McLea's Tire & Automotive Bloghttp://mcleastire.com/blogMost recent posts.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:57:39 -0700en-ushourly1Best Automotive Repairs and Maintenance in Santa Rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/best-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance-in-santa-rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/best-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance-in-santa-rosa#commentsThu, 16 Mar 2017 22:57:39 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/best-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance-in-santa-rosa<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Just over 35 years ago the family-owned and operated &nbsp;McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers opened their first location in Santa Rosa. Since then, the company has grown to five locations all across the surrounding Sonoma County area. Just as we have grown with the times, our services have also expanded. Here is a quick rundown on our most popular </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance service in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">:</span></span></p> <h2> Tire services</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As the name implies, tires are at the very core of business. We stock dozens of brands, including:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Bridgestone</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michelin</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Uniroyal</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">And more</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In addition to these brands, we also offer thousands of individual tires. Whether you need a tire for your car, golf cart, tractor or semi, the team at McLea&#39;s is ready to help you find the right one to fit both your needs and your budget.</span></span></p> <h2> Quick maintenance</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Within 15 minutes, our expert mechanics can change your oil, replace your battery or check and fill your fluids. These routine procedures are quick and easy to accomplish, so take the very short amount of time to have them done before you take that next road trip. We will even top off your gas tank so that you are ready to roll the first thing in the morning.</span></span></p> <h2> Full car care</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our automotive technicians and mechanics have work on a wide variety of cars and trucks every day. We will not say that we have seen everything when it comes to car repairs, but very little surprises us anymore. If you are in need of an alignment, brakes or transmission servicing or any other auto repair, please stop by for a free estimate.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fec2a4f2-10cf-61d4-e8cf-79753affb844"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For further information on our </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance service in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or to make an appointment, contact McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers. You can visit us online at </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLeasTire.com</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or reach us directly at 707.395.8185.</span></span></p> /blog/view/best-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance-in-santa-rosa/feed0Huge Selection of Commercial Tires in Windsor at McLea's Tire and Automotivehttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/huge-selection-of-commercial-tires-in-windsor-at-mclea-s-tire-and-automotivehttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/huge-selection-of-commercial-tires-in-windsor-at-mclea-s-tire-and-automotive#commentsSun, 05 Mar 2017 22:56:12 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/huge-selection-of-commercial-tires-in-windsor-at-mclea-s-tire-and-automotive<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For over 35 years, we have earned a reputation for being the go-to service for </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/commercial-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">commercial tires</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> throughout Windsor. If you need commercial tires in Windsor, then you&#39;ll find that few places can match the selection of commercial tires that we have at McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive.</span></span></p> <h2> Our Commercial Tires in Windsor</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our level of experience and expertise means that we can help you find whatever you need - and if you aren&#39;t sure what type of commercial tires you want, we can help you figure out what brand and type will best fit your unique needs. You&#39;ll find that we have an enormous selection of commercial tires in Windsor, including medium truck tires, industrial tires, heavy equipment tires and farm and agricultural tires. The following are a few examples of some of the commercial tires we offer here at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Farm &amp; Automotive Tires</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - We offer brand-name tires for all kinds of farm applications. Customers will find that our superior farm and automotive tire selections boast improved durability, better traction and reduced soil compaction whether they are for tractors, rubber tracks or skid steers, to name a few applications.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Industrial Commercial Tires</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - We carry a variety of commercial tires for industrial vehicles that are meant for material handling and industrial needs.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Garden &amp; Automotive Tires </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">- We have all kinds of commercial tires for lawn and garden vehicles from various different brands. Some of the types of garden and automotive tires we carry include lawn-tractor tires, utility tires, hand-cart tires, garden tractor tires, wheelbarrow tires, riding mower tractors and more.</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-51a132f3-10cd-fdd1-eca3-c1f7bb8d9067"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In addition to our wide assortment of high quality commercial tires, we also offer 24-hour emergency roadside service to handle flats, blowouts and on-site tire replacement. For more information about our </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/commercial-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">commercial tires</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> in Windsor that we offer here at </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/tires-auto-repair-windsor-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, be sure to contact us today by calling 707-395-8185.</span></span></p> /blog/view/huge-selection-of-commercial-tires-in-windsor-at-mclea-s-tire-and-automotive/feed0Looking For an Oil Change in Petaluma?http://mcleastire.com/blog/view/looking-for-an-oil-change-in-petalumahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/looking-for-an-oil-change-in-petaluma#commentsMon, 20 Feb 2017 22:54:40 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/looking-for-an-oil-change-in-petaluma<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The next time you pull into McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Center for an </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil change in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, take a good look around. You&#39;ll see four types of motor oil, and it&#39;s worth knowing what they are and how they differ. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Based on their extensive knowledge of vehicles of all types, the car experts at McLea&#39;s will recommend which one will best lubricate and cool the moving parts in your engine, keeping them clean while helping your vehicle run more efficiently. But you&#39;ll be able to make a special request only if you know one type of oil from another. The four types are:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Conventional oil. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Most vehicles with simple engine designs run well on conventional oil, which is available in different viscosities. The viscosity, or oil weight, refers to how thick or thin an oil is. Viscosities range from 0 to 60, though the most common oils range from 30 to 50. Your engine needs oil that is thick enough to handle hot engine temperatures but thin enough to produce a quick start in cold weather. Consult your vehicle&#39;s owner manual for the manufacturer&#39;s recommendation.