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When the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dash comes on, it usually means that the air pressure in one or more of your tires has dropped below the expected level. One common scenario is that the light will come on and go back off once you've been driving for a few minutes.
If you could own any classic vehicle, what would it be?
The moon has been a source of myths for ages, being blamed for increases in everything from violence to sleepwalking. At least one of those myths is car-related: That drivers are more likely to be involved in an auto accident during a full moon.
So many drivers tow trailers of one kind or another platform for boats, horses or racing cars. Here are a few basic points to remember when towing a trailer behind your vehicle.
Here are some President's Day Fun Facts:
- Abraham Lincoln was 6 feet, 4 inches (1.9 meters), making him the tallest U.S. president.
- The first left-handed president was James Garfield, the 20th president.
- Millard Fillmore, the 13th president, was the first president to have a stepmother.
- The only president who studied to become a medical doctor was William Henry Harrison, the 9th president.
- The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was given a $20 speeding ticket for riding his horse and buggy too fast down a street in Washington, D.C.
- The White House's first website went online in October 1994 during President Bill Clinton's administration.
Sometimes a few words can change everything.
Some drivers appear to have great luck keeping their vehicles trouble free for many years-even decades. Others don't even make it past 60,000 miles without major problems. The longevity of your vehicle can depend on what type you own, but driving and maintenance habits are also crucial. A few proven techniques-some easy, some more complex but worth the effort-can help keep your vehicle running beyond the 300,000-mile mark.
We know you love your car and so do we! Treat your vehicle right and stop by Middletown Tire & Auto today for an oil change.
During its lifetime, an average spark plug might fire 27.5 million to 110 million times. Each time, it vaporizes a few molecules off the spark plug electrodes. Eventually, the spark plug gap widens, and the air-fuel mixture no longer ignites efficiently. Other engine problems might contaminate the spark plug, and in certain circumstances, it may not fire at all.
Observed annually on February 8th, National Kite Flying Day encourages exploring, kite flying and making. Enthusiasts across the country mark the day by launching their kites or making plans to attend festivals.
Over 38,700 crashes occur annually during foggy weather, according to the US Department of Transportation. Fog occurs when clouds loaded with water droplets descend close to the ground. As a result, you could experience reduced visibility as you drive, which can affect your safety. If you must drive in fog, consider these tips to help increase your safety on the road.
What are YOUR favorite spots around town to grab a bite to eat?
Will there be 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring?
At Middletown Tire & Auto we're fluent in "car" so if you've got a vehicle that just doesn't sound right, give us a call today and let us take a listen.
On January 27, 1965 sales for the Shelby GT 350 were launched. Based off of 1965 Ford Mustang fastbacks and developed by the American auto racer and car designer Carroll Shelby, the GT 350 featured a 306 horsepower V-8 engine, side-exit dual exhaust, special 130 mph-rated tires, and an off-white paint job with blue rocker stripes.
Emergency services report that the 12-volt battery is the number one cause of car breakdowns in winter. This is because low temperatures affect its performance and also make the engine harder to turn, increasing the burden. In addition, driver mistakes can also destroy a perfectly good battery. Here are the most common mistakes you should try to avoid, especially in the winter.
It's Monday and Middletown Tire & Auto is here to start your week off with a smile.
On National Cheese Lover's Day don't feel bleu...it's a gouda day to celebrate this delicious food!
All cars need repairs sometimes and Middletown Tire & Auto is always here to help when you need us. However, paying attention to the signs that your vehicle needs some attention and staying on top of regular maintenance tasks can help most car owners avoid costly repairs and keep vehicles running smoothly for longer.
Today we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the contribution he made to civil rights in our nation.
Being thoughtful and courteous is a way of life and we think it should extend to the road as well.
There's nothing like new car smell but where exactly does it come from?
The truth is that it's a mix of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, off-gassing in your car. At new-car concentrations, these chemicals are not terribly dangerous, and they break down quickly, to the tune of about 20 percent decay every week. This means the smell doesn't linger all that long and therefore is pretty unique to new cars.
Middletown Tire & Auto wants to take the opportunity today to thank the many brave men and women who have answered the call to public service and who work hard each day to keep our communities safe.
A new car warranty, sometimes called a factory warranty, is the car manufacturer's promise to help pay for replacement parts or covered repairs during your specified warranty period. Car insurance on the other hand, helps to pay for damage and/or other expenses as the result of a collision or some other cause, like a fire or theft, depending on your coverage. Unlike a warranty, a car insurance policy likely won't cover vehicle problems due to mechanical or equipment breakdowns.
At Middletown Tire & Auto we couldn't do what we do without a great team and we're always on the lookout for qualified automotive professionals. Contact us today to learn more!
2023 is here! What are your big plans for the new year?
Middletown Tire & Auto hopes you and your family have a safe and enjoyable weekend as you ring in 2023!
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology can help to prevent crashes or reduce their severity. These systems use on-board sensors such as radar, cameras or lasers to detect an imminent crash, warn the driver and apply the brakes or increase braking effort if the driver does not take sufficient action.
After a long holiday road trip, your vehicle might require some extra TLC. Call Middletown Tire & Auto today to make an appointment.
Middletown Tire & Auto hopes you have a Merry Christmas and a happy and restful holiday weekend.
Here are a few last minute gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life.
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The experts at Middletown Tire & Auto can inspect your vehicle and perform services that will help it operate at peak performance and help improve fuel efficiency and overall fuel economy. Call today to make an appointment.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are a collection of computerized systems in modern vehicles that help to ensure driver and passenger safety and prevent collisions in a variety of circumstances. One example are Rear Cross Traffic Warning (RCTW) systems, which could help keep you and others safe in busy parking lots this holiday season.
What would you tell a newcomer about your hometown?
At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Whether it's the school run, commuting to work, walking your dog, or simply enjoying what nature has to offer - we all need to be aware of what's going on around us. Although you can't be responsible for the way people drive, you can take several steps to make yourself safer as a pedestrian.
While laws vary, a vehicle is generally considered totaled when the cost to repair it exceeds its value. Depending on your coverage, if your car is totaled, your auto insurance company may reimburse you for the current market value of your vehicle.
What are your favorite tunes for those long trips?
Modern automotive technology has brought with it a slew of acronyms that can be a challenge to grasp but are important to understand.
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