Monthly Archives: October 2018

MEMPHIS Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Winchester Tire & Alignment in MEMPHIS is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in TN are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, it's easy for the customer to focus on the fixing and not the diagnosing.Let us at Winchester Tire & Alignment introduce you to something we'll call 'Customer Detective Work' –  helping your technician find clues to what's wrong.We start with the detective basics: What, Where and When. Play along with me; You come in to Winchester Tire & Alignment and your car is making a funny sound... Q: Where's the sound? A: Around the right front wheel. Q: What kind o ... read more

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in MEMPHIS

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the combustion cycle.Your vehicle engine has cylinders in which a piston travels up and down. At the top of the cylinders are valves that open to bring in the air and fuel. And there are valves that open to let out the exhaust after the fuel has been burned. Call Winchester Tire & Alignment at 901.345.5484 for answers about your timing belt, or drop by our MEMPHIS, TN, service center on 1830 WINCHESTER RD. It's critical that the values be timed to open and close at precisely the right time in the combustion cycle, or the engine will run poorly or not at all.The timing belt is responsible for rotating the ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Winchester Tire & Alignment: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to MEMPHIS drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. MEMPHIS drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If you live in TN where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wiper blade. Your friendly and professional Winchester Tire & Alignment service advisor can share the options available for your vehicle and help you decide which wiper blades are optimal for you.Give us a call.Winchester Tire & Alignment1830 WINCHESTER RDMEMPHIS, TN 38116901.345.5484http://www.winchestertire.com

A New Battery in MEMPHIS

Hello MEMPHIS drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in MEMPHIS, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. The number you need is determined by what kind of vehicle you drive and where you live. In general, higher-cylinder engines require more cold cranking amps than lower-cylinder engines. In other words, an eight-cylinder engine needs more cold cranking amps than a six-cylinder one. Also, diesel engines require more cold cranking amps than gasoline engines.The weather where you live in TN also determines the number of cold cranking amps you need. The colder the vehicle eng ... read more

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