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Alignment

Your vehicle’s alignment is an essential aspect of its reliability and ride quality. From Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, here’s what you should know about your alignment, from symptoms to keep an eye on to how it affects your vehicle.

 

Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold This Winter

Cold weather is difficult. It’s hard on us, and it’s hard on your car - and it’s never colder than when you’re sitting in a broken-down vehicle waiting on a tow truck. Luckily, Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ has some advice on the matter, to make sure you avoid a breakdown this winter.

Fall Driving, Is Your Vehicle Prepared?

The weather has begun to shift, which means changes to road and driving conditions are right around the corner. At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we will prepare your vehicle for that inevitable moment, and you can rest easy knowing your automobile is ready for whatever curveballs the weather throws you.

Fleet Services

FLEET SERVICE PROGRAM   Our Fleet business customers get the highest priority to keep them on the road.

How to change a tire

With AAA, roadside assistance, and the decreasing ability of people to fix and maintain their own cars, there are a lot of people on the road today who don’t know how to change a tire. Removing your wheel and replacing it with your spare may seem like a daunting task, but with this guide from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ you’ll have the knowledge you need when you find yourself in a bind.

How to get the most out of your tires

Tires are often neglected, but easy to maintain. As long as they work, most people don’t really think about them. However, if you take care to properly maintain your vehicle and your tires, they will last much, much longer. At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we see all too often the results of poor tire maintenance, and the result is expensive new tires. Here’s what you can do to make sure you don’t become part of that statistic.

How to Improve The Longevity of Your Tires

Tires Tire Pressure Auto Repair Mesa

Everyone knows to get routine tire care every so often. Tire rotations, alignments, and even replacements are necessary to ensure your tires stay in competent condition and don’t pose any harm when you’re driving. At Mercie J Auto Care, it’s important to us that your tires perform well and are safe to be on the road. Routine maintenance is sometimes not enough to get the most out of your tires. Here are just a few tips and steps to extending the lifespan of your tires, so they can continue to take you wherever you need for as long as you need.

Is Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip?

It's that time of year again. "Summertime," the song goes, "when the living's easy." But it can get tough in a hurry if you head out on a summer road trip without making sure your car is up to the challenge. A lot can go wrong when you're covering hundreds or even thousands of miles in a single trip, and you don't want to learn that lesson the hard way. 
 
Here are five steps that all summer road-trippers should take before they leave town.

Is your flywheel on the way out?

What is your flywheel, and when do you need to replace it? Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ has the answers you’re looking for.

Rear Wheel Alignment

If you've been driving for any amount of time, you’re probably aware that your car, truck, or SUV needs a wheel alignment on occasion. However, did you know that depending on what you drive, your rear wheels may also require attention? Here’s what you need to know about rear wheel alignments, from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ.

Suspension

SUSPENSION

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Can Saves Lives

 

 

Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds.

  • Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.
  • About 75 % of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under inflation.
  • According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10 % and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.
  • NHTSA estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.

Tires

Winter has arrived - are your tires ready? Here’s what you need to know, from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ.

What did they hit? Does it pull a little to the left?

Simple service visits can discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but we simply get in and drive!  If the lights come on and the car starts....No Problem.  Then we see things like this here at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, Gilbert, & Apache Junction  and we have to ask...When did you hit something and WHAT was it.  The typical answer is WHAT???  They've already forgotten the incident an don't realize that a bent rim could case all kinds of problems.   Then we ask...Does it pull a little when you are driving? 

When is it time to change your tires? Is this too soon?

Don't let your tires get to this point! Tires are a very important part of most of our daily lives. They get us where we are going and make sure all the goods we need every day also arrive safely. Be sure to keep your vehicle’s tire on your mind and check on them regularly! Our expert mechanics at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa are able to help diagnose and solve any issues you may be having. Give us a call or come by today!

Why the air pressure in your tires drop when it’s cold outside

When temperatures start to fall, so does your tire pressure. According to Goodyear, every ten degrees the outside temperature drops will cause 1-2 pounds of pressure loss in your tire. Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ is here to tell you why that happens, why you should care, and what you should do about it.

Winter Inspection

Is your car, truck, or SUV ready for winter? Have your car inspected and prepared by the expert technicians at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ.

Winter Tires

Snow and ice season is upon us – are your tires ready? Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ is here to make sure they are.

Winterizing Your Vehicle

“Winterize” is a term you see thrown around a lot at mechanic shops and auto parts stores. What does it actually entail though? As with most things, there are the basics, and then there are the above and beyond approaches. Depending on what sort of winter you’re expecting, and how much you intend to drive in it, should determine how you winterize your car. We at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ have prepared some tips for you, to help you better understand what it means to winterize a car, and how to prepare for the months ahead.

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