Monthly Archives: November 2018

How Does Winchester Tire & Alignment Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Winchester Tire & Alignment in MEMPHIS, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Winchester Tire & Alignment professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your MEMPHIS service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileage. If you are a regular customer, they will also check your vehicle's history.If the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations go beyond the services you've ordered, they'll let you know. They'll also indicate whether those services are urgent or if you can wait a while to take care of them. The Winchester Tire & Alignment pros won't do work that you don't agree to.They will, however, perform inspections while they're servicing your vehicle. They'll check belts, filters and fluids. They'll check your win ... read more

Shake It up in MEMPHIS!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the road, MEMPHIS drivers want to minimize this wobble as much as possible. So we balance our tires. To balance a tire, your technician at Winchester Tire & Alignment spins it on a machine or drum to determine where it is off-balance. He then attaches weights that counter-balance the uneven weight. Most people in MEMPHIS are surprised at how much balancing improves the smoothness of their ride. High-quality tires generally hold their balance well. But over time, wear and tear take their toll and tires can become unbalanced. MEMPHIS drivers can ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every MEMPHIS driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Winchester Tire & Alignment will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Winchester Tire & Alignment in MEMPHIS right away. Here are some symptoms for MEMPHIS drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Winchester Tire & Alignment .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor t ... read more

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Brakes

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello MEMPHIS resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your vehicle will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow particles into your engine.A vehicle with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around MEMPHIS, but sputter and strain on the because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in TN and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in rural TN, your fuel ... read more

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Fuel System
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