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Synthetic oil. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Made for high-tech engines like those found, say, in a Corvette or Mercedes-Benz, synthetic oil is chemically engineered to flow better at lower temperatures and retain peak lubricity at higher temperatures. This may sound beneficial to all vehicle types, but synthetic oil can be expensive &ndash; and not necessary to keep most vehicles running well. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Synthetic oil blend. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Combining both conventional and synthetic-based oils, a synthetic-blend oil provides added protection to vehicles carrying heavier loads. They tend to be favored among drivers of pickups and SUVs.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">High-mileage oil. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As its name implies, this oil type is best suited for vehicles with at least 75,000 miles on the odometer. And these days, this means nearly two-thirds of all vehicles on the road.</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4307e14d-10cc-8f81-c9a2-09e0b1da6b80"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We love &ldquo;oil talk&rdquo; at McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Center, so the next time you need an </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil change in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, come right in or call us first at 707-395-8185. We&#39;ll change your oil, but we&#39;ll never change the subject.</span></span></p> /blog/view/looking-for-an-oil-change-in-petaluma/feed0We Provide Affordable Oil Changes - and More! - in Santa Rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/we-provide-affordable-oil-changes-and-more-in-santa-rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/we-provide-affordable-oil-changes-and-more-in-santa-rosa#commentsFri, 10 Feb 2017 23:00:00 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/we-provide-affordable-oil-changes-and-more-in-santa-rosa<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For almost four decades, the folks at the family-owned and operated McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Centers have proudly provided </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and the surrounding Sonoma County area as well as full car care. Our five locations offer a wide variety of automotive services including:</span></span></p> <h2> Routine Maintenance</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">From tune-ups or oil changes in Santa Rosa to batteries and air filters to alignments and air-conditioning service, our experienced mechanics will keep your car running like new.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Most routine maintenance procedures take less than half an hour, so have a cup of coffee and a seat in our air-conditioned waiting room and we will have you on your way in as little time as possible.</span></span></p> <h2> Full Car Care</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The professionals at McLea&#39;s can handle any auto repair. We are intimately familiar with brake replacements, transmission services, as well as electrical and exhaust system repairs. Please visit our website or stop by in person for a free estimate.</span></span></p> <h2> Tire Services</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We stock an enormous number of tires from over 30 different manufacturers including Bridgestone, Michelin, and Uniroyal. We can rotate or balance your existing tires. In short, no matter what your tire needs are, the team at McLea&#39;s can find the right solution for you.</span></span></p> <h2> Emergency Commercial Tire Service</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We offer commercial tire service any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, with a large variety of commercial truck, farm vehicle, and industrial tires on hand. Our fleet of seven radio dispatched trucks ensures that you and your commercial vehicle are never stranded on the side of the road due to a flat or damaged tire.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4d0841f0-10d2-406b-533c-26d224cdfd5c"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For further information on our </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and other automotive maintenance and repair services available at our five locations, please contact us at McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Centers. You can visit us online at </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLeasTire.com</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or schedule oil changes in Santa Rosa directly at 707.395.8185.</span></span></p> /blog/view/we-provide-affordable-oil-changes-and-more-in-santa-rosa/feed0Proudly Serving Petalumahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-petalumahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-petaluma#commentsFri, 20 Jan 2017 19:37:31 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-petaluma<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-eab1ecf4-a918-f560-37cc-e2ac21fa8659"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">20</span><span style="font-size: 7.2pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> January,2017 Petaluma :-</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Here at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers, we are proudly serving Petaluma residents by offering unparalleled maintenance and repair services with </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/Emergency-Road-Service-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Repairs &amp; Maintenance in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. As a family-owned and operated business, our goal is to meet the unique needs of every one of our customers, something we strive to do by offering a wide selection of top brand tires from Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin and more. But it&#39;s the quality of our maintenance and repair work as well as our unrivaled customer service that has strengthened our reputation in Petaluma and the surrounding areas.</span></span></p> <h2> Proudly Serving Petaluma Residents</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-eab1ecf4-a918-f560-37cc-e2ac21fa8659"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Residents of Petaluma choose us for everything from basic vehicle maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups, to major repair work. We make sure to keep our customers as informed about their vehicles as possible, using layman&#39;s terms that they can understand. This allows them to make informed decisions regarding repair and maintenance work.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-eab1ecf4-a918-f560-37cc-e2ac21fa8659"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For the most part, our auto repair specialists will abide by the manufacturer&#39;s guidelines when servicing a vehicle. If the mileage or age of the vehicle requires additional maintenance, we will inform the customer why that maintenance is necessary before we perform it. The same goes for repairs - any repair work that is required will be carefully explained to our customers. We will go over what repair work is required, what it will entail, and how much it will cost before we get started.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-eab1ecf4-a918-f560-37cc-e2ac21fa8659"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The trust we&#39;ve built with our customers based on our customer service has been essential to our growth as a company. It&#39;s why we go the extra step to help our customers out by offering a loyalty rewards program in addition to financing options to assist with some of the more costly repairs.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-eab1ecf4-a918-f560-37cc-e2ac21fa8659"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you need to have your vehicle serviced or repaired in </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/Emergency-Road-Service-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Repairs &amp; Maintenance in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, be sure to contact us at </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/tires-auto-repair-petaluma-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Center</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">s today by calling us at 707-395-8185.