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Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

Avoid Tire Blowouts: What to Look For

A few quick tricks on what to look, listen and feel for can help keep your tires alive longer. Knowing what to look for can prevent any major blow-outs leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Keep the Pressure Up Inflate inflate inflate! Always keep your tires inflated to the manufacturer recommended PSI printed on a sticker in the door jam of the driver’s side door. The PSI stamped into your tire’s sidewall is the maximum pressure the tire can withstand. Under-inflation is the most common cause of a blowout. Keeping your tires at the proper pressure will also help you get the best gas mileage possible. Win for your car, and your wallet!   Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Most vehicles made after 2007 have a pressure monitoring system that will warn you if any of the tires go lower than the specified amount. One problem however, is that it may not warn you if you’re just slightly under-inflated, and eve ... read more

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What Do These Pesky Dashboard Lights Mean? Can they be ignored?

What Do These Pesky Dashboard Lights Mean? Can they be ignored?

Most of us at one point or another has had a light come on their dashboard and we’ve either been very worried by it, or maybe ignored it until there was time to see our local mechanic. Well, worry no further! We are here to provide you with the most important and most common errors that we see in customers’ vehicles day in and day out. Below is a list of the pictures and their explanations. Check Engine Light or Maintenance Indicator Light (MIL): There are some lights that when they come on your dashboard it isn’t an immediate emergency, but this is not one! Of all the lights, the check engine light is the most important. Even more alarming is if the light is flashing. This means there is an error that is happening at this very moment. Here at Dana Meyer Auto Care, we use customer education instead of scare tactics, this is why we offer affordable code reading and diagnostics to all customers! Now the one exception to this rule is if you just filled ... read more

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