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What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Tires are an essential part of any vehicle, which is why it's important that you know how to take proper care of them. Many things can have an effect on how tires hold up over time, but the most important things to keep in mind are how often you're driving, the kinds of roads you're driving on, and whether you're getting proper maintenance done. Inflation Ever wonder why everyone makes such a big deal of inflating their tires properly? Well, there's a pretty good reason for this. Tires have very specific measurements when it comes to how much air you need to give them. If ... read more

What Are the Signs of a Failing Fuel Pump?

Fuel pump failures or relay problems are common problems as cars start to age. Think about all the fuel your fuel pump has to transfer over the lifetime of your vehicle – that is A LOT! Whether you need the relay or pump replaced, the team at Thom’s Four Wheel Drive can assist with all your fuel system repairs.   The fuel pump is responsible for sending the gas in the tank through the fuel system and eventually into the engine where it will get burned for energy. You can be on the lookout for the following symptoms of a bad fuel pump: Problems Starting the Car: If your vehi ... read more

What Symptoms Indicate You Need a Wheel Alignment?

It may be difficult to handle your car if it is out of alignment. Your safety, as well as the safety of your passengers, may be at risk. Your vehicle may become misaligned as a result of hitting a pothole, curb, or even a hard bump. Alignment problems can also be caused by high mileage, getting into accidents, or not maintaining your tires balanced correctly. Here are 3 signs that it is time for a wheel alignment. When traveling straight ahead on the road, you detect your vehicle pulling to the left or right. If you're having trouble maintaining your car between both the lines of your dr ... read more

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Since you probably spend a great deal of time in your car, it is important that it smell good. Your nose is sensitive, so those unusual smells can really hit you hard. It might be helpful for you to know that some of the most wretched smells that your vehicle produces may actually be an indicator of a more serious problem. Continue reading to learn more about these smells and why it might be best that you not ignore them. What To Do If You Smell Gas There are several reasons why you might smell gas inside your vehicle. It could be that you accidentally had a couple of drops ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?

If your oil light comes on while you're driving, you need to stop right away and shut the engine off. If you've run out of oil, your engine may seize up and refuse to turn over. If the car abruptly stops while you're driving, you might be in trouble. Driving with the oil light on is not only unsafe but also very hazardous. It's important to know why your oil light may be flashing, as well as what to do if it does. In order to understand why the oil light is on and what to do when it is, let's take a closer look. Reasons The Oil Light is On  Changing the oil Most of ... read more

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