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Do I Need Winter Tires?

Do I Need Winter Tires?

    We are asked this question a lot! The All-Season Tire was introduced into the marketplace, providing motorists with better Winter Driving Performance than a Summer Tire. And the opportunity to avoid the cost and inconvenience of the biannual Winter Tire changeover. Even though All-Season Tires can provide safe All-Weather Performance, Winter Tires are more efficient once temperatures start to fall.     Advances in tire tread compound and tread design have improved driving performance across the entire spectrum of tires, but especially with respect to Winter Tires. Modern Winter Tires offer up to 50% or more winter traction than All-Seasons. All Tire rubber will begin to stiffen as the weather gets colder, but the latest generations of Winter Tires maintain their elasticity even at extremely low temperatures approaching -22⁰F and below, thus providing superior traction and grip.     Today’s Winter Tires are not only designed to perform ... read more

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

    Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) is a liquid that helps prevent your engine from freezing or overheating in extreme temperatures. Believe it or not, Baldwinsville, NY has extreme weather. We experience freezing temperatures in the Winter. And boiling temperatures in the Summer.  Antifreeze and Coolant change the freezing and boiling points of water. When Coolant is mixed with water in the vehicle’s Radiator, the water will no longer freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But rather freeze at temperatures colder than -35 degrees Fahrenheit. The boiling point of water alone is 212 degrees Fahrenheit. When antifreeze is mixed with water, the boiling point now increases to 223 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to replace most fluids in your vehicle regularly as they will break down more often in areas with extreme weather.       Engine Coolant will break down over time. And lose the ability to help maintain the Engine’s best tempera ... read more

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