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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Reports Start to Surface About All-Electric MINI Cooper S E




The video above is from 2017, showcasing an Electric MINI concept car that showed it stuff at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show. Will the production car look similar? Only time will tell.


It's not news that MINI is working on an all-electric MINI model to join its ranks--that's been known for a while now. The real news is that it might actually happen a lot sooner than we thought.

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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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Which MINI John Cooper Works Model is the Fastest?

 
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The John Cooper Works line of MINI models is stunning, stylish, and fun.

All of them are equipped with a more-powerful engine than their non-JCW counterparts, so they're all fast and spirited. But, which is the fastest and offers the best acceleration?

We break down the numbers for you.

 
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MINI Unveils New John Cooper Works Knight Edition at the LA Auto Show



 

Treat Yourself to the Knights Edition Treatment

Starting with the standard John Cooper Works (JCW) Hardtop, a three-door hatchback MINI, the JCW Knights Edition adds numerous features, inside and out to make a bold statement. Owning a MINI is all about the customization and personalization. Embrace your bold and daring side with the JCW Knights Edition, adding features like the striking midnight black exterior paint, with melting silver tone accents and red trim on the side panels as well as front fascia.

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The MINI John Cooper Works GP Hardtop Will Go on Sale in 2020





 

Last year, a conceptual, souped-up MINI Cooper JCW debuted with a shocking exterior design.

Gone were the fun and quirky Brit-inspired MINI dimples and lines: here came massive spoilers, a spartan-equipped interior, fierce red accents, aggressive wheels, fender flares, big brakes, and an integrated roll cage.

Now, that was just the concept car--and we're all familiar with how tame production cars can look in comparison. But, we'll know more when an all-new MINI John Cooper Works GP Hardtop arrives sometime in 2020.

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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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