Auto Care Tips & News

FAR EAST ( 17T017000 )

Dated: OCT 09, 2017 Harbor Freight Tools (Harbor Freight) is recalling certain Innova Ultra Runner utility trailer tires, sizes 5.3x12 and 4.80/4.00x12, and Far East utility trailer tires, size 4.80/4.00x8, purchased mou...

INNOVA ( 17T017000 )

Dated: OCT 09, 2017 Harbor Freight Tools (Harbor Freight) is recalling certain Innova Ultra Runner utility trailer tires, sizes 5.3x12 and 4.80/4.00x12, and Far East utility trailer tires, size 4.80/4.00x8, purchased mou...

ANTARES ( 17T018000 )

Dated: OCT 12, 2017 Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) is recalling certain Antares Comfort A5 tires, size LT 225/75R16 118/116S 10 PR. These tires may experience sidewall separation while driving. As such, these ve...

AVON ( 17T016000 )

Dated: SEP 29, 2017 Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc. (Max-Trac) is recalling certain Avon Viper Stryke tires, sizes 120/70R14, 120/70R15, 160/60R14, and 160/60R15, manufactured from January 4, 2015 through April 8, 2017. A bulge...

DUNLOP ( 17T015000 )

Dated: SEP 11, 2017 Trek Tire LLC (Trek Tire) is recalling certain Dunlop GrandTrek PT3A tires, size 275/50R21, manufactured between December 1, 2016, and December 7, 2016, which fail to conform to the requirements of Fe...

MICHELIN ( 16T012000 )

Dated: AUG 24, 2016 Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Pilot Power 3 replacement sport motorcycle tires, size 180/55ZR17 (73W), manufactured between April 17, 2016 and May 7, 2016. These tires ...

CONTINENTAL ( 16T016000 )

Dated: OCT 03, 2016 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain Crosscontact LX20 tires, size P275/55R20 111S, manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 9, 2015. The tires, sold as replacement tires as ...

PIRELLI ( 16T018000 )

Dated: NOV 16, 2016 Pirelli Tire LLC (Pirelli) is recalling certain P Zero All Season tires, size 275/40R19 101W, manufactured January 11, 2016, to October 29, 2016, as an original equipment fitment exclusively for certa...

GENERAL TIRE ( 17T002000 )

Dated: JAN 20, 2017 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Range E, manufactured May 3, 2015, to May 16, 2015 (DOT wee...

TRIANGLE ( 17T014000 )

Dated: AUG 16, 2017 Triangle Tire USA (Triangle) is recalling certain Triangle TR643 tires, size ST225/75R15, with DOT codes of 0517 and 0617 (produced during 5th and 6th weeks of 2017) sold as replacement tires for carg...

PRIMEWELL ( 17T013000 )

Dated: JUN 30, 2017 GITI Tire (USA) Ltd. (GITI) is recalling certain Primewell Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires, sizes 185/65R14 86H, 195/60R15 88H, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92V, 215/60R17 96H, and 235/6...

KENDA ( 17T010000 )

Dated: MAY 23, 2017 American Kenda Rubber Industrial (Kenda) is recalling certain Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at ...

DUNLOP ( 17T011000 )

Dated: MAY 24, 2017 Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region...

COOPER ( 17T003000 )

Dated: FEB 10, 2017 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (Cooper) is recalling certain Discoverer M+S Sport tires, sizes 235/75R15, 255/65R16, 215/70R16, 225/70R16, 235/70R16, 245/70R16, 265/70R16, 255/60R17, 225/65R17, 235/65R17, 2...

MICHELIN ( 15T020000 )

Dated: SEP 18, 2015 Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Michelin X Works XZY tires, size 315/80R22.5 156/150K, manufactured from January 1, 2011, to July 31, 2015. The affected tires lack the re...

Check your Tire Pressure and Increase Your Gas Mileage

Find out everything you need to know about tire pressure to keep your car running smoothly and safely.

