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Auto Repair Cost

Important Things to Know About the Cost of Auto Repair

At Allen Tire Inc., we understand the importance of a safe, reliable automobile. When your car is out of commission, it can disrupt your whole life. When a customer entrusts us with their auto repair and maintenance, we take it very seriously. 

If you feel that you have been ripped off by a local Richmond auto repair shop, or have had a negative experience for any other reason, we hope you will give us the chance to restore your faith in the industry. We believe that long-term relationships are based on a knowledge and trust. In today's post, we will look at some things about the cost of service that are important for auto owners to understand.

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Selecting the Right Tires

Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: FunctionFit, and Value.
Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: VA weather conditions, Glen Allen terrain, Richmond temperatures, etc.

Most new family vehicles in VA come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most VA road conditions – but they aren’t ideal at the extremes.

Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on highways and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as Richmond temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and road-holding characteristics for Richmond d ...
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Brake Information

 
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Recommended Service Intervals

Question:
I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help!

Allen Tire Inc. Answer:
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When should your car be serviced?

Question:
I'm really confused about auto service intervals for various items on my car. Help!
Allen Tire Inc. Answer:
The simple answer for Richmond motorists is to follow the car maker's recommended service intervals listed in your owner's manual or in your service center's database. But the team at Allen Tire Inc. in Richmond sympathizes with Richmond car owners because of the confusing intervals for modern vehicles.
The days of simple rules of thumb that applied to most vehicles are long gone. For example, let's look at an oil change: car makers' recommendations run anywhere from every 3,000 miles to 15,000 miles. This big range comes from engine design and recommended types of oil - so Richmond auto owners really do need to confirm and follow the recommendations for their specific vehicle.
Your owner's service manual will have a schedule for vital maintenance service ...
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