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Tired of getting the run around when needing tires?

I know, the puns are running wild today… But seriously, the mindset that the auto repair industry has put forward in the Bedford area are enough to drive you crazy. They have taught us that you need a quick oil change place, you get your tires from a tire store, you get your transmission serviced at a transmission repair shop, you get alignments done at a suspension shop… You need a Rolodex just to keep up with where to get your car worked on! Town Hill Auto Repair Service in Bedford, PA is your one stop shop.

What do those numbers on my tires mean?

If you've ever called in for a quote on tires they always want to know what the numbers on the side of your tires are, but have you ever wondered what those numbers mean? Check out this informative article that goes into detail about the information surrounding the size, type and use of the tires for your vehicle in Bedford, PA.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

All new cars and light trucks sold in Bedford, PA since 2008 have come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, or 'TPMS'. The TPMS system detects when a tire becomes under-inflated and lights up a warning light on the dash. So, my tires are a little under-inflated, what's the big deal? Well, under-inflated tires can be a real safety concern for in PA. Government regulations requiring TPMS systems aim to reduce accidents in PA and save lives: A very worthy goal. Under inflated tires don't handle properly and that can lead to an accident. Under-inflated tires can overheat and cause ...

Tire Rotation And Balancing

Vehicle tires last longer with regular tire rotation and wheel balancing. Tire rotation In normal driving around Bedford your front tires wear more on the shoulders because they handle much of the cornering forces in turns. Front-wheel drive vehicles have even more force on the front tires.The staff at Town Hill Auto Sales and Service in Bedford can rotate the tires, ensuring that all of the tires do some duty on the front end as well as getting a little break on the back end. That way, all four tires wear more evenly over their life and last longer....

The Tread Depth

The Tread Depth When talking about stopping power, we tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having good brakes isn't enough: we have to have tires with enough traction to translate braking power into stopping power. Be sure to check with your auto repair professional at Town Hill Auto Service in Bedford for more info about your tires. Stopping in wet conditions Let's focus on stopping in wet conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the ...

Suspension Integrity

What does the suspension do? Today we're talking about suspension integrity. Your skeleton provides the structure to hold up your weight. Your joints cushion you as you walk and allow you to change direction. Your vehicle's suspension system is similar: It bears the weight of your vehicle, absorbs bumps in the road and controls the body as you steer. How does it wear down? Like the bones in your body, vehicle suspension parts are connected by joints that allow all the components to move as they should. Over time and miles, the joints start to wear and your suspension gets ...

Axles

Did you know that the axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to the wheels. They're strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. Axles will wear out over time and need to be replaced. Sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and water and dirt can get in and contaminate the gears. When this happens you might hear strange noises coming from the axle. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the sound would be at the rear end. If you have ...