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How do you select the right tires?

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Question: I need new tires. How do I know which tire to get?

Answer: Let’s take a look new tires based on these three factors: Function, Fit, and Value.

Function: What are your needs for new tires: weather conditions, terrain, temperatures, etc.

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How much to replace a water pump

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My water pump went out and it cost much more to replace than ones I’ve had replaced in the past, and I was told that it is because of where it’s located. Why is that?

Our Answer:Some water pumps are driven by the serpentine belt and are bolted on out in the open with the alternator and air compressor and such. Other water pumps are driven by the timing belt. These water pumps take a lot of labor to access and replace. It seems your current vehicle has a water pump that is driven by the timing belt.

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Selecting tires

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Question: I need new tires. How do I know which ones to get?

Answer: The most important factors to consider are: Function, Fit, and Value.

Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: weather conditions, terrain, temperatures, etc.

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Brakes for Breasts

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We are proud to do our part to help fight breast cancer! For the entire month of October we are offering FREE…

Brake Inspections and Pads (up to an $80 value)

Martin’s Auto Repair will also be donating 10% of the labor cost to Dr. Vincent Tuohy at The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. For more information visit http://giving.ccf.org/

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Headlamp Replacement and Restoration

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Way too many accidents happen at night on AZ roads. There are a lot of factors, but a big one is simply visibility: if you can’t see something, it’s hard to avoid hitting it.

There are some things Phoenix drivers can do to make sure they can see as much as possible when they’re driving in the dark. First of all, keep your windshield clean. Glare from oncoming headlights can obscure obstacles in the road. Clean off that film that builds up on the inside of your windshield. And make sure you have good wiper blades and plenty of washer fluid.

Now it could be that your headlights aren’t as bright as they used to be! It happens – the bulbs just dim over time. If it’s been a couple of years since you replaced your headlamps and they aren’t lighting up the road like they used to, get some new ones. They make upgraded headlamps too that give you a brighter light and a larger field of vision so you can see better and further down the road. Check with your knowledgeable Martin’s Auto Repair service advisor if you want to up your headlamp performance.

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