Monthly Archives: May 2018

Deciphering the Central Automotive Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. MEMPHIS, TN, service centers like Central Automotive have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Central Automotive a call at 901.725.4766 to learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our MEMPHIS, TN auto center at 2189 CENTRAL AVE, 38104. First remember that all of these services are recommended by vehicle manufacturers. They set how often or at how many miles/kilometers the service should be done.Air conditioning service involves purging the old refrigerant and capturing it for proper disposal. Then fresh refrigerant is installed. The fresh refrigerant will lubricate the system and will also help it cool better ... read more

Automotive Tips from Central Automotive: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. MEMPHIS drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday MEMPHIS driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, Central Automotive in MEMPHIS can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check every year or two.  Give us a call.Central Automotive2189 CENTRAL AVEMEMPHIS, TN 38104901.725.4766  

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MEMPHIS Tire Repair

Most MEMPHIS residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for MEMPHIS drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high TN gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with under-inflated tires for MEMPHIS residents. Low tire pressure puts added stress on the structure of the tire itself, causing it to break down prematurely. Also, under-inflated tires generate more heat which also reduces tire life. So get those slow leaks fixed quickly – don't just keep adding air every few days. You want to avoid tire damage. MEMPHIS residents should only hire qualified tire professionals to perform repairs - we have a whole team of them at Central Automotive. MEMP ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your MEMPHIS Vehicle

Imagine you've left MEMPHIS and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort.You're wasting kibble.The same is true of your vehicle when the wheels are out of alignment. That wheel that's pulling to the side is dragging down the rest of the vehicle; so you push a little harder on the gas pedal to keep up your speed. You're wasting gas.So have your wheel alignment checked at least once a year. It is important to get it checked right away if you feel the vehicle pulling to one side.Sometimes we MEMPHIS residents bump a curb or hit a pothole and knock our wheels out of alignment. An accident can take the ... read more

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