers, to electrical repairs, tune-ups, and a variety of systems checkups our team of highly skilled automotive techs handle it all.

Located right here in Franklin, the friendly professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin use only the best innovative technologies as well as state of the art equipment to perform all types of repairs and automotive services. Our skilled technicians are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle and discuss concerns about maintenance issues and performance. We cannot emphasize enough to all our valued clients the overall importance of having routine auto maintenance performed on your vehicle, including regularly scheduled oil changes, system checkups, tune-ups, brake installations and tire rotations. Each of these functions and many more contribute directly to the overall health, performance and lifespan of your vehicles.

PROPER MAINTENANCE MATTERS

Maintaining and caring for your vehicle can surely minimize the chances for major auto repairs or services. Our certified, friendly team of service techs is available to provide you with all the important data you need to help with the proper care and maintenance of your vehicle. Technicians can identify potential problems, bring them to your attention, discuss your options, and provide effective solutions as needed. Often times, individuals are completely unaware of a problem in the making, which is where our techs come in. Our repair team provides clients with a thorough explanation of auto services performed, the source of the problem that led to the services rendered, steps taken to resolve the issue, and upcoming maintenance schedules that customers need be aware of. We will never suggest auto services or repairs be performed that are not absolutely necessary. We strive to maintain complete maintenance records of all repairs and services performed on your vehicle and keep our clients apprised of any and all upcoming necessary services.

THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN COUNT ON

If you reside in Franklin or any of the nearby towns and find yourself in need of quality automotive repairs, services or auto maintenance then we are definitely the team for you. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we take a great deal of pride in our superior auto products and services and in providing our clients with the peace of mind they need to know that they have put their trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry. Having earned ourselves a spot on the marketplace charts, our team of dedicated technicians strive to maintain that very marketplace presence by only providing the highest quality parts and services to all our valued clients.

Spring is here and surely everyone is prepared to start traveling a bit throughout the spring and summer months. With that said, we recommend you take time out to have proper auto maintenance performed on your vehicle before all that warm weather travel and fun begins!

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Safe Summer Driving Tips for Drivers of All Ages

safe summer driving

Well, summer has finally arrived. During the warm summer months there tend to be a whole lot more drivers on the road, especially since there is no snow, ice, or slippery conditions to contend with. With that said the folks here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to offer some important tips for safe summer driving.

safe summer driving

safe summer driving

Families and friends venture out on summer vacations, couples take romantic road trips to lovely destinations, and overall the traffic on the roads and highways in both the cities and rural areas is desperately increased. With that said, there is also an increased risk of traffic accidents during the many summer holidays including Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day because people tend to want to party, travel and enjoy adventures during the holiday seasons. During the summer holidays, as well as the entire summer season, it is very important for drivers of all ages to practice safe driving tips and habits in their efforts to keep themselves, their passengers and their loved ones all safe while traveling.

Here are some simple, practical and safe summer driving tips for everyone to follow:

  • Pay close attention to various summer road conditions – Though there is no snow or ice to contend with in the summer time, but rather warm, comfortable weather and lots of sunny skies, during the summer months there are a variety of other road conditions you need be aware of. Hot temperatures and overly dry atmospheres can contribute to cracks in the roadways that can disrupt your safety while driving. Be on the lookout for tricky road conditions. In addition, during the summer months and in the late afternoons, the sun typically causes visibility issues when driving, be prepared by keeping a good pair of sunglasses on hand in your vehicle.
  • Don’t be sidetracked by distractions – Carpooling with co-workers, taking road trips with loved ones or heading out on family vacations can certainly make summer a whole lot more fun. However, when travelling with passengers you have an increased risk of distractions while driving. Whether conversations, excessive laughing, passing food and drinks, or using a cell phone, the number of distractions while driving are many. With that said, be sure to instruct your passengers to avoid distracting you while driving so as to ensure the safety of all your passengers. Passengers should avoid making sudden loud noises or outbursts or showing you that funny post on Facebook. Your full attention, when driving, should always be on the road ahead and safety should be at the top of your priority list.
  • Always drive defensively – When driving you should always keep a good distance behind the car in front of you and never tailgate. Be aware of other drivers on the road and always, but always use your proper signals. You also want to be mindful of all the traffic around you and always adhere to the speed limits. Practicing defensive driving will afford you the opportunity to keep yourself and your passengers safe and out of harms way.

