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Rod's Tire and Automotive

47 Perimeter Pl
Medina, TN 38355

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“Oh no, the service engine light just came on!” When this little warning light illuminates while driving down the road, most drivers have a sense of fear and dread. What should they do? Can they keep driving on to work or school, or should they head straight to their auto shop? Maybe they should stop their vehicle completely and call a tow truck? By understanding why the service engine light comes on will help take away some of the fear associated with this light.

Even though you can keep driving your vehicle for a few more miles or days, take it into your auto shop as soon as possible to make sure that long-term engine damage is not taking place, leading to a costly engine repair.

The most common issue that causes the service engine light to come on is a loose, cracked or faulty gas cap that is allowing fuel to evaporate. Pull over if you can (or keep going until you arrive at your destination) and make sure your gas cap is on tight. If this was the trigger, your check engine light should go off within 10 or 20 miles later.

Why does the service engine light come on? You can prevent costly engine rebuild by scheduling timely engine repair service at Rod’s Tire and Automotive.
06
Nov
2018

“Oh no, the service engine light just came on!” When this little warning light illuminates while driving down the road, most drivers have a sense of fear and dread. What should they do? Can they keep driving on to work or school, or should they head straight to their auto shop? Maybe they should stop their vehicle completely and call a tow truck? By understanding why the service engine light comes on will help take away some of the fear associated with this light.

Even though you can keep driving your vehicle for a few more miles or days, take it into your auto shop as soon as possible to make sure that long-term engine damage is not taking place, leading to a costly engine repair.

The most common issue that causes the service engine light to come on is a loose, cracked or faulty gas cap that is allowing fuel to evaporate. Pull over if you can (or keep going until you arrive at your destination) and make sure your gas cap is on tight. If this was the trigger, your check engine light should go off within 10 or 20 miles later.

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Some vehicle owners may not understand the difference between basic vehicle maintenance and auto repair. It’s fairly simple! Routine maintenance includes the items listed on the auto service schedule found in your vehicle's owner's manual that should be performed at specific mileage intervals. Taking care of the items on this auto service schedule will keep your vehicle in peak operating condition. Repairs are needed when problems start to occur, such as braking problems resulting from worn out brake rotors or shifting problems caused by a worn out transmission.

Federal law gives you the right to have maintenance items performed at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage. Because maintenance items are fairly basic in all vehicles, any professional auto shop should be able to perform the necessary tasks. You don't have to go to the dealer where you bought the vehicle. Typically, you will find that an independent auto shop can provide the needed auto service at a lesser cost than dealerships.

Auto shop explains the difference between auto repair and vehicle maintenance. Schedule an auto service for maintenance items and auto repair to fix problem.
22
Oct
2018

Some vehicle owners may not understand the difference between basic vehicle maintenance and auto repair. It’s fairly simple! Routine maintenance includes the items listed on the auto service schedule found in your vehicle's owner's manual that should be performed at specific mileage intervals. Taking care of the items on this auto service schedule will keep your vehicle in peak operating condition. Repairs are needed when problems start to occur, such as braking problems resulting from worn out brake rotors or shifting problems caused by a worn out transmission.

Federal law gives you the right to have maintenance items performed at any auto shop without affecting your warranty coverage. Because maintenance items are fairly basic in all vehicles, any professional auto shop should be able to perform the necessary tasks. You don't have to go to the dealer where you bought the vehicle. Typically, you will find that an independent auto shop can provide the needed auto service at a lesser cost than dealerships.

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If you’re sliding to a stop instead of stopping on the proverbial dime, it is time to find a brake repair specialist. As a conscientious driver, the last thing you want is to be the cause of an accident because you were unable to stop in time. Schedule an inspection of your vehicle’s braking system as soon as possible if you notice any of the signs below of failing brakes:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Strange noises such as squealing, squeaking or grinding when the brake pedal is applied.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping when applying the brake pedal.
  • Leaking brake fluid.
  • The spongy or soft feeling when applying the brake pedal.
  • The car pulls to one side when applying the brakes.
  • Burning smell while driving, which means brake fluid is leaking and getting onto hot metal.
  • The car bounces up and down when making a hard quick stop.
Wondering when do brakes need to be replaced? Call mechanic at Rod’s Tire and Auto to schedule brake repair service so you are driving as safe as possible.
05
Oct
2018

If you’re sliding to a stop instead of stopping on the proverbial dime, it is time to find a brake repair specialist. As a conscientious driver, the last thing you want is to be the cause of an accident because you were unable to stop in time. Schedule an inspection of your vehicle’s braking system as soon as possible if you notice any of the signs below of failing brakes:

  • Brake light comes on and stays on.
  • Strange noises such as squealing, squeaking or grinding when the brake pedal is applied.
  • Wobbling, vibration or scraping when applying the brake pedal.
  • Leaking brake fluid.
  • The spongy or soft feeling when applying the brake pedal.
  • The car pulls to one side when applying the brakes.
  • Burning smell while driving, which means brake fluid is leaking and getting onto hot metal.
  • The car bounces up and down when making a hard quick stop.
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