Is Your Battery Ready to Battle This Seasons Frosty Temperatures?

Is Your Battery Ready to Battle This Seasons Frosty Temperatures?

And now our monthly Car Care Tip courtesy of Tommy Tuneup!

Cold weather can play havoc with a vehicle’s battery, threatening starting and the ability to handle winter’s increased electrical loads.

Andreas Tobler, Product Manager in Energy Systems for Bosch, a global premium battery leader, states, “A conventional 12-volt battery maintains about 40 percent of its capacity at 0 degrees F, so it’s very important to make sure the vehicle’s battery is up to the task when the weather turns really cold.

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Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

And now our monthly Car Care Tip courtesy of Tommy Tuneup!

Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring.

Thin tire treads create hazardous driving conditions when water builds up on the roadway, according to the Car Care Council. Deep tread accommodates accumulated water; thin tread does not. Thin tread causes the tire to hydroplane – ride up on a film of water, losing contact with the pavement, similar to driving on ice.

The simplest way to check tire tread depth is with a penny. Insert the penny into the grooves of the tread. If you are able to see all of Lincoln’s head, the tire needs replacement.

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Confidence on the road begins with regular system maintenance!

Confidence on the road begins with regular system maintenance!

Call today and let the professionals at Tysons Auto Specialties provide you with their premium BG Cooling System Service

Over-heating is the leading cause of roadside breakdowns. For this reason, Tysons Auto Specialties recommends our BG Cooling System Service on a regular schedule to ensure reliable performance of this all-important system.

Remember, your cooling system involves more than just your radiator. Rust, corrosion and scale can build up as coolant is circulated through your engine block and heater core.

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Did You Know? Air Bag Safety

Did You Know? Air Bag Safety

An airbag is not a soft fluffy pillow. To do its job, an airbag will deploy at up to 200 miles per hour! Drivers and passengers must be properly seated with their belts fastened to avoid injuries should an accident quickly occur.

Be sure your children are in the proper child safety seat approved for their age. Children should not ride in the front seat, even “just for fun.”

Remember that seat belts should be worn at all times, never placing the should strap under the arm. Remember, airbags are supplemental protection devices. Adults should be seated as far back as practical in the front seat. Drivers should avoid sitting close and crowding the steering wheel.

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Don’t forget to service your drive line system!

Don’t forget to service your drive line system!

You can ensure a maximum transfer of power from your engine to your wheels with BG Drive Line service.

The drive line is that part of your car’s drive train between the transmission and wheels. Drive line systems can be very different depending on whether your car is front-wheel, rear-wheel, all-wheel or four-wheel drive.

Over time, gear oil can break down and become contaminated. This can lead to the formation of deposits, worn gears and even major repair costs.

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Auto Tip of the Month: Seven Signs That Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

Auto Tip of the Month: Seven Signs That Your Brakes Need to be Inspected

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month This month the Car Care Council reminds motorists that routine brake inspections are essential to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle. “When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes […]

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Why don’t you tell others about the great service you’ve received at Tysons Auto Specialties?

Why don’t you tell others about the great service you’ve received at Tysons Auto Specialties?

One great way to say thank you to Richard and his team of professionals for all their hard work is to tell others about their business. Just click here and leave your message about the great service at Tysons Auto Specialties.   And remember our $69.95 Same-day […]

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Auto Tip of the Month: Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

Auto Tip of the Month: Can Your Car Weather the Storm?

While last year’s brutal winter may seem like a distant memory, severe weather is on its way. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to ready their vehicles for the rough conditions ahead. “Vehicle service is always more convenient when you do it on your own schedule. An […]

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Auto Tip of the Month: Multiply Gas Savings with Vehicle Maintenance

Auto Tip of the Month:  Multiply Gas Savings with Vehicle Maintenance

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, says the Car […]

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