</span></span></p> /blog/view/proudly-serving-petaluma/feed0Proudly Serving Windsorhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-windsorhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-windsor#commentsSun, 15 Jan 2017 19:31:00 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-windsor<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a2c54e1d-a914-ca8e-6c32-41c60a0d0082"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15</span><span style="font-size: 7.2pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> January, 2017 Windsor :- </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Repair Centers have been proudly serving Windsor for years with </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/otr-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Tires in Windsor</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. We are a family owned and operated company that has been in business since 1979. Not only do we offer a huge selection of tires from top name brands, such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone and more, but we also provide unmatched vehicle maintenance services. Windsor area residents choose our services over others because of our exceptional customer service as well as the high quality of our work.</span></span></p> <h2> How We Are Proudly Serving Windsor Residents</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a2c54e1d-a914-ca8e-6c32-41c60a0d0082"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We strive to help our customers in the Windsor area in any way that we can. For example, when it comes to maintenance services, we will always use the manufacturer&#39;s recommendations of your specific vehicle as a guideline for our work. If any of our auto repair specialists recommend additional maintenance based on your vehicle&#39;s mileage or age, we will explain what maintenance is required and why. In fact, we will always check your vehicle&#39;s systems&#39; parts even if you&#39;re just coming in for the smallest of services. We do this so that our customers can avoid expensive repairs in the future.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a2c54e1d-a914-ca8e-6c32-41c60a0d0082"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If repairs are required, then our auto repair specialists will explain why the repairs are necessary, what the repair process will entail, and how much it will cost. We believe in allowing our customers to make the best decisions possible by ensuring that they are fully informed. Communication and trust are key, which is why our customers don&#39;t just return to us for all their maintenance needs but they also recommend our services to family and friends.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-a2c54e1d-a914-ca8e-6c32-41c60a0d0082"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In addition to the quality of our customer service in </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/otr-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Tires in Windsor</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, we go the extra yard for our customers by providing a loyalty rewards program as well as financing options to make repair work more affordable. To schedule a maintenance service at Mclea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers, call us at 707-395-8185 today.</span></span></p> /blog/view/proudly-serving-windsor/feed0Proudly Serving Santa Rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-santa-rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-santa-rosa#commentsTue, 10 Jan 2017 19:26:57 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-santa-rosa<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-15533547-a90f-39ab-4da5-9a9e38fa4b5b"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">10</span><span style="font-size: 7.2pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> January, 2017 Santa Rosa:-</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Here at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers, we are proudly serving Santa Rosa residents with </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Repairs &amp; Maintenance in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. We provide residents of Santa Rosa with the best quality auto maintenance in the area, as well as with a huge selection of tires from all the top name brands.</span></span></p> <h2> We Are Proudly Serving Santa Rosa</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-15533547-a90f-39ab-4da5-9a9e38fa4b5b"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Residents of Santa Rosa have been coming to us for years for their vehicle maintenance needs. This is because we don&#39;t just focus on the quality of our work but also on our interaction with our customers. We&#39;ve earned a reputation for our willingness to communicate with our customers and to ensure that they are informed about the decisions they make in regard to auto maintenance and repair.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-15533547-a90f-39ab-4da5-9a9e38fa4b5b"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We always use the suggested maintenance schedule of our customer&#39;s vehicle as a guideline. If we ever suggest additional maintenance based on the age or mileage of a vehicle, our auto repair specialists make sure to explain to our customers why we believe that maintenance is required. If repairs are needed, then we will make sure that the customer is fully aware of not just why the repair is needed and what it will consist of but also how much it will cost as well.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-15533547-a90f-39ab-4da5-9a9e38fa4b5b"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There are a lot of car maintenance shops that try to take advantage of their customers. We know that car repair shops in general have gotten a poor reputation because of this. We also know that the last thing you want to do with your day is to spend time at a car maintenance shop. This is why we strive to create a positive relationship with our customers that&#39;s built on trust. We&#39;re not looking for a quick buck; we&#39;re looking to establish and foster long-term relationships so that our customers keep returning to us for all their vehicle maintenance needs. </span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-15533547-a90f-39ab-4da5-9a9e38fa4b5b"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For more information about our </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Automotive Repairs &amp; Maintenance in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, call McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers at 707-395-8185.</span></span></p> /blog/view/proudly-serving-santa-rosa/feed0Proudly Serving Rohnert Parkhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-rohnert-parkhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-rohnert-park#commentsThu, 05 Jan 2017 19:40:16 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/proudly-serving-rohnert-park<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">5</span><span style="font-size: 7.2pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: super; white-space: pre-wrap;">th</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> January,2017 Rohnert Park:-</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> When searching for tire and automotive services in Rohnert Park, look no further than those provided by the good folks at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers with </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/commercial-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Commercial Tires in Rohnert Park</span></a><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">With five locations, we are conveniently located to almost every car owner in the Sonoma County area. Here is a quick rundown on the automobile services we offer:</span></span></p> <h2> Preventive Maintenance</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As Ben Franklin once remarked, &ldquo;A penny saved is a penny earned.&rdquo; Nowhere is this tenet more applicable than when it comes to automotive maintenance. From windshield wipers to motor oil to tires, it is far better - and far more affordable at that! - to be proactive in your automotive maintenance than to simply wait until problems arise and then fix them afterwards.