A/C Repair -- Why Put It Off?

June 1st, 2016
Nobody likes riding around in a hot, stuffy car...and you know it's about to start getting hot outside!
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Winter Tires – Yea or Nay?

December 31st, 2015
In a lot of parts of the country, the winters are tough enough that all-season tires just won’t get the job done. All-season tires are a compromise; they offer good year-round traction with a quiet ride, good handling and road manners. They tend to perform well in wet weather and light wintry conditions, but when the snow is more than a couple of inches deep, all-season tires are out of their league. That’s when it’s time to consider winter tires. 
 
Today’s winter tires are a long way from the heavy, noisy, clumsy “snow tires” or “mud grips” that your dad might have had on his station wagon 40 years ago. Modern winter tires are designed for noise, handling, steering response and road manners that rival grand tourin ...[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.
  • Streat ...[more]
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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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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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