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Generall Asked Questions

/01What is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative Maintenance is regular maintenance of your vehicle that helps keep your automobile running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded. Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car .

/02Why is my check engine light on?

There are many reasons why your check engine light can come on.  Some are harmless, like a loose gas cap.  Other reasons are very serious and require immediate attention.  Only a vehicle diagnosis can truly answer why your engine light is on.  If your engine light come on, please allow us to diagnose your vehicle.

/03How often should I rotate my tires?

Rule of thumb is every 1500 to 3000 miles.  This varies from vehicle to vehicle.  Some vehicles have different front and back size tires, so tire rotation is very limited.

/04Should you plug or replace a tire?

This is a question most of us have had to ask before.  West Valley Tire can determine if your tire ca safely be patch repaired.  The location on the puncture and the severity are factors.

/05Can I tell how old my tires are?

YES!  As tires get older they pose more of a risk to all inside he vehicle.  The age of the tire can be found by the serial number.  West Valley Tire can help you determine the age of your tires.

/06How do I know how to choose the best tire?

The basics are determining what size and type of tire you need.  Some other determinations are where you live and the ether conditions.  West Valley Tire can help you get exactly what is best for you.

/07What to do in case of a car accident?

The main thing is to stay out of the of traffic, which may sound like a no brainer, but when your car is wrecked in the middle of the road, it may be easy to stand in the middle of the road.  Don't leave the scene, call authorities and exchange insurance information.  Let the authorities work out the details.  TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO DOCUMENT THE ACCIDENT.

/08Regular or synthetic oil?

The advantages of synthetic oil are many because of a higher quality base.  Regular oil changes are key to helping keep your vehicle running well. Synthetic oil change don't need to be done as often typically.

/09Why is the air in my tires fluctuating?

Temperature affect tires with hot and cld variations.  Lower temperatures lower your pressure, and high temperatures raise your air pressure.

/10My car A/C is blowing warm air instead of cold!

This could be a refrigerant leak, problems with the compressor or other problems that West Vally Tire can diagnose and fix.