</span></span></p> <h2> Tire Services</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The tires on a car can influence everything from the comfort of the passengers to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. It is a foolish act for a car owner to ignore their tires as they wear down because poor tires can lead to an inferior driving experience. A quick check by the professionals at Mclea&#39;s can let you know if your tires:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Are under inflated</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Need to be rotated</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Are due to be replaced</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h2> Major Repairs</h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">While the expert service technicians at McLea&#39;s can easily perform an oil change, a tune-up or an air-conditioning recharge, they are also able to do major repairs in a timely and affordable manner. We can work on everything from transmissions through shocks and struts to complete engine overhauls. In short, we do it all at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-65335cbb-a91b-7c84-e0ca-2117f98b96b3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There is a lot to decide before having your car worked on. For further information on the automotive services that we are proudly providing in Rohnert Park and beyond, please contact us at McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers for </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/commercial-tires-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Commercial Tires in Rohnert Park.</span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> You can find us online at </span><span style="text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://mcleastire.com/" style="text-decoration:none;">McLeasTire.com</a> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">or reach us directly with any questions at (707) 395-7842.</span></span></p> /blog/view/proudly-serving-rohnert-park/feed0Need Automotive Repair or Maintenance? Look No Further…http://mcleastire.com/blog/view/need-automotive-repair-or-maintenance-look-no-furtherhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/need-automotive-repair-or-maintenance-look-no-further#commentsWed, 14 Dec 2016 21:58:26 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/need-automotive-repair-or-maintenance-look-no-further<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-103d9c79-f034-f08e-dbb5-788d71d2c8dd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">These days, an automobile is an absolute necessity for just about every family in Santa Rosa and the surrounding Sonoma County area. For that reason, their upkeep should not be left to chance. Here are just two important reasons why a car owner looking for reliable </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> build a relationship with an established repair shop like McLea&#39;s.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-103d9c79-f034-f08e-dbb5-788d71d2c8dd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Regular maintenance &ndash; </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Over the last two decades, the latest generations of cars have developed a not-undeserved reputation for incredible reliability. This has not diminished the importance of regular expert maintenance, though; in fact, the complexity of these new vehicles makes getting them looked at by an experienced pair of eyes even more crucial. Being proactive in this respect will not only save you money over the long run but will also save you time, effort and a good deal of aggravation. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-103d9c79-f034-f08e-dbb5-788d71d2c8dd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In addition, you can rest assured that the car will always conform to the highest safety standards, guarding your most precious assets: your life and those of your fellow passengers.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-103d9c79-f034-f08e-dbb5-788d71d2c8dd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Unscheduled repairs &ndash; </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">That said, however, accidents and regular wear and tear still take their toll on even the most well-maintained automobiles. Again, a trusted automotive repair shop can save the day. The best mechanics will not just repair the obvious defects &ndash; both cosmetic and mechanical &ndash; but also identify any lesser damages that may snowball into a greater problem in the near future. This is especially important, as catching these issues early can save the car owner significant repair costs in the long run.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-103d9c79-f034-f08e-dbb5-788d71d2c8dd"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We understand that your car is an essential part of your life, and we want to help keep it running right. For further information on how you can have us take care of your </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, visit us online at </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLeasTire.com</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or contact us directly at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">707-395-8028</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></p> /blog/view/need-automotive-repair-or-maintenance-look-no-further/feed0McLea's Automotive Provides Affordable and Fast Oil Changes in Santa Rosa, CAhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa-cahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa-ca#commentsTue, 13 Dec 2016 21:55:23 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa-ca<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">You&#39;re busy with all the daily things in your life, and an oil change seems unimportant until your car breaks down. Reasons and excuses abound to postpone an oil change. However, there are six good reasons why you should put an oil change at the top of your to-do list without delay:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil</span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> lubricates the crank shaft and connecting rods which control the pistons that go up and down as well as the camshaft and other fast-moving parts in your engine. These parts need oil so that they do not grind together and corrode. You&#39;ll notice the difference; </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> will result in a quieter, smoother ride. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil </span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">provides the lubrication necessary to reduce friction and heat. If you&#39;ve seen a car overheating on the side of the road, it&#39;s often the result of a missed oil change. An engine that runs cool is an engine that runs more efficiently.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil</span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> improves gas mileage. Regular oil changes in Santa Rosa can </span><a href="https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.jsp" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">reduce gas consumption by up to 2 percent,</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> says the U.S. Department of Energy. These savings add up over time, resulting in maintenance that easily pays for itself in the long run.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil</span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> prevents dirt and debris build-up on your engine and stops oil from breaking down and turning to sludge. A clean engine, fortified regularly by clean oil, runs more productively.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil </span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">helps keep emissions low, enabling your car to more easily pass emissions tests.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Clean oil </span><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">extends your car&#39;s longevity. The reverse is also true: A compromised engine works harder and falters sooner. Sticking with regularly scheduled oil changes helps preserve the investment you&#39;ve made in your car because regular maintenance pays off.</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-4b77c82c-f032-5480-d391-37645286721a"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When you add up the reasons, there&#39;s no reason to delay calling McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Center at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">707-395-8185</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> to schedule quick, affordable </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> today.