Monthly Archives: January 2022

How Much is Enough for College Station Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

How Much is Enough for College Station Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth Most College Station drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? And how can you tell? Tires are expensive and their condition is important to the safe handling of a vehicle, so it’s important for College Station motorists to know the answers to these questions. First of all, it’s essential to understand that there may be a legal limit to tread wear. If your tires are worn past this limit, you have to replace them to be in compliance with Texas auto safety laws. That’s why measuring your tread wear is part of a vehicle sa ... read more

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced?

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced? A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Bryan College Station car owners with good handling and control. But like any system on your car or SUV, critical parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it’s a good idea for Bryan College Station motorists to remember an inspection of their suspension system in their schedule of a vital preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but air springs and torsion bars are becoming more common. The body of the vehicle is “suspended” by the springs. If springs were the only working component in your suspension system, however, you’d spend your travel time bouncing up and down like a bobblehead. That’s where your shocks come in. They keep the rebound, or bounciness, of the springs under control. Shocks a ... read more

Shake It Up in Bryan College Station!: Why Wheel Balancing

Shake It Up in Bryan College Station!: Why Wheel Balancing Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, us Bryan College Station auto owners generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle’s wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the road, Bryan College Station auto owners want to minimize this wobble as much as possible. So we balance our tires. To balance a tire, your honest and friendly Superior Auto Service service professional spins it on a machine or drum to determine where it is off-balance. He then attaches weights that counter-balance the uneven weight. Most Bryan College Station motorists are surprised at how much balancing improves the smoothness of their ride. High-quality tires ... read more

The Superior Auto Service Guide To Servicing Your Differential

The Superior Auto Service Guide To Servicing Your Differential Differential? What’s that? And what’s it for? I’ve been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level? Do these questions sound familiar? They’re not uncommon for Bryan College Station auto owners. A lot of us in Bryan College Station don’t know what a differential is or what it’s for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it’s more vital to the operation of your car or SUV than the air conditioner or windshield wipers. A differential allows your car or SUV tires to move at different speeds. This happens more than you think. The best example is when a vehicle is turning. The inside wheel travels a much shorter distance than the outside wheel during a turn. This means the outside wheel has to move faster than the inside wheel. Without a differential, your tires would hop and skip while turning. They would also lose traction in sand or snow ... read more

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Bryan College Station: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Superior Auto Service

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Bryan College Station: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Superior Auto Service Taking care of our tires is an essential part of car care for Bryan College Station drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some important preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve gas mileage and extend the life of the tires, so it’s well worth the effort and expense for Bryan College Station motorists to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels. The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle’s tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver’s side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it’s an essential number for Bryan College Station drivers to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to costly tire damage. Underinflated tires wea ... read more

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