See If You Are Tire Smart

Today's younger drivers are not as tire smart as the older drivers on the road. But everyone can still learn a thing or two about tires and safety, so take a look at this informative article and be tire smart.

Helping Your Car Keep Cool In Warmer Weather

Find out how to keep your car cool in the warmer weather. Whether it’s a vacation road trip or your daily commute to work, when the temperatures climb higher on the outside, things are also heating up under the hood of your car.

Helping Your Car Keep Cool In Warmer Weather

Find out how to keep your car cool in the warmer weather. Whether it’s a vacation road trip or your daily commute to work, when the temperatures climb higher on the outside, things are also heating up under the hood of your car.

A Clean Mass Air Flow Sensor Tells No Lies

 (Article = By Mark Salem, Automotive Master Technician for CRC Industries

Every sensor on or in a computer-controlled car or truck talks to the “on-board PC” in a kind of language you’ve never heard or seen. All of the inputs are in a voltage-speak and are all numbers. All of these signals to and from the PC travel in and out at up to 300 times per second. That is some party line!

Protect Your Auto Investment

Choose a shop that employees ASE-certified auto technicians to ensure your vehicle maintenance and repair dollars are wisely spent.

Studies from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) show vehicles that receive regular maintenance and service retain more of their value, get better gasoline mileage, and pollute less than cars that are neglected. But today’s computer-loaded systems leave many former do-it-yo Read More

An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet!

It's time to be seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel.

Car Care Tips from the Pros Prepare You for Winter Driving

It’s foolhardy to head out in a poorly maintained vehicle in the dead of winter, of course, but even vehicle owners in temperate zones need a car care check as the days grow shorter, note the pros with the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), an independent group that tests and certifies the competence of auto technicians.

Regular, routine maintenance can help improve your gasoline mileage, reduce pollution, and c Read More

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 6th, Check Vehicle Lights

The end of Daylight Savings Time happens in most parts of the United States on Sunday, November 6th and creates unfamiliar driving conditions that can be hazardous without proper vehicle lighting. The Car Care Council recommends vehicle lights be checked before the clocks “fall back” to help ensure safe driving, especially during dusk and peak evening traffic hours.

Happy Fall! Time to Think About Your Coolant

It's the beginning of fall, and time to consider your coolant.

This is a good time to think about your engine cooling system. Regular inspections and pressure tests of your cooling system are of utmost importance, as is good maintenance by following the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended coolant change intervals.

As time passes, the protective anti-corrosive additives in the antifreeze break down and lose their effectiveness. But antifreez Read More

Is Your Car Back-to-School Ready?

In August it’s easy for students to remember to get new clothes, school supplies and dorm or apartment furniture, but what about preparing the car that’s going to haul all that stuff? We want to remind students and their parents not to overlook Vehicle Maintenance 101.

Making sure the college-bound vehicle gets a passing grade will give both the student and their parents peace of mind for the drive back to school and the first semester of crusing Read More

5 Tips For Staying Cool on the Road

Temperatures over 90 degrees and high humidity can challenge your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Here are some easy tips to keep you and your passengers cool on the road.

 

Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey

One way to ensure you will get to dinner in time for turkey on Thanksgiving weekend is by making sure that the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is small potatoes compared to a big helping of inconvenience if you break down many miles away from home.

Stress Management Works for Holidays and Automobiles

In domino fashion, failing to plan for maintenance can turn small problems into larger ones, putting a serious dent in your automotive budget. The penalties of procrastinating on vehicle maintenance range from a heater that runs cold to a battery that won’t start the car.

Take care of your car’s seasonal services immediately and make plans to get ahead of the game next year. An early visit to your repair facility provides the opportunity to budge Read More

Beware of Potholes

They’re back and they’re bad. Potholes have returned and hitting one with your car can do a number on tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council.  

 Need Emergency Towing Service ?

American & Foreign Car Clinic provides flatbed towing services to insure the safety of your vehicle. We also provide 24/7 roadside assistance . If your vechicle needs extended repair we most probably can fix it, and will tow your vehicle to our repair shop and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.