We hope you find these safe summer driving tips useful. Remember, should you find yourself in need of automotive repairs or routine automotive services, then surely we are the team for you. The highly experienced technicians here at Auto Clinic of Franklin are committed to the satisfaction and safety of all our valued clients.

Summer is finally here, so don’t forget to have your AC system checked, your brakes adjusted, and even your windshield wipers replaced before you start enjoying all that summer driving. We look forward to serving you and to providing the highest quality automotive services this side of Franklin, season after season, year after year. With summer now upon us, we send along wishes for a safe and enjoyable summer and ask you to be mindful of our safe summer driving tips!

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Indicators That You May Need a New Brakes Installation

Brakes Installation

Brakes Installation

Many drivers are completely unaware of the fact that they may be driving a vehicle that is in need of a brakes installation. For those drivers who possess the proper insight and knowledge to recognize when their brakes are failing, scheduling the install of new brakes comes naturally. However, the majority of drivers are entirely unaware of the signs that outwardly indicate it is time to install new brakes.

THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST

There is a wide range of automotive shops and facilities where vehicles can be repaired and serviced. Choosing the best automotive service provider to meet with your personal needs can be quite challenging and indeed confusing to many people. With that said, the team of highly skilled and experienced automotive specialists here at Auto Clinic of Franklin take a great deal of pride in providing not only the highest quality automotive parts, repairs and services, but also in providing our valued clients with the knowledge and insight they need to understand various automotive services.

Our team is steadfast in meeting the personal needs of all our clients and in providing all the automotive repairs and services needed, including new brakes installations. Having been recognized in the industry time and time again for our top-rated services and performance, our team is committed to maintaining this very presence in the marketplace by continuing to meet customer needs at the highest levels.

WARNING SIGNS

If you are unaware of the warning signs that your vehicle may be in need of new brakes, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to provide you with some of the most common warning signs you can look out for. If you find yourself faced with any of the warning signs below, don’t delay. Reach out to our team of expert technicians today. Common warning signs include:

  • An auto accident that you have been involved in as a result of failed brakes or perhaps the avoidance of a near auto accident as a result of slowly responding vehicle brakes.
  • The presence of loud squeaking or screeching sounds when you apply your brakes.
  • A warning light that appears on your dash, indicating that you have an existing problem with your current braking system.
  • If you have driven your vehicle for more than 28,000 miles without having a brakes installation chances are now may be the ideal time to invest in those new brakes.
Brakes Installation

Brakes Installation

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION EACH TIME, EVERY TIME

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our highly skilled, certified and licensed automotive technicians and specialists are committed to meeting the personal needs of all our valued clients. We take pride in our state of the art products, services, and repairs and in our dedicated team of professionals who are on hand to meet your every automotive need. Our team and facility prides ourselves on our visible marketplace presence and strive to maintain our industry recognition by delivering only the best all round automotive products and services. We are proud of our attractive turnaround times and our competitive, affordable prices and especially proud of our talented team of automotive specialists. With that said, if you are in need of a brakes installation for your vehicle, be sure to reach out to the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, who offers both quick and efficient brake repairs, services and complete installations for all our valued Franklin clients and those in the adjacent towns as well. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with all your personal automotive repairs and services today and every day!

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The Many Benefits of Routine Oil Changes

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oil change

oil change

Well, spring is here and summer is right around the corner and chances are that you are going to be doing a whole lot more driving than you may have done in the cold weather season. Whether heading to the beach, off to vacation, or frequenting family parks and adventures, your vehicle needs to be in tip top shape to ensure your travels are safe. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin highly recommends that our valued clients take time out before all that summer driving begins to perform routine maintenance on your vehicles, and that includes those all-important oil changes.

New brakes, an alignment, upgraded windshield wipers, new tires and even an AC checkup are all important services that need to be performed on every vehicle. However, a typical routine oil change is critical to the performance of your vehicle and should never be overlooked.

