Posted on 2/12/2021
I slid into a curb, now what do I do? If you have been unfortunate enough to slide into a curb, the first thing to check is the tire. You need to make sure it is safe to drive on. If you can drive your vehicle, see if there is a change in how it handles. Any change would indicate damage that needs to be checked by an ASE certified technician. Even slight damage will cause rapid tire wear and extremely poor handling, especially in wet conditions. A tire can wear so fast and cause a blowout, resulting in loss of control of your vehicle. When an alignment is performed, we make adjustments down to a 1/16th of an inch so any change can cause rapid tire wear. At Framerite Auto Repair we have been taking care of these situations for 67 years. Chances are we may have worked on your parents or grandparent’s car, as we hear this quite often. Give us a call and we will return your vehicle to safe and reliable driving again!
Posted on 1/17/2019
“Why is my car not driving right after hitting a pothole?” When you hit a pothole and notice a difference in the way your vehicle is handling you probably knocked your car out of alignment. Is the steering now off center, is there a vibration, does the car now pull to one side, or are you wearing tires at an alarming rate? These are all signs that something is wrong with the alignment. Here at Framerite Automotive Service we have been taking care of these issues since 1954. We are the experts at getting your vehicle to drive right again. Give us a call so we can take care of you
Posted on 2/1/2017
Proper tire inflation, balance, rotations and wheel alignments are some of the most overlooked basic vehicle maintenance. Your tires can help fuel economy, ride comfort, vehicle handling, braking and your overall safety. Tires on most passenger vehicles should be inflated to 32-35 psi, but you should check your owner's manual or door sticker to confirm the correct tire inflation for your vehicle. Wheels are balanced each time tires are mounted on a rim and then checked with every tire rotation. Since tires are mass produced, each tire can have a slightly different weight that can affect the overall balance of the tire. Wheel weights are used to ensure a smooth balanced ride. Tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles with every other oil change to ensure proper tire wear. Those of you who use synthetic oil and therefore get oil changes every 5,000 miles, should have your tires roatated every 5,000 miles. Improper wheel alignment is probably the largest contributor t ... read more