</span></span></p> /blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa-ca/feed0McLea's Automotive Provides Affordable and Fast Oil Changes in Petaluma, CAhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-petaluma-cahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-petaluma-ca#commentsSat, 10 Dec 2016 22:00:20 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-petaluma-ca<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Few warning signs are more imposing than the &ldquo;check engine light&rdquo; or the outline image of a dripping oil can on the dashboard.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If either one of these signs prompts you to stop for </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Petaluma, California, </span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">consider it a good thing. Fresh oil helps keep your engine running smoothly. But since these signs can sometimes elude you, other indications may signal that you need an oil change. </span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you&#39;ve put 3,000 miles on your vehicle since your last oil change or, worse, it&#39;s been so long that you simply cannot remember, check your car&#39;s manual for a recommendation. Some makers say you can go longer between oil changes. But if you drive regularly and depend heavily on your car, you might view regular oil changes as a small price to pay for peace of mind.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you hear grinding noises emanating from the engine, such sounds are the type of consequence that lubrication from regular oil changes in Petaluma is meant to prevent. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you detect the smell of burning oil, even if it&#39;s a brief whiff, be sure to get that checked. (You also might have an oil leak.)</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">At this point, you or someone you trust with your car should perform the following checks:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check the oil level after popping the hood of your car, remembering to wipe the dipstick and reinsert it for the most accurate check. You&#39;ll know in mere seconds if it&#39;s time for an oil change in Petaluma.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check the color of the oil. Clean oil is amber; dirty oil that needs to be replaced is dark (usually black) because of a buildup of dirt.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check the consistency of the oil by rubbing a small amount between your thumb and forefinger. If the oil feels gritty, it&#39;s time to stop for an oil change in Petaluma.</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-c1e5a3c7-f036-baac-75c3-1a77f6c0139f"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you&#39;re in doubt about whether you need an oil change, don&#39;t take the risk of doing damage to your engine. Call McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Center at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">707-395-8185</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> or take your car there for a fast and affordable oil change &ndash; and leave with your &ldquo;peace of mind tank&rdquo; contentedly on full.</span></span></p> /blog/view/mclea-s-automotive-provides-affordable-and-fast-oil-changes-in-petaluma-ca/feed0When Should Oil Changes Be Done?http://mcleastire.com/blog/view/when-should-oil-changes-be-donehttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/when-should-oil-changes-be-done#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:23:13 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/when-should-oil-changes-be-done<h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Know Your Vehicle</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil changes in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> are going to come with a change advisory of 3,000 miles. This is good practice because you don&#39;t want to compromise the integrity of your engine. However, at the same time, your vehicle isn&#39;t going to spontaneously combust if you go a mile over the 3,000 mark. Many armchair mechanics will tell you that you&#39;re actually able to safely operate your vehicle at between 4 and 7,000 miles between oil changes. Whether or not your vehicle can handle 7,000 miles between changes will depend on whether or not it uses a synthetic blend and on how new it is. Generally a new vehicle with a synthetic blend is going to require less frequent oil changes, but that&#39;s not always the case. </span></span></p> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Considerations</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Your best bet is to know the make and model of your vehicle and go by the advice in the owner&#39;s manual. They&#39;re still going to be on the safe side and tell you to change your oil perhaps a thousand miles before it&#39;s strictly necessary. But really, why risk it? Especially in California, where between megalopolises there are endless miles of essentially </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">nothing</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. In Northern California, Eureka represents the largest coastal city between Portland and San Francisco. Eureka&#39;s population is 28,000. There are some real &quot;boonies&quot; in between.</span></span></p> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Variety</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil changes in Petaluma</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> should be comprehensive and come in a variety of packages. You should have a full service package that includes changing your air filter as well as your oil filter, vacuuming - the whole package. You should also have basic services that just cover the oil change. Expect with a full change:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil Filter Replacement</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Fuel Filter Replacement</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">New Oil (specific to your vehicle)</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Windshield Clean</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tire-Pressure Check</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Vacuuming </span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe09-ec43-438b-69058047dde0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">At </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, you can get complete oil changes in Petaluma for virtually all makes and models. Contact McLea&#39;s today at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(707) 542-0363</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></p> /blog/view/when-should-oil-changes-be-done/feed0Warning Signs that a Brake Repair is Cominghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/warning-signs-that-a-brake-repair-is-cominghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/warning-signs-that-a-brake-repair-is-coming#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:19:24 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/warning-signs-that-a-brake-repair-is-coming<h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Watch for the Signs</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brake repair in Windsor</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> can save your entire vehicle, especially if you&#39;ve got business in San Francisco&#39;s hilly terrain. But you need to watch for the signs of brake wear and do so carefully.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Signs of brake wear that may need repairs include:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sluggish Response</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Squeaking when Pressure is Applied</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&quot;Stuttering&quot; at Low Speeds</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dashboard Emergency Lights</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Nitty-Gritty</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Your front brakes account for between 60-80% of your stopping force in most vehicles. Older cars will use &quot;drum&quot; brakes in back, but newer ones have upgraded solutions which could be more or less expensive. