Randy's Tires and Automotive Blog
Placement Of A Resonator
Fri Apr 05 12:00:00 EDT 2013
A resonator may be placed either in front of or behind the muffler in your car's overall exhaust system. Its placement will not impact its performance.
Fri Mar 22 14:00:00 EDT 2013
Your car's tail pipes extend out from the car muffler and out past the rear bumpers of your car, directing exhaust fumes away from the vehicle.
Fri Mar 08 11:00:00 EST 2013
Rust is one of the most common causes of exhaust (and particularly muffler) deterioration. This is even more common in older cars, and on cars in coastal areas.
Exhaust Pipes Can Look Cool!
Fri Feb 22 12:00:00 EST 2013
Talk to us about adding on great looking exhaust pipes finished in either chrome or black matte! Does your ride sport an add-on? Show us a picture!
Fri Feb 08 16:00:00 EST 2013
The exhaust pipes are important on your car's overall exhaust system. They connect all the other parts of the system and need to be periodically examined in case rust has caused a crack.
See A Technician!
Fri Jan 25 13:00:00 EST 2013
We can run a full diagnostic test to determine if the problem with your emissions is due to a faulty catalytic converter.
Gold Is Cheaper!
Fri Jan 11 11:00:00 EST 2013
Catalytic converters with gold are usually less expensive than those with platinum or palladium!
All That Noise!
Fri Dec 28 16:00:00 EST 2012
One of the purposes of your exhaust system is to suppress the sounds made by your internal combustion engine. This is not only good for your own ears, it also controls sound pollution in today's urban environment!
Practical Reasons For Exhaust System Care!
Fri Dec 14 12:00:00 EST 2012
Not only will you be helping our environment by taking care of your exhaust system, you'll also be improving your fuel economy!
New Year's Environmental Resolutions!
Sat Dec 01 16:00:00 EST 2012
Well it's almost time for those New Year's resolutions! This year, why not plan on doing something to help the environment? It's easy to start; just be sure your car's exhaust system is in working order!
Fri Nov 16 10:00:00 EST 2012
Don't forget about the tires on your all-terrain vehicle! They need to be in perfect shape since you're often off-road, no place to get a flat!
Buying New Tires
Fri Nov 02 11:00:00 EDT 2012
Experts say that when it's time for new tires, it's best to buy all 4 at the same time, even if 1 or 2 of your tires still has tread left. This will give you better performance and improved safety.
Gauging Tread Left
Fri Oct 19 12:00:00 EDT 2012
An inexpensive tread gauge will quickly indicate if your tire's tread is getting too low, and if it's time to spring for new tires.
Your Car's Alignment
Fri Oct 05 16:00:00 EDT 2012
To avoid having to replace tires prematurely, be sure that there is no sign of uneven tire wear. This would indicate that you need to have the car's alignment corrected.
Flat Tire Gear
Fri Sep 21 11:00:00 EDT 2012
Gloves, a flashlight, a road reflector and a jack will all be useful if you suffer a flat tire.
Fri Sep 07 16:00:00 EDT 2012
Regular maintenance and scheduled service are the best ways to protect the investment you have in your vehicle.
Fri Aug 24 15:00:00 EDT 2012
As the seasons change and the temperature goes up and down, make sure you regularly check the pressure in your tires. They expand and contract over time and with temperature changes.
What Is A Catalytic Converter?
Fri Aug 10 16:00:00 EDT 2012
A catalytic converter is a device that reduces harmful automobile emissions. They were introduced in 1975 after the enactment of federal clean air laws.
How Long Will My Exhaust System Last?
Fri Jul 27 13:00:00 EDT 2012
The longevity of your exhaust system, like most things automotive, will depend to some degree on how you maintain your vehicle. Generally it will last anywhere from 8 to 10 years.
Doc, How's My EGR Valve?
Fri Jul 13 15:00:00 EDT 2012
EGR stands for exhaust gas recirculation valve. It provides two functions: reducing harmful pollutants and boosting fuel efficiency.
Frequency Of Checkups
Fri Jun 29 15:00:00 EDT 2012
Many states require annual emissions testing as a part of safety inspections. Your vehicle owner's manual will advise you of additional recommended exhaust system evaluations.
Catalytic Converter Problems?
Sat Jun 16 10:00:00 EDT 2012
Onboard computers monitor your exhaust emissions on most modern cars. A warning light should come on if these emissions fall below a safe level. Check with us for "lights out" service!
Thu Apr 26 00:00:00 EDT 2012
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