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708 N. 18th St.
Allentown, PA 18104

Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Allentown, PAAt Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center, you'll find a partner in car care you can trust. For years, we've served drives from Allentown, PA, Whitehall, PA, Bethlehem, PA, and surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley. Our team is known for its attention to detail and great customer service. When you need a mechanic you can trust or competitive prices on tires in Allentown, turn to Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center. 

Outside of offering quality auto repairs and a full inventory of tires to fit your vehicle, our tire and auto repair shop also prides itself on giving our customers the tools they need to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape. Maintaining your car, truck, or SUV is the key to keeping it running for a long time - it pays to give a little extra TLC to your vehicle. 

What’s the key to keeping your vehicle performing at its best? Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual and checking for potential problems before they happen are essential to overall vehicle maintenance. But when the time for necessary auto repairs arrives, remember where to turn: Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center.

Follow the car care tips below to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at regular intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center in Allentown, PA

Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center is your source for auto repair services, preventive vehicle maintenance, and tires in Allentown, PA, Whitehall, PA, Bethlehem, PA, and surrounding areas. Our team of professionals specialize in top tire brands, including Goodyear and Hankook, for cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, and more. We also showcase Valvoline products to maintain the performance of your vehicle and are a certified PA State Inspection and Emissions center. Need your car serviced? An auto glass replacement? Your truck repaired? Trust the ASE-certified mechanics at Pit Stop Tire and Auto Center to service and repair your vehicle with excellence.

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Phone: (610) 770-0700
Fax: (610) 770-0400
Address: 708 N 18th St.
Allentown, PA 18104
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