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">What will typically happen is that your front brakes will begin to go first because they&#39;ve got the most pressure continuously applied to them and they do most of the work stopping your vehicle. You should get your brakes serviced, if not replaced, by 80,000 miles. Some drivers push this to 100,000 miles, but depending on your vehicle&#39;s use, this could be dangerous. A 3-ton vehicle like a motorhome that&#39;s been without servicing for 85,000 miles will lose its ability to properly brake at any moment. </span></span></p> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">What To Do If Your Brake Light Activates</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If your brake light comes on, indicating your brakes need to be serviced, don&#39;t be alarmed. You likely still have braking ability from your rear brakes; but now they&#39;ll be tackling 100% of the load, whereas before they were only tackling 20% to 40%, depending on your vehicle&#39;s make and model. </span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe06-69f6-ab39-ba62e64837a0"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Avoid big hills, drive in traffic only when traffic is at a bare minimum (that means late at night or early in the morning). In fact, the best thing to do is to get towed into a shop. Thankfully, quality </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">brake repair in Windsor</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is available through </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and is comprehensive, licensed, and insured. Contact them today at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(707) 542-0363</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></p> /blog/view/warning-signs-that-a-brake-repair-is-coming/feed0Why You Should Use Local Automotive Repairs and Maintenancehttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-you-should-use-local-automotive-repairs-and-maintenancehttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-you-should-use-local-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance#commentsWed, 30 Nov 2016 21:15:05 -0800Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-you-should-use-local-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance<h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Comprehensive Automotive Repair</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Local </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance in Sonoma County</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> will include service on your vehicle that is comprehensive, informed by real people in your community, more reliable, and less stressful.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">You&#39;ve likely been in a difficult situation before with these issues. You need repairs, but the out-of-town shop that diagnoses them can&#39;t complete them; so they send you to someone else who has to order a part from somewhere else, and by the end of the day you&#39;ve lost an extra three hours and spent an extra $300 -- all of which could have been avoided at a local shop doing comprehensive work. </span></span></p> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">What To Expect</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the realm of tires, you should find service from locals who have all the brands you&#39;ve come to know and respect, including:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Continental</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Goodyear</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Bridgestone</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michelin</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">and more</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When it comes to services, </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance in Sonoma County</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> should include a full range of available tuning, maintenance, and repair like:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil Changes</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Regular Tune-Ups</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Air Conditioning Services</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Auto Repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Electrical Systems Repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Flat Tire Repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Exhaust Repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Lift Kits</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Preventative Maintenance</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Steering and Suspension</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Wheel Alignment</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">and more</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Experience in Automotive Repairs and Maintenance in Sonoma County</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">You also want mechanics who don&#39;t merely offer a wide variety of services locally, but who have the right level of experience informing their repair decisions so you won&#39;t have to deal with lost time due to avoidable mistakes. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">You&#39;ll know you&#39;ve found a good group if they offer estimates of service at no additional cost. Any service center that says you must pay a fee in order to simply be told what needs work on your vehicle should be avoided.</span></span></p> <h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-2d8ff354-fe02-963d-2882-9f07fb3e4260"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Trusted Local Solutions</span></span></h2> <p> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For complete </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/services" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">automotive repairs and maintenance in Sonoma County</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> from facilities located conveniently throughout the area with decades of experience, contact </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> at (707) 542-0363.</span></span></p> /blog/view/why-you-should-use-local-automotive-repairs-and-maintenance/feed0Don’t Wait On That Oil Changes in Santa Rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/don-t-wait-on-that-oil-changes-in-santa-rosahttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/don-t-wait-on-that-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa#commentsFri, 28 Oct 2016 20:31:03 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/don-t-wait-on-that-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa<h2> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Get Everything Done in One Place</span></span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Regular oil changes are a great way to have professional eyes check in on your vehicle from time to time (think of it as a trip to the doctor for your car). The thing is, if you&#39;re getting your oil changed at a conventional lube joint, they may not look for -- or have any reason to look for -- issues under the hood unrelated to the vehicle&#39;s lubrication. </span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> that are performed at facilities with services that stretch beyond simple routine maintenance can help you identify potential major issues and keep them from reducing your vehicle&#39;s drivability. One great example of this is a transmission fluid leak. Oftentimes the fluid gets corroded with use and won&#39;t appear to be the reddish-brown color you&#39;d expect. It can be hard to identify such a leak or its source, but failing to identify this leak could cost you thousands of dollars very quickly. If you go with a comprehensive service option, they&#39;ll catch it before it becomes an issue, which ultimately saves time, money, and aggravation for everyone involved.</span></span></p> <h2> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">Services to Look For</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;">There are quite a few different regular maintenance and repair-related services associated with the automobile industry. Several in particular that you should look for at a reputable shop include:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Air-filter replacement</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tune-up provision</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Batteries</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brake repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hoses and belts</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Cooling system and radiator maintenance</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Drive-line repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Electrical repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Engine diagnosis</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Exhaust</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Flat-tire repair</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Headlight restoration</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Air conditioning and heating</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Oil change service</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Steering and suspension</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tire balance</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tire rotation and installation</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258e-eb1d-898f-db797f5b2614"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Alignments</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h2> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">A Comprehensive Local Solution</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire and Automotive Centers offer </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes in Santa Rosa</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> as well as a bevy of other necessary repair and maintenance services designed to keep your vehicle securely running for hundreds of thousands of miles. Contact them for maintenance, repair, upgrades, and other auto services at (707) 542-0363.