Signs of Engine Failure

September 14th, 2015
Engine Repair in Bloomington, ILFirst, the good news. Today’s engines can easily run well over 200,000 miles with no major engine repair or overhauls. Of course, you’ll need to stay up to date on maintenance like regular oil changes and coolant flushes, and not ignore any problems should they arise. Still, it’s a long way from the 1970s or 80s, when a 130,000 mile service life was about the end of the line for most vehicles. 
 
Things can happen, though, and these are all signs that you may have major engine repair in your near future:
 
  • Smoke: There are a few different reasons that a vehicle might smoke through the tailpipe, and three different colors of smoke that can all indicate different things. White smoke means that coolant is entering ...[more]
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Hot Tips to Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer

August 1st, 2015

Auto Repair in Bloomington, IL

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to rise…meaning it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your car cool! At Don Owen Tire, we do a lot of AC work as part of auto repair in Bloomington, IL, and we know that nobody likes riding around in a car that’s hot and stuffy with AC that isn’t performing well. We’d like to suggest a few ideas to help your car’s AC do its job better and help you avoid costly auto repair:

  • In some respects, your car’s AC system is a heat exchanger that replaces the hot air in the vehicle with cold air from the system. An easy way to improve the efficiency of that process is to reduce the buildup of heat during the day by parking in the shade with the windows cracked an inch or two. As you drive the first f ...[more]
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7 Fun Independence Day Celebrations

July 1st, 2015

Tires & Auto Repair in Bloomington, IL

 Everyone looks forward to Independence Day…for many folks, it’s the real kickoff of summer, and of course the whole family loves the barbeque, fireworks and fun of July 4. At Don Owen Tire in Bloomington, IL, we wanted to do a quick roundup of July 4 traditions in a few towns around Central Illinois:

  • Bloomington, IN – The “other Bloomington” will be host to its annual Fourth of July Parade, with entries that include floats, equestrian groups, classic cars, marching bands, and other entries to show their patriotism and love of the Bloomington community. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and is preceded by a concert by the Bloomington Community Band, beginning at 9 on the courthouse square.
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Father's Day Destinations for the Entire Family

June 15th, 2015
Father's Day Bloomington, ILFather’s Day is coming up, and Dad might want to get out of Bloomington, IL for a day or two. Here are a couple of suggestions for fun destinations within a few hours’ drive: 
 
French Lick, Indiana – There’s so much to do in French Lick/West Baden, it’s been a vacation destination for over 100 years now. There’s the circa-1901 French Lick Resort, with Vegas-style gaming, horseback riding, spas, golf and activities for the kids…the French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel both harken back to the opulence and hospitality of old-school American hotels. 
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Summer Vacation Maintenance

June 1st, 2015

Tires & Auto Repair in Bloomington, IL

Summer’s here, and that means it’s time for weekend road trips and longer vacation drives. Is your car ready? Don Owen Tire is offering some discounts this summer to help you get on the road and save a few bucks at the same time:

  • Oil Change – Every car likes to run on a crankcase full of clean, fresh motor oil. Prevent buildup of gunk and sediment in your engine this summer with an oil change…and Don Owen Tire will sweeten the deal a little with a $5-off coupon (offer good through 8/31).
  • Brake Service – Don’t take chances on your brakes and your safety. If you’re noticing changes in braking performance or hearing noises from your brakes that weren’t there a month or two ago, it m ...[more]
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Website Launch Announcement: Don Owen Tire Launches New Site

April 20th, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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Beat the Heat with Air Conditioning Repair

July 7th, 2014
Escape the blazing sun of summer with Don Owen Tire, Bloomington, IL’s one stop destination for all air conditioning and auto repair during these hot summer months. Working diligently to provide customers with the best selection of auto repair and current services, Don Owen Tire is prepared for summer with $89.95 auto air conditioning recharge at both locations. Together with Don Owen Tire, never allow a small problem to transform into a major repair. Maintaining air conditioning repairs routinely is typically quick and economical, while a larger auto repair may not be.
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Don Owen Tire Offers Unbeatable Deals

October 31st, 2012
Locally owned and family operated Bloomington area Tire and Automotive Service Center Don Owen Tire has provided its communities with unbeatable service and great deals on quality tires since 1986. With two locations providing quality service by highly trained technicians, Don Owen Tire has fast, friendly, reliable car-care to keep their customers on the road.
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Don Owen Tire Celebrates 25 Years!

January 31st, 2011
Don Owen Tire Service Celebrates 25 years June 2011: Family Owned and Operated Don and his wife, Carole, opened Don Owen Tire Service, Inc. on June 2, 1986. For Don, selling tires was second nature with 23 years experience in the retail and wholesale tire business. Carole was new to the tire business but her organizational skills as a former teacher complimented Don and the business. Taking a chance as entrepreneurs on that second day of June 1986 25 years ago they founded their business on these simple standards: quality products, professional service at a reasonable price.
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