Monthly Archives: July 2017

Tire Maintenance

Tire Maintenance

How do you know if you need new tires? Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits. Wrong size load and speed rating can void your warranty. But one sure way to know when to replace your tires is when treadwear indicators appear. A tire's built-in treadwear indicators are "wear bars" that look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it's time to replace the tire. You also need a new tire if: You can see three or more treadwear indicators around the tire Cord or fabric is showing through the rubber The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric The tire has a bulge or split The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can't be repaired correctly Tire Pressure Maximize your tires' performance and durability by monitoring and maintaining correct air pressure. Air is ... read more

Expand your knowledge on compression

Expand your knowledge on compression

Within the internal combustion engine, the compression ratio, as it’s known, is the piston’s movement as it squeezes the fuel/air mixture in the cylinder. BG Products know that sadly loss of compression over time is inevitable. So it's a good thing BG's got a product to restore and maintain peak compression! Adding BG EPR to the engine and letting it tick over for at least 15 minutes restores compression by dissolving the deposits that clog rings and seals. Peak compression is a must Most technicians know that peak compression in an engine is necessary to allow an engine to extract the most energy from the fuel/air mixture. An engine’s proper compression ratio allows the right amount of oxygen and fuel molecules into a reduced space (the cylinder) along with heat caused by compression. A given petrol engine’s compression ratio example can be approximately 9:1, which means 9 units of air into the space of 1 unit. All of these elements working together resul ... read more

Save even more at the pump with Halsey's Auto Center

Save even more at the pump with Halsey's Auto Center

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump. The national average of the cost of a gallon of gas has been above $3 since 2010 but is expected to dip below that mark this year, according to a recent forecast by energy information service GasBuddy.com. A small investment in simple and inexpensive auto care will add up to better fuel economy and even more savings. The non-profit Car Care Council encourages motorists to be car care aware and perform simple steps to improve fuel efficiency and save money. Engine Performance: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent. Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. Motor Oil: Imp ... read more