Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Blog

December Tires Spotlight: Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Dunlop Tires in Atlanta, GAFor drivers who demand a little more out of their vehicles, the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 is an ultra-high-performance (UHP) summer tire that delivers phenomenal performance in wet or dry conditions. The Direzza DZ102 is designed with Dunlop’s innovative Silicarbon Matrix tread compound, combining silica and carbon black for long wear and enhanced traction. The tire features a directional tread design with broad shoulder blocks and three notched central ribs, for great steering response and stable cornering abilities. At the circumference, four wide tread channels direct water away from the tire’s contact patch to resist hydroplaning. 
Dunlop’s jointless band technology helps with ride quality and stability at high speeds, while the Direzza DZ102’s deeper lateral cuts and shoulder grooves maintain grea ...
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5 Signs You Need An Oil Change

Oil Changes in Atlanta, GAWe’re sure you’ve heard all the reasons why your car needs regular oil changes…it prevents premature wear, it keeps sludgy gunk from building up inside the engine, it helps you get more miles out of the car. But what are the signs you need the oil changed? It’s often not obvious, but there are a few signs…
  • Oil level is dropping: especially on older vehicles, it’s not unusual for them to leak or burn a quart of oil between oil changes. If the oil level shown on your engine’s dipstick is starting to drop, that could be a sign that it’s time for new oil. If your vehicle is burning enough oil to show blue smoke from the tailpipe, that’s another story…
  • Engine noise: sometimes, you might be able to noti ...
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Website Launch Announcement: Buckhead Tire & Auto Repair Launches New Site

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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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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