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    Maintenance Mistakes that Can Lead to Vehicle Breakdowns

    Last updated 9 months ago

    A surprising number of breakdowns that occur in the Fremont area can be prevented with basic car maintenance. Going to a car repair shop to have your tires, brakes, wipers, fluids, and filters inspected and replaced will save you money and prevent a possible breakdown. Here are the most common car maintenance mistakes to look out for.

    Worn or Improperly Inflated Tires

    If the tires have too little or too much air pressure, they will wear out faster and be more prone to a blowout. Too little air pressure is also associated with reduced braking power and compromised handling. Similarly, worn out tires are likely to fail, which can cause a serious collision.

    Neglecting Wiper Blades

    The winter is rainy season in Fremont, which means wiper blades are especially important for safe driving. Have your wiper blades and wiper fluid inspected before winter, and keep in mind that wipers should be replaced every 6 to 12 months.

    Infrequent Oil Changes

    If your car has conventional engine oil, it needs to be changed out every 3,000 to 6,000 miles. If your car has synthetic engine oil, it should be changed every 10,000 miles or so. If you do not change your engine oil regularly, it will lead to irreparable engine failure.

    Worn Out Brakes

    A well-maintained braking system is essential to the safety of a car. If you notice that your brakes are making an unusual noise or that the car vibrates or veers to one side during braking, head to a car repair shop immediately to have your brakes checked.

    Dirty Filters

    The oil and air filter should be replaced after every oil change. Old air and oil filters can lead to inefficiency, or in worst cases, a breakdown. The fuel filter, on the other hand, should be replaced annually to ensure optimal engine health.

    Come to All Ways Towing and Transport for a high-quality tune up service this winter. Located in Fremont, we have provided car maintenance and repair services for more than 35 years. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website for more information.

    Commonly Neglected Aspects of Vehicle Maintenance

    Last updated 9 months ago

    To keep your vehicle in good shape this winter, it’s important to take it to a repair shop for some basic maintenance. Many people forget to do this, which is both unsafe and expensive. Watch the video to learn more about the car maintenance services that are most frequently neglected.

    The most frequently neglected car maintenance service is forgetting to change the engine oil. This should be done every 3,000 to 6,000 miles if you have conventional oil, or every 7,500-12,000 miles if you have synthetic oil. Neglecting to change the motor oil will eventually cause engine failure.

    At All Ways Towing and Transport, we recommend changing the engine oil according to the recommendations found inside your owner’s manual. For an oil change or any other car maintenance need, come to All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont. We employ ASE-certified technicians and we have been maintaining and repairing cars since 1975. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or head to our website to learn more.

    Tips for Choosing New Tires for Your Car

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Worn out tires are a significant safety concern, especially during the rainy winter weather. If your tires are old or worn, have them replaced by a car care professional as soon as possible. As you shop for tires, keep in mind the kind of driving you will be doing. If you live in the East Bay area and do not visit snowy areas very often, all-season tires will be a perfect fit. Look for a tire that is wet-weather capable to ensure your safety this winter. A tire that has a good Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) tread life number indicates a longer tread life, which equates to a longer tire life if the tire is properly inflated and regularly rotated. Ask the car care professional to help you choose a tire with a reasonable UTQG, speed rating, and ride quality.

    If you want to get a great value on high-quality tires, come to All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont. We have 38 years of car maintenance and car repair experience. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website for more information.

    Best Tips for Car Storage

    Last updated 10 months ago

    If you won’t be driving your car for more than a month, it’s important to know how to properly store it. First, try to locate an indoor storage facility. If you opt for an outdoor storage location, invest in a weatherproof car cover to keep the car clean and dry. Before storing the car, give it a thorough cleaning and waxing, including the headlights and the wheels.

    If the car is going to be in storage for longer than 30 days, change the oil, fill the gas tank, and add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank to prevent the fuel from deteriorating. After you park the car, disconnect the battery negative cable, place steel wool and mothballs in gaps where mice could enter, and do not activate the parking brake.

    At All Ways Towing and Transport, we have six acres of inside and outside vehicle storage at our four locations in the Fremont, CA area. Our storage facilities offer 24-hour monitoring, on-duty attendants, and security cameras. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website for more information.

    Choosing the Best Parking Spot

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Parking in California’s Bay Area is no easy task. Pick the wrong spot and you may have to deal with bird droppings, a pricey parking ticket, or even an unexpected visit from a tow truck. Whether you have lived in the Fremont area for a long time or you just moved here, following a few parking tips will ensure that you choose a good, safe parking spot.

    Defend Your Car from Scratches

    Parking too close to the cart return or the car next to yours is almost a guarantee that your car will have a scratch or dent on it when you return. If you are willing to walk a bit farther, you can spare your car damage.

    Watch for Trees

    While it’s nice to park under a tree for the shade, you may end up returning to a car covered with tree sap or bird droppings. Tree sap and bird droppings are both difficult to remove, and can in some cases permanently damage car paint.

    Shade Is Key

    One of the best parking tips for car owners who are especially fond of their vehicles is to seek shade. The sun will not only strip the exterior paint of its color, but also drain the color from the interior. Pay to park in covered parking and your car will look new for many years.

    Look Carefully for Towing and Parking Signs

    Upon entering a parking lot, be sure to scan for parking signs and towing signs. Before and after choosing a space, double-check for signs that prohibit parking in the space for a certain time period. You don’t want to end up paying hundreds of dollars because you overlooked a sign that indicates your car will be towed in the event of a parking violation.

    All Ways Towing and Transport of Fremont offers reliable towing services for a great value. If you are a property owner that needs regular towing services, we are happy to oblige, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (877) 898-6993 or visit our website for more information.

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