The Dealership Alternative
Dealerships are a great place to be introduced to the car you love, but when it comes to caring for your new car – bring it to us! There is a common misconception that you have to have your vehicle maintained or repaired by the dealership, but you have the right to choose where you take your vehicle! So, what makes Dekalb Tire a better choice than the dealership?
1. Under Warranty Maintenance Can Be Done Here
Did you know the only time you need to go back to the dealership is for under-warranty REPAIRS and for recalls? The law states that required maintenance for your vehicle does NOT have to be performed at the dealership. This means that you have freedom of choice when it comes to your required maintenance. Because we are a qualified auto repair shop using quality parts that equal or exceed the manufacturer’s requirements, we can perform your ...[more]
Whether you plan to go for a day or for a weekend or longer, it's important to have your vehicle inspected before taking it on vacation. Getting your car checked out before you leave will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. Here is a list of the top 10 things to check before hitting the road.
Schedule a checkup with your neighborhood auto repair center.
- Have any maintenance services performed - like getting your oil changed.
- Fluid Levels
Brake inspections are an easy way to keep you safe on the road. Routine inspections of your tires and brakes give you peace of mind while commuting on our busy roads. A great time for these inspections is when you get your tires rotated, for most drivers this is every 6 months. Any Dekalb Tire location will rotate your tires and check your brakes at no charge. In between ...[more]
The suspension system does much more than just provide you with a smooth ride. While ride comfort is a big part of its job it also helps keep all four wheels on the ground ensuring effective braking, and it keeps the vehicle from rolling over during cornering. The suspension plays an integral part in keeping your vehicle safe to drive, but only if it is in proper working order. Here are 4 signs it's time for suspension repair.
One Tire Seems Lower
If you notice that one corner of your car is sitting lower than the res ...[more]
Summer temperatures can reach impressive levels in Atlanta, so it’s important to make sure your car is equipped to handle the heat. Here are a few tips to prepare your car for summer.
Check the Cooling System
To protect the engine from corrosion, maximize fuel efficiency, and support proper oil viscosity, your vehicle’s cooling system will attempt to keep the engine at 200°F. In the hot weather, however, it’s not uncommon for the engine to reach temperatures exce ...[more]
Maintaining a car is similar to maintaining yourself as a human: you make appointments for regular checkups to make sure everything is in working order, and this helps you catch any potential problems early. These principles are the same for your car, so regularly scheduled maintenance can provide many benefits.
Regularly scheduled automotive maintenance will make sure that you get the most out of your vehicle. You want your vehicle to last as long as possible, and regularly maintaining it will make sure that you avoid breakdowns and keep your car moving. When you bring your car in for maintenance, you can have your oi ...[more]
The summer heat in Atlanta is extremely intense and can cause heat related auto failure. To keep your car from overheating or experiencing other heat-related problems during Georgia’s heat waves, take the following measures and precautions:
Watch Out for Signs of Engine Overheating
Familiarize you ...[more]
As the component of your vehicle that transmits power from the engine to the live axle, your transmission is essential to the operation of your car. Without it, your engine could not propel your car forward or backward. To detect transmission trouble when it first arises, keep an eye out for the following signs that your transmission could be losing its efficacy and require automotive repair service.
If you start to not ...[more]
The summer heat can be very difficult to manage in the Atlanta area, especially if your vehicle isn’t prepared for it. Nothing is more uncomfortable or inconvenient than a broken down air conditioner in the middle of the summer. Fortunately, you can use these tips to catch any problems and keep the cold air blowing all summer long.
Air Conditioner Not Starting
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