How To Get Your Car Ready For A Road Trip

May 20th, 2017

So summer’s right around the corner, and summer means road trips and vacations in the family car. Is your car up to the job? Here are some things you’ll want to check over before you pack up and hit the road…Preventative Maintenance in Bloomington, IL

Fluids: That means coolant, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, motor oil. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got plenty of each, and that they’re clean, free of contamination and in good shape. Coolant and motor oil, in particular, are essential to dissipating heat and keeping your vehicle at a normal operating temperature.

Tires: This one’s really important, because long miles, a loaded-up car, and high temperatures are very stressful on a set of tires. Examine your tires ...[more]

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Post-Holiday Road Trip Maintenance

December 3rd, 2015
The good news is that highway miles are the best kind of miles you can put on a vehicle. Running for hours at a constant speed and steady state is much less stressful on a vehicle than stop-and-start driving around town. With the right maintenance and care, your vehicle should be ready to go for many comfortable, dependable highway miles this holiday season!
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Keep Your Tires Healthy

May 18th, 2015
Tires in Bloomington, ILSelling tires in Bloomington, IL and surrounding areas, we know what an important role your tires play in your car’s overall safety and performance. Midwestern winters can be hard on road conditions and tires in Bloomington IL, so our techs at Don Owen Tire would like to share a few tips on how to get the most out of your tires:
  • Proper Inflation - At Don Owen Tire, you’d be surprised at how many tires in Bloomington, IL we see that are underinflated. Estimates show that as many as 60% of cars on the road are driving on tires that have low air pressure. This costs you money in two ways -- tires that are under-inflated will wear unevenly at the edges and are susceptible to overheating and possible failure (as well as handling poorly). Underinflated tires in Bloomington will also use as much as 2 ...[more]
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