Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Blog

Signs You Need Tires

Tires Atlanta, GAIt’s far too easy to ignore your tires until it’s too late and you’re stuck by the side of the road with a shredded tire. Normal wear is one thing, but abnormal wear is a reflection of problems with other parts of your vehicle. You should check the tires visually, run a hand over the tread to feel for abnormalities, and check the inflation with a pressure gauge – the dial type is better and more accurate than the pencil type. Try to check every week, or at least every two weeks. 
  • Overinflation will show itself with excessive wear down the center of the tread. It means that the tire’s profile is changed from being overinflated and the car is actually riding on the center of the tread and wearing it prematurely. Overinflation also results in a hard ride and jittery handling.  ...
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Winter Driving: A Fluid Situation

Winter Auto Repair in Atlanta, GAAt Atlanta Goodyear, we know the winters aren’t as tough here as they are in a lot of other parts of the country…but we also remember when our whole area got clobbered with that ice storm a couple of years ago. In light of that, we’d rather not any chances, so let’s talk for a minute about getting your car ready for winter.
  • Cooling System – Your vehicle’s radiator, water pump, thermostat and coolant do a lot more than prevent overheating. Coolant also protects the engine in freezing conditions, but over time the antifreeze/water mixture starts to pick up corrosion and contaminants that compromise it. Your cooling system should be flushed and the coolant replaced at regular intervals. Every two years is a good rule of thumb, regardless of the number of miles dri ...
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Why Are Tires Loud Sometimes?

Tires Atlanta, GATire noise, the monotonous drone of rubber on pavement, can be the most annoying sound you ever heard. Some tires are relatively quiet and unobtrusive, some make a hypnotic hum, and others create a din so loud that makes it hard to even carry on a conversation inside the vehicle. Why are some tires so darn noisy? At Goodyear of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, we get that question rather often.

 Let’s analyze that, using a little bit of tire science and physics.

A big part of the noise level of tires is tied into “pattern noise.” The noise occurs because air is continually trapped and released in the grooves and voids of the tread itself as the tire rolls along the pavement. As a general rule, tires that have a lug or block tread pattern, as in light truck or mud-terrain tires, tend to have a noticeably higher noise l ...

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Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

Auto Repair in Atlanta, GASpring is a great time to schedule maintenance and auto repair for improved safety and vehicle performance! Prepare for summer heat and road trips with Goodyear of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA. Let’s go over a few ideas on getting your car ready for upcoming travel: 
Oil Changes: Of all the auto repair we do at Goodyear of Buckhead, oil changes are one of the most common, and for good reason. Oil changes at regular intervals are a great way to get the most miles out of your vehicle. When you’re headed out on vacation, the miles pile up much faster than you might think! Can’t remember when your last oil change was? Give us a call and let us do this routine auto repair in Atlanta, GA. 
Tire Rotation: Like oil changes, tire rotations are a very common mainte ...
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New Tires to Show Mom You Care

Tires in Atlanta, GAYour Mom is great and she’s always been there for you. You want to keep her safe and happy as spring turns into summer. Why not show her how much you love her with a set of new tires from Goodyear of Buckhead? 
Here are a couple of things to bear in mind if you’re considering new tires in Atlanta, GA:
If you can’t afford a set of four new tires, it’s acceptable to replace only two. If you have to go that route and can only buy two new tires, remember to put them on the rear wheels. While you may lose some handling with worn tires in front, new tires in front will clear water from their own path and leave the worn rear tires to oversteer and skid.
 
It’s important to r ...
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