</span></p> /blog/view/don-t-wait-on-that-oil-changes-in-santa-rosa/feed0Why Regular Oil Changes in Petaluma are Importanthttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-regular-oil-changes-in-petaluma-are-importanthttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-regular-oil-changes-in-petaluma-are-important#commentsFri, 28 Oct 2016 20:28:18 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/why-regular-oil-changes-in-petaluma-are-important<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Regular oil changes are an essential aspect of vehicle maintenance. Although timing differs depending on your vehicle, a good rule of thumb is to change your oil every 3,000 miles or every three months. Affordable and reliable oil changes in Petaluma will include a variety of services that protect your car.</span></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 17.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(46, 116, 181); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Changing the oil, oil filter, and air filter</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">There are a few basic elements of an oil change, starting with draining the old oil from your engine and replacing it with new oil. Automotive technicians will also replace both the oil filter and the air filter. Each of these steps prevents damaging build-up of debris and helps keep your engine running with the least amount of wear and tear possible.</span></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 17.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(46, 116, 181); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Fluid check</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Another important aspect of an oil change is to check the other fluids in your vehicle. During your oil change, service techs will check the levels of transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and windshield wiper fluid, topping them off if necessary. If fluid levels are especially low, this can indicate a more serious problem that you may need to address before it leads to a potential breakdown.</span></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 17.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(46, 116, 181); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">General vehicle inspection</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When you get your oil changed, it is a perfect time for technicians to give your vehicle a thorough once-over to check for other potential problems. Service professionals will lubricate all fittings, check all the belts and hoses, and check the engine for leaks. They will also inspect your vehicle undercarriage for wear and tear. Lastly, technicians will check your tire pressure and correct the pressure if necessary. All of these steps will help you feel more confident on the road knowing that your vehicle is functioning properly and safely.</span></span></p> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-258c-9ec6-fd1c-4d99b9995042"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When looking for an automotive shop to provide quality oil changes in Petaluma, you are looking for a company that you can trust to be honest, affordable, and reliable. McLea&rsquo;s Tire and Automotive Centers is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing high-quality service since 1979. Give us a call today at (707) 542-0363 to learn more or schedule an appointment.</span></span></p> /blog/view/why-regular-oil-changes-in-petaluma-are-important/feed0The Importance of Oil Changes in Healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/the-importance-of-oil-changes-in-healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/the-importance-of-oil-changes-in-healdsburg#commentsFri, 28 Oct 2016 20:25:05 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/the-importance-of-oil-changes-in-healdsburg<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&rsquo;s Tire and Automotive Centers understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in proper working condition. We offer </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">top quality oil changes only a few miles away from Healdsburg</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, as well as auto repair and tire services that are affordable and performed quickly. Our experienced technicians will perform a no-hassle oil change to help keep your vehicle operating at peak condition. Drive only a few miles and receive the best service, high quality products and competitive prices.</span></span></p> <h2> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">Changing Your Oil is Important </span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The moving parts of an engine depend on oil to keep them lubricated so that they run smoothly and friction-free. As a result, the engine runs at a lower temperature, which increases fuel efficiency and decreases the risk of a part malfunctioning or breaking. However, as the oil performs its job, it becomes gummed up and the lubrication becomes less effective. The last thing you want to do is risk driving an improperly lubricated engine. We recommend that you change your vehicle&rsquo;s oil on a regular basis and have the tires rotated often as well.</span></p> <h2> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">Your Engine Oil is Crucial</span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The oil represents the lifeblood of a vehicle and needs to be kept fresh and clean to facilitate a trouble-free driving experience. Follow a regular oil change schedule to increase the fuel efficiency and prolong the life of your vehicle&rsquo;s engine. Whether you have an SUV, compact car or pickup truck, we offer oil change services for all makes and models. In addition to changing the oil and inspecting the oil filter, we will complete the following services:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Lubricate all vehicle fittings</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Evaluate the engine for leaks</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check all belts and hoses</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check all fluids under the hood and top off as necessary</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check tire pressure</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Check the vehicle&#39;s undercarriage</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-06dff9d1-2589-948d-e42c-ee1b9c9e9482"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">At McLea&rsquo;s Tire and Automotive Centers, we build lasting relationships by delivering superior customer satisfaction. When the topic of oil changes or other automotive care arises, our loyal customers gladly recommend us to their family and friends. For speedy </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/oil-change-service-california" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">oil changes</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> only a few miles away from Healdsburg by experts you can trust, as well as tire and automotive repair services, </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">schedule an appointment</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> with our service center today at (707) 542-0363!