You are viewing all posts for categories: service

Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

If you are planning to go leaf-peeping, you are certainly not alone. Each year, thousands flock to Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire to catch a glimpse of fall's stunning foliage colors. Before you set out on your journey, here are some tips to make the trip enjoyable and relaxing.

When to Visit

The fall season lasts from September through December. However, you'll want to visit New England in September to catch the most stunning leaf displays. If you want to keep seeing changing leaves, you can even head south, as leaves generally change color from north to south…

Read More
Categories:

Back-to-School Service for Your Vehicle!

At The Car Store, we always want to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the back-to-school season. Not only should this give you peace of mind during your morning and evening commutes, but it is also easier to have your vehicle serviced in the fall than it is in the winter.

Having your battery checked is vital throughout the colder months of the year. You should have your battery checked at the beginning of the school season and then if you have issues with starting your car, bring your battery to our dealership to make sure that it is…

Read More
Categories:

How to clean your car quickly

Did you know that it's easy to clean your car fast at home with just a few tools? The key thing is a car wash mitt instead of a sponge. While sponges hold dirty water and cause more dirt to spread around your car, a mitt is made to glide over your car's exterior panels and grab on to dirt. Then, you simply rinse it off in a bucket of clean water or with a garden hose.

In addition, you'll save a lot of time wiping down your car if you pre-rinse your car with a garden…

Read More
Categories:

Should You Drive on Winter Tires All Year?

With the winter season winding down, many people are wondering if they can keep using their dedicated winter tires even during the warmer spring and summer months. The tire experts and enthusiasts at The Car Store want to guide you to make the best decision for your vehicle.

The short answer is it that winter tires are not recommended for use year-round. For example, winter tires are engineered with technology to maintain traction even on snowy and ice roads. While these features help 

 

Read More
Categories:

Basic Tips from The Car Store on Jump Starting Another Car

To jump start another vehicle isn't a challenging task, but some can be intimidated by the job's electrical nature. We want you to always feel safe when driving around Twin Falls, so we've created a short description of how to use jumper cables properly and safely.

Firstly, make sure that both ignitions are turned to the off position. Next, attach one of the red cables to the positive terminal, or the largest connection on your battery. The other red clip will fasten to the same position on the opposite battery. One of the black clamps attaches to…

Read More
Categories:

Winter Tires Bring Added Features

All-season tires handle many different weather conditions, but they aren't designed for extreme one. In some areas, the winter brings enormous amounts of snow. Roads become slick and icy, which presents accident risks. Safer driving become critical on these roads, and so might the right tires.

The tread on winter tires represents a much different design than an all-season tire. Treads help eliminate water under a tire, but all-seasons tires lack a design for wet and cold winter conditions. Winter tires also have a biting aspect in the design. Such a design helps with the grip on the road…

Read More
Categories:

DIY Headlight Restoration Is Easy

Easily Restore Headlights To Perfection

Is your vehicle a victim to fogged-up headlamps? Don't worry. We're here to give you some helpful tips for restoring your headlights, so you will be able to once again see far ahead of you in the night time. 

First, you need to determine whether your headlamps are oxidized on the outside or if they are letting moisture into the inside (or both).

Headlight Restore Kits

You can purchase a headlight restoration kit from any auto parts store that will help you de-fog the exterior of the headlamp. 

 

Read More
Categories:

What You Should Know About Car Wax

Car wax is a hard hydrocarbon that can protect your vehicle from sun and water damage. The wax that you put on your vehicle can be made from palm leaves, coal or synthetic mixtures, and it is mixed with a solvent to make it easier to spread.

One of the key benefits of car wax is that it repels a lot of the salt, dirt and other material that accumulates on your car over time. Therefore, you don't have to wash it as often throughout the year. Since wax does a good job of repelling water, you may be…

Read More
Categories:

Gaskets: Crude but Critical

Gaskets are one of the simplest components of an engine, yet they are among the most critical. Gaskets have the tough responsibility of keeping critical interfaces between various engine components sealed and aligned.

Combustion engines must contain massive pressures and high temperatures in a wide variety of conditions and gaskets are vital to keeping everything together. Gaskets are sometimes crudely cut from low-cost materials and in some cases are precisely laser cut from expensive, thermal resistant materials. However, the longevity and effectiveness

 

Read More
Categories:

What You Need To Know About Mufflers And Exhausts

If you have ever seen a car blow smoke out of its tailpipe, then you may wonder what's wrong with it. Well, that's one of the many problems a vehicle can encounter with a bad muffler and exhaust. Let's take a look at what a muffler and exhaust do for your vehicle.

Getting Harmful Gases Out of Your Vehicle
The exhaust system is responsible for transporting gases from your engine to the end of the tailpipe. This system uses a series of different components including an oxygen sensor, exhaust joints, catalytic converter, muffler, and tailpipe.

The Silencer…

Read More
Categories: