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“Traction Tires Advised” What does that mean to me??

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by Scott Welsh

Well it’s time to head out to the mountains and start skiing and snowboarding.  What traction devices do I need?  What preparations should I make for winter driving conditions?  These are important questions to ask yourself now BEFORE the rush for winter traction products hits and you have trouble finding what you need at the last Courtesy Auto Minute ™
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Auto Repair Expert in Tacoma’s Transmission Tips for Cold Weather

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Scott Welsh

 Winter weather surprised most of the United States this past month. It’s been a long time since cold weather and snow came so early. It probably caught you unprepared where your car is concerned. Making sure your transmission is working at its peak efficiency is particularly important once winter sets in. You don’t want to find you or your loved ones stuck on the side of the road in freezing weather.Courtesy Auto Minute ™

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Coolant Antifreeze Service In Tacoma WA

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by Tom Dunn

You may know that most automotive failures in Tacoma WA are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your coolant system, it will take good care of you. Continue Reading

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Tom Dunn

Richard Petty once told me,  “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”

That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Tacoma car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Courtesy Auto Service and Tire of Tacoma will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Continue Reading

Saving Lives In Tacoma With Tire Pressure

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Tom Dunn

All new passenger vehicles on our Tacoma WA roads now have tire pressure monitoring systemsTPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS.

First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is twenty percent below the factory recommendation. So if the recommended pressure is thirty five pounds per square inch, the TPMS warning won’t come on until the pressure is at twenty eight pounds. That’s significantly under-inflated. Enough to raise safety concerns. Continue Reading