</span></span></p> /blog/view/the-importance-of-oil-changes-in-healdsburg/feed0Finding the Right Brake Repair services in Healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/finding-the-right-brake-repair-services-in-healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/finding-the-right-brake-repair-services-in-healdsburg#commentsMon, 12 Sep 2016 22:23:45 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/finding-the-right-brake-repair-services-in-healdsburg<h3> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Quality Brake Repair in Healdsburg</span></span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When it comes to quality </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(5, 99, 193); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">brake repair in Healdsburg</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, California, there are several tips to help you find the best brake repair service for your vehicle.</span></span></p> <h3> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">Comprehensive Services</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sometimes the problem with your brakes is a result of multiple factors. One example is alignment. If you&#39;ve got a leak in your steering box, the fluid could be corroding your brake lines, meaning even after you&#39;ve had them repaired, they&#39;re liable to start acting up again. Corroded brake lines can result in fluid leaking that eventually makes your brakes unable to stop your car. Most alignment services will offer solutions that can include repairing such difficulties. It&#39;s essential to find a facility that repairs more than just brakes to ensure you get the most effective possible services.</span></span></p> <h3> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">Multiple Vehicle Types</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When you are looking for an effective care center, find one that services cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles. This can save you time and aggravation. Sometimes you&#39;ll call a center and tell them the make and model of your vehicle, only to be refused at the door when they realize they misunderstood you. With a service that deals with multiple kinds of vehicles, this typically isn&#39;t an issue.</span></span></p> <h3> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 700; white-space: pre-wrap;">A Local Service That Does It All</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers offer </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(5, 99, 193); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">brake repair in Healdsburg</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> along with a variety of other services related to maintenance and repair. Their work is comprehensive and includes services for:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">RVs</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Cars</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Trucks</span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p> <span id="docs-internal-guid-fbccfb70-bef7-2b95-8e49-8bb63713d77d"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">For a solution you can trust regarding brake repair in Healdsburg, McLea&#39;s Tire &amp; Automotive Centers deliver. Contact them at </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(707) 542-0363</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> to set up an appointment.</span></span></p> /blog/view/finding-the-right-brake-repair-services-in-healdsburg/feed0Brake repair in Healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-healdsburghttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-healdsburg#commentsThu, 04 Aug 2016 23:02:28 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-healdsburg<p>You can't predict when something is going to force you to "dynamite the brakes" as the saying goes. That means you need to ensure your brakes are continuously "up-to-snuff." Since you can't predict every situation, you must control what can be controlled and that's vehicular maintenance. Following are several tips on how to make sure your brakes remain in top operating condition throughout the year to ensure the safest driving experience.</p> <p>Don't wait until you hear squeaks or grinding. If you haven't had your brakes checked in a while, get to it. <a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca">Brake repair in Healdsburg</a> can usually fix braking systems without complete reinstallation; but left too long, any system can break down. Brake cables can become corroded and disintegrate over time resulting in loss of function. Brake discs will also wear down eventually. A regular yearly checkup will ensure everything is in working order. Additionally, you should be careful to:</p> <ul><li>Never drive if the parking brake is on.</li> <li>Always get strange noises (like high-pitched squeaks) investigated.</li> <li>Get a checkup if brakes shake or vibrate.</li> <li>Replace brake fluid as needed.</li> <li>Use inclusive services.</li></ul> <p>When you're looking for a brake repair place, try and find one that offers as many services as possible. Generally, you'll find that multiple repairs are needed on your vehicle. It's inconvenient to go to many different centers for this. Services you should look for include:</p> <ul><li>General Tune-Up</li> <li>Air Filter Replacement</li> <li>Battery Care</li> <li>Belt and Hose Care/Replacement</li> <li>Maintenance of Cooling System</li> <li>Maintenance of Drive Lines</li> <li>Electrical System Maintenance</li> <li>Diagnostic Work On Engine</li> <li>Exhaust Work</li> <li>Repair of Flat Tires</li> <li>General Fluid Replacement/Testing</li> <li>Restoration of Headlights</li> <li>Heating</li> <li>Oil Change</li> <li>General Preventative Maintenance</li> <li>Steering/Suspension</li> <li>Tire Balancing, Installation, and Rotation</li> <li>Alignments</li> <li>Windshield Wiper Sale and Repair</li> <li>A Full Service Center</li><ul> <p>McLea's Tire and Automotive Centers offer <a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca">brake repair in Healdsburg</a>, as well as a bevy of other services including all those mentioned above. Their services are affordable and speedy and McLea's always appraises customers of the situation and the best course of action. Don't neglect to keep your vehicle's braking mechanism intact; <a href="http://mcleastire.com/my_installers/map">contact McLea's</a> at (707) 542-0363.</p>/blog/view/brake-repair-in-healdsburg/feed0Brake Repair in Windsorhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-windsorhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-windsor#commentsWed, 03 Aug 2016 21:09:16 -0700Ryanhttp://mcleastire.com/blog/view/brake-repair-in-windsor<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As a car owner, you are sure to need </span><a href="http://mcleastire.com/brake-repair-in-cotati-ca" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">brake repairs</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and maintenance from time to time. This is because brake pads are destined to wear a little every time they rub on the brake disk and bring your car to stop. Other brake repair work includes resurfacing or replacing the rotors and drums, looking for worn out parts, adding new brake fluid, replacing or rebuilding the calipers, wheel cylinders or even the master cylinder. Brake repair is critical to ensure your safety and that of your passengers, which is why you need a trusted brake repair in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Petaluma.</span></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Signs your car needs brake work</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">It is good to know the signs of brake failure so you can immediately get your brakes checked. The first indication can come from your dashboard, where an amber light indicates a problem with the ABS and a red light indicates a problem of system imbalance.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Additionally, it is possible to hear unusual noises, feel vibrations, or notice squealing during braking. These sensations, paired with a spongy or slow-responding brake pedal, are good indicators that the braking system needs attention. Finally, if your car pulls to the right or left during braking, a brake system imbalance may be to blame.</span></span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">How to get a good brake repair</span></span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:5pt;margin-bottom:5pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-893a5230-6acf-2b78-8dc8-22259455d2bc"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The first step toward getting a good brake repair for your vehicle is for you to educate yourself on brake components. This will enable you to understand repair work, question the job as needed, and obtain proof of repairs. You also need to know when a part should be replaced or rebuilt to ensure nothing is replaced unnecessarily. 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