BENEFITS OF ROUTINE OIL CHANGES

oil change

oil change

Having your oil routinely changed is one of the most inexpensive and yet one of the most important maintenance services you can have performed on your car. The benefits of routine oil changes are many and include:

  • Improved gas mileage – Clean oil makes for a healthier and more efficient engine by lubricating the many parts in your engine. This directly contributes to a smoother and more comfortable ride. When the oil in your vehicle is old and dirty your engine has to work a whole lot harder to perform at necessary levels and will ultimately use a good deal more fuel and directly affect your pocketbook.
  • Prevention of dirt and sludge build up in your engine – Over time the aging oil in your engine will become less of a liquid and more of a sludge. However, when you have an oil change performed, all of that dirty, yucky sludge is cleared out of your engine and is replaced by fresh, clean oil that will contribute to a higher performing engine and a much smoother and more comfortable ride. The sludge can be quite damaging to your engine which is why routine oil changes are so important.
  • Prevents engine overheating – Clean oil lubricates the engine parts and avoids friction. When friction is present it will create heat that will trigger the sensors in your engine and ultimately alert cause your engine to overheat. When you have a sufficient amount of clean oil in your engine, any friction and overheating are minimized and prevented over time.
  • Avoids costly repairs – When performing routine oil changes, our dedicated automotive techs here at Auto Clinic of Franklin take time out to identify potential problems before they become too costly and provide you with effective solutions. With that said, routine maintenance affords clients the peace of mind they want and need that their vehicles will be performing at peak levels.

THE TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST

We all rely upon our vehicles to get us where we need to go and where we want to go. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin takes pride in providing our valued clients with the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of the state. Whether you are in need of automotive repairs, auto services or a simple routine oil change, we are the team for you. Be sure to bring your vehicle down to our trusted facility and let our team of specialists take care of your every need. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes for a safe and healthy spring and summer season!

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Proper Timing to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield Wipers

One of the more common, puzzling questions for many vehicle owners is the simple concern about when to change their windshield wipers on their car or truck. Many windshield wiper manufacturers highly recommend that wiper blades are changed at least twice per year on all vehicles. Though quite simple and practical advice, the truth is that there is no specific timeline for the lifespan of your wipers but rather upgrading or changing them is dependent upon the various conditions your vehicle encounters during the year and on the amount of wear and tear they experience.

Windshield Wipers

Windshield Wipers

When to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Depending upon the amount of wear and tear your wipers have seen and the various weather conditions they have faced, timelines for changing your windshield wipers will vary. If you live in locations where there is little to no rain, then your wipers are apt to last at least 6 months, if not longer. Without the presence of harsh weather conditions and especially in cooler climates, your wipers may very well not need to be changed but once per year or even once every two years.

If you live in an area that experiences a whole lot of rain or snow or in an area where it is extremely hot year-round or if you house your vehicle outdoors during extremely hot temperatures, there is a good chance you will need to replace your wipers every 6 months. It is important that you also change your rear wipers at the same time you change the front wipers in your efforts to maintain a consistent and accurate maintenance schedule for your vehicle wipers.

Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Wipers

At Auto Clinic of Franklin our highly skilled and experienced automotive technicians are on hand to provide you with all your vehicle maintenance and care needs. If you are not certain whether or not your blades need replacing, don’t fret. Simply bring the vehicle on down to our trusted facility and let our techs take a look.

The Professionals You Can Trust

When you rely upon the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry. Whether you are in need of wiper blades, repairs or routine automotive services, we are the team for you. Our team of dedicated professionals takes a great deal of pride in our top-rated customer service and customer satisfaction rating, which is why we are steadfast in meeting all the needs of our clients in timelines that are accommodating to their individual needs. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our clients and their safety are our number one priority. There is nothing as important to us than the overall safety and well-being of all our valued clients which is why our team of automotive experts give focus to all your vehicle needs.

If you are in need of emergency automotive repairs, typical repair services, common automotive services or even a change of your vehicle windshield wipers, then surely you have come to the right place. The professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality and affordable automotive services this side of Franklin

whether winter, spring, summer or fall. Don’t delay in contacting our team today. With the holiday season now upon us, the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to send along wishes for a very safe and happy holiday season to all our valued clients and their families from our house to yours!

