Car Care

Steering

 

June 12, 2018


Steering is one of the things we ASHLAND drivers take for granted in our vehicles. Let's break it down into two areas: first, the power assist and second,  the actual parts that steer the vehicle. Most drivers in ASHLAND, VA, who are under 40 have never driven a vehicle without power steering. Most vehicles in Read more...

Fuel Pump

 

June 12, 2018


Help your fuel pump last longer. One pump killer is contamination in the fuel tank. Sometimes this comes from the fuel itself. Buying fuel at a reputable ASHLAND station will help make sure you are putting clean fuel into the tank. Older vehicles tend to have more sediment in the tank from years of rust Read more...

Cabin Air Filter

 

June 12, 2018


Let's talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them in RICHMOND, VA that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in RICHMOND, VA have them, so some people confuse their cabin air filter with the Read more...

AC Tire Inc Tech Question On Your Cooling System

 

June 12, 2018


AC Tire Inc Tech Question: I was driving down the freeway in ASHLAND and smoke started coming out of my car. I pulled over and called my husband. I had to be towed to my ASHLAND mechanic. He said my car had overheated. What can I do to prevent that in the future? AC Tire Read more...

Simple Answers from AC Tire Inc for ASHLAND: Differential Service

 

June 12, 2018


Question: What is a differential and why do ASHLAND drivers need to have it serviced? AC Tire Inc Answer: First of all – your vehicle does have a differential. If it's a rear wheel drive, your differential is on the back. If it's front wheel drive, your differential is built into your transaxle (transmission). ASHLAND Read more...

Shocks and Struts

 

June 12, 2018


Let's talk shocks and struts. Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for ASHLAND drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They're easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; Read more...

Fuel Injector Cleaning At AC Tire Inc In ASHLAND

 

June 12, 2018


we hear quite frequently from ASHLAND residents is that their fuel economy is down and their vehicle just doesn't have the pep it used to. When that happens, one of the things we look for is clogged fuel injectors. The engine management computer tells your fuel injectors exactly when to squirt fuel into your vehicle engine. Read more...

Why Is My Check Engine Light On? AC Tire Inc Has Answers

 

June 12, 2018


The Check Engine light strikes fear into the hearts of some ASHLAND drivers and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us in VA. First, if your vehicle Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to Read more...

Have AC Tire Inc Check Your Tire Tread Depth

 

May 17, 2018


ASHLAND racing enthusiasts have probably heard of racing slicks. Now, slicks have no tread, but they give race cars maximum traction on dry VA racetracks. Insert a little water into the equation, however, and slicks can't maintain control. Because there is nowhere for the water to go, the tire rides on top of a thin Read more...

Simple Answers from AC Tire Inc: Alignment

 

May 17, 2018


Question: How do I know when I need a wheel alignment? AC Tire Inc Answer: When ASHLAND drivers' wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most VA drivers notice a couple of things. First the vehicle pulls to one side when driving. It could be Read more...

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