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Welcome to the Circle M Tire & Automotive blog! Our blog supplies helpful info, tips, and wisdom about auto repair, fleet maintenance, and more. Whether you're a car buff or want to learn more about keeping your car in top shape, our blog has something for everyone. We cover many subjects, so check back often for the latest updates, auto mechanic secrets, and valuable tips. If there's a topic you'd like us to cover, please don't hesitate to reach out and let us know!

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Why Spring is The Right Time For Air Conditioning Performance Check

Why Spring is The Right Time For Air Conditioning Performance Check

As the weather warms up and spring approaches, many car owners start thinking about their air conditioning systems. But why is spring the ideal time to ensure your AC is in top condition?  1. Optimal Performance in Summer Heat With summer just around the corner, ensuring your car's air conditioning system is working efficiently is necessary. A performance check in spring allows any issues to be identified and addressed before the scorching temperatures of summer arrive. By proactively maintaining your AC system, you can avoid uncomfortable drives in the heat and potential breakdowns on the road. 2. Preventive Maintenance Saves Money Addressing minor issues early can prevent them from escalating into costly repairs later on. Springtime AC performance checks can catch problems such as leaks, worn-out components, or low refrigerant ... read more

Are All Wheel Alignments Done the Same Way

Are All Wheel Alignments Done the Same Way

In the world of auto maintenance, wheel alignments play a necessary role in ensuring your vehicle operates smoothly and efficiently. But the question arises – are all wheel alignments done the same way? Understanding the nuances of wheel alignments can shed light on the importance of professional service tailored to your vehicle's unique needs. What Is Wheel Alignment Wheel alignments involve adjusting the angles of your vehicle's wheels to meet the manufacturer's specifications. This process ensures that the wheels are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Aligning your wheels promotes even tire wear and optimal vehicle handling. While the goal remains consistent across all wheel alignments, the methods and precision can vary. Professional auto r ... read more

What Is The Function Of A Radiator In The Cooling System

What Is The Function Of A Radiator In The Cooling System

Are you familiar with the essential components that keep your car's engine running smoothly? One crucial part of the cooling system that often goes unnoticed is the radiator, which we will talk about more below. The Basics - What Is a Radiator? Before we dive into its function, let's start with the basics. A radiator is a heat exchanger device found in vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. It plays a critical role in regulating the temperature of the engine by dissipating excess heat generated during operation. How Does It Work? The radiator works by circulating coolant (a mixture of water and antifreeze) through the engine to absorb heat. As the hot coolant flows through the engine, it absorbs heat from the engine components, helping to regulate the engine's temperature. Once the coolant reaches a certain temperature, it is directed to the radiator. Function of the Radiator Once the hot coolant enters the radiator, its main function begins. The radiator consists ... read more

What Is the Impact of Rainy Weather on Your Brakes?

What Is the Impact of Rainy Weather on Your Brakes?

Photo by Lotus Raphael On Unsplash What Is the Impact of Rainy Weather on Your Brakes? As car owners, understanding the relationship between rainy conditions and brake performance can help you take proactive measures to ensure your vehicle's safety and performance. At Circle M Tire & Automotive, we believe in informing and empowering our customers regarding their vehicles.  In this blog post, we'll explore a topic crucial for your road safety yet often overlooked: the impact of rainy weather on your brakes. So, let's dive in and unravel how rain affects your brakes. The Vital Role of Tires in Rainy Weather Before delving into the specifics of how rain impacts your brakes, let's talk about– tires, a critical part that's essential to the overall safety of your car. In rainy conditions, the condition of y ... read more

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What Does ADAS Mean And What Does It Do

What Does ADAS Mean And What Does It Do

In a world where technology continuously reshapes our lives, evolution carriescaries out into our vehicles. With many discoveries and concerns about safety, the ADAS was born - a revolutionary system that assists drivers on the road.  What Is The ADAS ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Its technological features are designed to enhance vehicle safety and driver comfort. These systems use a combination of sensors, cameras, and algorithms to provide safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot detection. Essentially, ADAS acts as an extra set of eyes (and sometimes hands) to assist drivers in navigating the complexities of modern driving. One such variation of the system can be seen in Tesla's autonomous mode. Why Do Vehicles Need ADAS ... read more