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Tips for Winter Fuel Economy

cold weather vehicle maintenance

Most drivers are not fans of driving in the winter months since it presents with a number of challenges, one of which is that of fuel efficiency.  During the winter months, when the temperatures drop below freezing levels, it causes winter fuel economy to drop as well.  Vehicles can experience a gas mileage drop of nearly 10-12% when temperatures fall below the 20-degree marker. With that said, the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to share with our valued clients some important information and tips for reducing fuel inefficiency this winter.

CAUSES OF FUEL INEFFICIENCY

There are a number of contributing factors including:

  • It takes longer for a vehicle’s engine to reach its optimal fuel-efficient temperature in the colder months resulting in increased levels of fuel inefficiency;
  • Gasoline supplied to the pumps in the winter months provides less energy to the vehicle per gallon than it does in the warmer seasons;
  • Typically, cold air causes drag as does other forms of wind resistance which ultimately results in fuel inefficiency;
  • The use of defrosters and heated seats in the winter months draws a good deal of power from the engine which contributes to increased fuel consumption over time; and
  • Tire traction is reduced in the cold weather months because of a decrease in tire pressure, which can easily contribute to an increase in fuel usage and minimize your fuel efficiency.

HOW TO BOOST YOUR WINTER FUEL ECONOMY

  • Wintertime Dead Car BatteryMinimize short driving trips – In the winter months, your vehicle’s engine takes a whole lot longer to warm up. With that said, when you drive short distances you contribute to fuel inefficiency because most of the running time is dedicated to warming up the engine.  Try to minimize the number of short trips you make during the cold weather months.
  • Reduce Vehicle Idling time – Idling your vehicle for long periods of time minimizes your fuel economy and really does no good for the vehicle.   Allowing your vehicle to run for a mere 30 seconds is all you need since driving the vehicle is what actually warms up the engine faster.
  • Beware of Your Tire Pressure – Ensuring that your tire pressure is accurate during the cold weather months will help to increase your winter fuel economy.  Be sure to check your tire pressure routinely with a tire gauge to ensure you are taking advantage of maximum traction and have proper tire pressure at all times which will certainly help to increase your fuel efficiency.
  • Give your vehicle some TLC – Another simple tip for reducing fuel inefficiency is to park your vehicle, during the cold weather months, in a warm parking garage or other accommodation. A little bit of this TLC will certainly go a long way during the winter season.
  • Pay attention to oil levels – Motor oil plays a significant role in your vehicle’s performance year-round, and especially in the winter months. Be sure you are using appropriate oil in your vehicle for the cold weather seasons so as to increase your engine’s overall fuel efficiency.  If you are uncertain as to which type of oil you should be using in your vehicle, reach out to our highly experienced technicians for assistance.

We hope you have found this information and these simple, but important tips useful.  For more information about winter fuel economy or if you are in need of any type of automotive products or services, we have got you covered.  Reach out to the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin today.  We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round automotive products, services and repairs this side of Franklin!

Simple Tire Maintenance to Keep Them in Tip Top Shape

When you set out to purchase new tires for your vehicle there are a few important factors to take into consideration.  Be sure to check out the tire specifications, as well as the performance ratings, and product warranties offered.  Once you have invested in your new tires, you want to take necessary steps to protect your investment and get the absolute most wear and performance out of your tires.  The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to share some simple tire maintenance tips to keep those tires in tip top shape.

