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How To Read A Tire Sidewall

Tire size is an important factor when buying new tires for your vehicle. The size indicates the type of vehicle and the diameter of the tire. To find out what size you need, you must know what type of vehicle you have.

Most vehicles have a letter-and-number combination in their tire size. This means that there are two numbers separated by a letter, such as 235/70R16. The first number represents the width of the tire, while the second number represents its height or aspect ratio.

 

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What Is a Timing Belt, And How Does It Work?

A timing belt is a crucial component in your car's engine, and it is responsible for timing the engine's valves. It is located inside the engine and sits atop the crankshaft. The timing belt is made of durable rubber and is toothed on one side. As the crankshaft turns, it rotates the timing belt. The timing belt then turns the camshaft, which opens and closes the valves in synchrony with the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders.

A timing belt typically needs to be replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, and if it breaks…

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Maintain Your Tires With Regular Rotations

When you have your tires rotated, it means that each one will be moved to another position on your vehicle. This allows for even wear and tear while you're driving around Hayward, CA. If you don't have your tires rotated on a regular schedule, then you might see that the tread is worn down more on one of them than on the others.

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What Is Brake Fluid?

The braking system is a vital part of every vehicle that helps you slow down and stop when needed. This process is only made possible thanks to brake fluid. Far too many drivers do not understand how their vehicles work, so we at East Bay Authorized Service Center want to help everyone get a better understanding of brake fluid.

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Don't Be Fooled by Engine Oil Myths

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You've probably heard it before:

You should change your oil every 3,000 miles.

Everybody does, right? It's a figure that young drivers start hearing as soon as they start driver's ed--long before they even get their first car. 3,000 miles or 3 months is one of the most common oil change recommendations.

It's also one of the most common engine oil myths that you'll find.

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Explore More Corners--Get a Little Dirt on the Tires




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’re not washing your MINI Hatch more than once a week, you need to Explore More Corners.

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All cars were made to drive.

But MINI cars, more than any other small car in Pleasanton, were truly made to be driven.

That's why we relate so closely to MINI's new tagline: Explore More Corners. It's the encouragement--almost the demand--to drive to more new places, find new towns to visit, and to get the absolute most out of…

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