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The Importance of Oil Changes in Healdsburg

October 28th, 2016
McLea’s Tire and Automotive Centers understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in proper working condition. We offer top quality oil changes only a few miles away from Healdsburg, 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.
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Finding the Right Brake Repair services in Healdsburg

September 12th, 2016
When it comes to quality brake repair in Healdsburg, California, there are several tips to help you find the best brake repair service for your vehicle.
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Brake repair in Healdsburg

August 4th, 2016
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.
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Brake Repair in Windsor

August 3rd, 2016
As a car owner, you are sure to need brake repairs 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.
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Oil Changes in Santa Rosa

August 1st, 2016
Oil in your vehicle helps keep operations smooth, but over time it becomes like sludge and can cause an engine to overheat. This can blow the head gasket; and unless you've got exceptional sentimental attachment to your vehicle, at that point it's kaput. The cost of fixing a gasket usually makes buying a new engine a cheaper option, and a new engine is not cheap!
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Automotive Repairs and Maintenance in Windsor

July 30th, 2016
Do you have a trusted place to go for your automotive repairs and maintenance in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Petaluma? If your car is important to you, finding a good and honest auto repair shop that can handle any and all repairs is of utmost importance.
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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work a ...[more]
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The Latest in Green Tech Innovations for Tires

May 12th, 2016

When it comes to your car, oil isn't the only thing there's a finite supply of. Rubber has its limits too, and it's estimated by 2020, the supply of natural rubber in the world may be outstripped by demand. And of course, tires require a great deal of oil to produce as well. Tire manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to innovate and conserve resources in tire production. Here are some recent advances:

  • Dandelions: Yes, those humble yellow flowers you try to eliminate from your yard. Dandelions actually contain a minute amount of latex in their milky oil, and research shows they can actually produce about as much latex, pound-for-pound, as rubber plants. German scientists have cultivated 1-foot-tall dandelions for just this purpose. This isn't a new development, either -- in WWII, Amer ...[more]
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4 Things About Tires You May Not Have Known

April 28th, 2016

Tires all look sort of the same…round and black…and people tend to think tires don’t change much over the years. That’s really not true, though – engineers and designers are constantly working on advances in tire designs for more miles, better fuel economy and better performance.

Here’s a rundown of current trends in tire technology you may not have been aware of:

  • Tall, skinny tires are coming back. If you’ve ever ridden a beach cruiser bike vs. a racing bike, you know that skinny tires have lower rolling resistance. Carmakers are going in that direction, too – the BMW i3 electric/plug-in hybrid uses Bridgestone Ecopia tires, with higher inflation pressure and a taller, skinnier profile. Tall, skinny tires also redu ...[more]
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Cars That Last 250,000 Miles or More

April 14th, 2016

If you’re old enough, you probably remember the cars from the late 70s and early 80s that weren’t good for much more than 120,000 miles before they started to develop real problems and were junkyard bound. Today, thanks to improvements in design, metallurgy, manufacturing techniques and machining, those days are over and it’s not at all unusual to see vehicles with well over 200,000 miles on the odometer and still running strong.

Here’s a quick rundown of some vehicles to consider which have a track record of being good for 250k miles or more:

  • Toyota Corolla: Probably not a surprise to fans of Toyotas, the simple, no-frills Corolla hasn’t changed much since the early 00s…but Toyota’s approach to the tried-and-true Corolla ...[more]
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