SIMPLE MUST DO’S FOR YOUR NEW TIRES

  • Tire RotationsAdequate inflation – Be sure to check your tire inflation regularly. Proper inflation benefits the performance of your tires.  If tires are not properly inflated they can cause additional wear and strain on the individual tire thereby minimizing the lifespan and having an impact on the overall performance.
  • Proper tire rotation – The distribution of weight in your vehicle can vary from time to time and would, therefore, require regular tire rotations to prevent uneven wear on the tires and to promote better performance and a better ride. Typically, as a rule of thumb, you should have your tires rotated at your routine oil change service.
  • Tire balance – It is important to keep your tires balanced properly to ensure a smoother ride and minimize any additional wear on the tires. It is good practice to have your tires balanced when you have them rotated at your routine oil change service.
  • Practice good driving habits – How and where you drive your vehicle is a very important component that contributes to the performance of your tires. Excessive braking of your vehicle, acceleration, and constant stop and go traffic affect the way your new tires will wear.  Be sure to avoid potholes and debris in the road and travel over curbs or speed bumps with caution since each can cause damage to not only the tire but the side walls as well.
  • Proper care and maintenance – Be sure to keep your new tires clean and free of debris and keep dry, clean air in the tires at all times. Proper tire maintenance coupled with adequate maintenance of your tire rims, valves and hubcaps contribute to a long lifespan of your investment.
  • Give attention to parking – When your vehicle is parked on hot asphalt during the scorching hot summer months heat damage can occur to your tires. When parked on dirt roads or gravel surfaces in extreme cold, tire damage and warping can occur.  If your vehicle is parked for weeks or months at a time, your tires can be damaged and can actually break down.
  • Weight bearing – If you have to tow a trailer with your vehicle, be sure that the load being hauled is within the weight limits of your new tires and your vehicle. Adhering to the appropriate weight limits will prevent flat tires, damage or blow outs from occurring.

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

To further ensure the health, safety and lifespan of your new tires, be sure to practice routine, tire maintenance, typically every 3000-5000 miles.  Be aware of any indicators of uneven wear on your tires, tread changes or other types of damage.  When you perform proper tire maintenance, they will generally last near to 5 years.

For more information about tire maintenance, contact the highly skilled and experienced automotive technicians here at Auto Clinic of Franklin today.  We look forward to serving you with only the highest quality automotive products, repairs and services this side of Franklin.  From our team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin to all our valued clients, we send along wishes for a safe, prosperous and Happy New Year!!

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Windshield Wipers: Replacement – When, How, & Why

Windshield Wipers

One of the more common, puzzling questions for many vehicle owners is the simple concern about when to change their windshield wipers on their car or truck.  Many windshield wiper manufacturers highly recommend that wiper blades are changed at least twice per year on all vehicles.  Though quite simple and practical advice, the truth is that there is no specific timeline for the lifespan of your wipers but rather upgrading or changing them is dependent upon the various conditions your vehicle encounters during the year and on the amount of wear and tear they experience.

When to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Depending upon the amount of wear and tear your wipers have seen and the various weather conditions they have faced, timelines for changing your windshield wipers will vary.  If you live in locations where there is little to no rain, then your wipers are apt to last at least 6 months, if not longer.  Without the presence of harsh weather conditions and especially in cooler climates, your wipers may very well not need to be changed but once per year or even once every two years.

If you live in an area that experiences a whole lot of rain or snow or in an area where it is extremely hot year-round or if you house your vehicle outdoors during extremely hot temperatures, there is a good chance you will need to replace your wipers every 6 months.  It is important that you also change your rear wipers at the same time you change the front wipers in your efforts to maintain a consistent and accurate maintenance schedule for your vehicle wipers.

Signs That It’s Time to Change Your Wipers

At Auto Clinic of Franklin our highly skilled and experienced automotive technicians are on hand to provide you with all your vehicle maintenance and care needs.  If you are not certain whether or not your blades need replacing, don’t fret.  Simply bring the vehicle on down to our trusted facility and let our techs take a look.

The Professionals You Can Trust

Windshield Wipers ReplacementWhen you rely upon the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, you are putting your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry.  Whether you are in need of wiper blades, repairs or routine automotive services, we are the team for you.  Our team of dedicated professionals takes a great deal of pride in our top-rated customer service and customer satisfaction rating, which is why we are steadfast in meeting all the needs of our clients in timelines that are accommodating to their individual needs.  Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our clients and their safety are our number one priority.  There is nothing as important to us than the overall safety and well-being of all our valued clients which is why our team of automotive experts give focus to all your vehicle needs.

If you are in need of emergency automotive repairs, typical repair services, common automotive services or even a change of your vehicle windshield wipers, then surely you have come to the right place.  The professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality and affordable automotive services this side of Franklin whether winter, spring, summer or fall. Don’t delay in contacting our team today.  With the holiday season now upon us, the professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to send along wishes for a very safe and happy holiday season to all our valued clients and their families from our house to yours!

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