Miracle Tire and Total Car Care Blog

Holiday Travel and Your Vehicle

In the next month or so, millions of Americans are going to brave the highways for holiday travel. If you're one of them, it's important to know your car's up to the task. `
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Fall Auto Maintenance - It's Time

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter and winter is going to be here before you know it. Considering what winters in Boise, ID can be like, it’s important to schedule auto repair and maintenance to make sure your vehice's ready for the cold weather and wintry conditions to come! Here’s a brief checklist of things to be aware of before the snow auto repair in Boise IDflies:

  • ·         Oil change: Cold temperatures mean that your oil thickens up and becomes more viscous, impeding its ability to circulate on cold startups. A fresh oil change helps reduce wear and makes it easier for oil to get to the upper end of the engine at startup. NOTE: synthetic motor oils retain their flow properties better at all ...
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April is National Car Care Month: Time to Spring for Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is here and it is time to give your car some extra attention, says the non-profit Car Care Council. Results of vehicle Spring Car Care Boise IDinspections held at community car care events across the country during Car Care Months in April and October 2014 reveal that 84 percent of vehicles need service or parts, up 5 percent from the previous year.

“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. These results show that the majority of vehicle owners could save money by being proactive in the maintenance of their second largest investment,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

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Driving vs Flying During the Holiday Season

Lower Gas Prices Make Driving the Smart Choice

The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go this holiday season, says the Car Care Council. Flying Vs. Driving

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving week have risen 9.4 percent compared with 2012, and the average price of airline tickets sold for Christmas week is up 7.3 percent over last year. On the other hand, ...

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Winter Driving Checklist

Be prepared – Driver’s Checklist        

  • Get your vehicle winter-ready with a maintenance check-up.  Don’t wait for winter to have your battery, belts, Winter Driving Tipshoses, radiator, oil, lights, brakes, exhaust system, heater/defroster, wipers, and ignition system checked.
  • The condition of your vehicle’s tires is important.  Worn and damaged tires can hamper your ability to drive safely.  Have them checked or replaced before winter begins.  Remember to check tire air pressure frequently, as it decreases in colder weather.
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