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Tip For A More Green-Friendly Car

February 8th, 2017
Everyone wants to make a dollar go a little farther...and that includes fuel economy.
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New Year's Resolutions...For Your Car!

January 3rd, 2017
Here we are in the New Year -- why not make some resolutions you can actually keep?
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Cooling System Maintenance? But It's Winter!

December 17th, 2016
Your cooling system is important for more than just keeping the engine cool in summer!
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Think Your Battery's Okay for a Florida Winter?

November 27th, 2016
We don't have winters here like they do in Minnesota...but that doesn't mean that winter is an easy time for your car's battery.
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Why Car Batteries Wear Down

August 25th, 2016

It’s a simple fact. Any battery that’s designed to be rechargeable can only stand so many charge/discharge cycles before it starts to weaken and lose its ability to Car Battery in Pembroke Pines FLstore electricity. That’s true of your cell phone and laptop, and it’s true of your car battery as well.

Your car battery relies on a chemical reaction between acid in each individual cell and lead plates. While newer batteries are “zero maintenance” and require no distilled water (which turns to acid), they still only have a limited service life…and the cheaper the battery, the less likely it is to last through its entire warranty period.

While your battery is bound to weaken and fail eventually, there are things you can do to prolong its life and enhance its reliability:

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Why You Should Go To A Local Auto Repair Shop

March 14th, 2016

If you’re in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, FL, we know you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to auto repair and tires. There are the faceless, identical Auto Repair in Pembroke Pines FLbig-box stores, there are the sketchy shops on the corner with hand-painted signs and a bunch of half-repaired cars, and there’s every mom-and-pop or small auto repair chain inbetween. We also know that the big-box franchises regularly run specials that can look pretty tempting, but here are some things to consider when you’re making the decision on where to take your vehicle…

·         We’re living in a world that is becoming more conformist and homogenized all the time. While that’s fine for some people, spending your money with a local business helps pres ...[more]

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A Few Myths About Wheel Alignments

January 27th, 2016

We do a lot of wheel alignments at Family Tire Distributors…and we run across some misconceptions about wheel alignments from time to time. We’d like to Wheel Alignments in Hollywood & Pembroke Pines, FLtake a few minutes to clear up a few of them.

I hear that my car needs a wheel alignment once a year…”

Not really true. Wheel alignments are a repair item, not a maintenance or preventive maintenance item. With proper driving habits and no incidents like hitting a curb or pothole, your vehicle’s wheel alignment should literally be good for years.

“My car’s pulling to one side – do I need a wheel alignment?”

Well, not necessarily. A pull to ...[more]

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