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Phil's Service

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Killeen, TX 76541

When your car battery keeps dying at inconvenient times, it’s frustrating and annoying since most of our vehicle trips are necessary—school, work, groceries, doctor visits, etc. Just in case a driver should forget the importance of car battery maintenance when it can’t do its job, we are reminded of its importance. Take care of your vehicle’s battery and it will take care of you.

The primary function of a car battery is to start the engine by powering the starter motor to provide electric power to the spark plugs in order to ignite the vehicle’s fuel. The car battery also provides power for other components such as lights, horn and climate control system. Batteries do not last the life of a vehicle. After three or four years, it will eventually start to indicate signs of aging and you will find yourself looking for a car battery replacement. However, if your battery is fairly new and it continues to die, there is a serious problem.

Consider the four reasons below why a car battery keeps dying:

There are four main reasons why a car battery keeps dying. Take care of your battery with proper maintenance and you will avoid a premature car battery replacement.
05 May, 2018

When your car battery keeps dying at inconvenient times, it’s frustrating and annoying since most of our vehicle trips are necessary—school, work, groceries, doctor visits, etc. Just in case a driver should forget the importance of car battery maintenance when it can’t do its job, we are reminded of its importance. Take care of your vehicle’s battery and it will take care of you.

The primary function of a car battery is to start the engine by powering the starter motor to provide electric power to the spark plugs in order to ignite the vehicle’s fuel. The car battery also provides power for other components such as lights, horn and climate control system. Batteries do not last the life of a vehicle. After three or four years, it will eventually start to indicate signs of aging and you will find yourself looking for a car battery replacement. However, if your battery is fairly new and it continues to die, there is a serious problem.

Consider the four reasons below why a car battery keeps dying:

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Because it is difficult for the average driver to understand the difference between wheel alignment and wheel balancing, it is important to have your car checked on a regular basis by a professional at your auto shop. Whether it’s misalignment or a lost tire balance, it will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and/or your steering system. Your vehicle will become a safety hazard on the road if you ignore maintaining the correct car alignment and wheel balance!

So what does “out of balance” mean and how is it corrected? Imperfections in the rubber or damage to a tire or rim can throw a wheel "out of balance." That means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier. One wheel at a time is removed from the car and placed on a computerized machine that spins around to determine which side of the wheel is the heaviest. A small lead weight is then attached to the tire to counter-balance any heavy spots until the weight is the same on all sides of the wheel.

If you neglect to maintain proper car alignment or tire balancing, you will start to notice any vehicle issues. Ask your mechanic about the difference between wheel alignment & balancing.
20 Apr, 2018

Because it is difficult for the average driver to understand the difference between wheel alignment and wheel balancing, it is important to have your car checked on a regular basis by a professional at your auto shop. Whether it’s misalignment or a lost tire balance, it will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and/or your steering system. Your vehicle will become a safety hazard on the road if you ignore maintaining the correct car alignment and wheel balance!

So what does “out of balance” mean and how is it corrected? Imperfections in the rubber or damage to a tire or rim can throw a wheel "out of balance." That means that one section of the tire or rim is heavier. One wheel at a time is removed from the car and placed on a computerized machine that spins around to determine which side of the wheel is the heaviest. A small lead weight is then attached to the tire to counter-balance any heavy spots until the weight is the same on all sides of the wheel.

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If you’re a vehicle owner, you know that vehicles can require a lot of auto maintenance. One small, but important issue is tire pressure. Many drivers don't understand how tire pressure affects the performance of a vehicle. They may not even think about their tires until they start to notice steering problems and find themselves stranded by the side of the road needing an urgent tire repair.

Each car has a specified inflation pressure that is ideal for the specific car. The proper inflation pressure prevents damage to your wheel rims. If you’re unsure about the exact pressure that is meant for your tires, you will find it listed in your owner's manual or on a sticker on the driver's door jam.

Many drivers don’t know how tire pressure affects the performance of your vehicle until issues start to arise. A tire repair expert will be happy to answer your questions and inspect your tires.
06 Apr, 2018

If you’re a vehicle owner, you know that vehicles can require a lot of auto maintenance. One small, but important issue is tire pressure. Many drivers don't understand how tire pressure affects the performance of a vehicle. They may not even think about their tires until they start to notice steering problems and find themselves stranded by the side of the road needing an urgent tire repair.

Each car has a specified inflation pressure that is ideal for the specific car. The proper inflation pressure prevents damage to your wheel rims. If you’re unsure about the exact pressure that is meant for your tires, you will find it listed in your owner's manual or on a sticker on the driver's door jam.

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    Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX

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    254-616-1659
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    503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541

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