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Tag: Auto Repair

Inner Tube Buyer’s Guide

An inner tube can cover up a lot of problems. It can prolong the useful life of your tire in some situations, but it can’t be used in all tires. This guide will help you match the right inner tube with your tire. When Can I Use an Inner Tube? Generally speaking, inner tubes are best suited to use on non-highway farm implement and lawn and garden tires. If you have(…)

How to Gap Spark Plugs

Many DIY auto repair mechanics aren’t aware that there is any such thing as gapping a spark plug. Some know about it, but don’t know how to gap spark plugs. Some think it doesn’t matter. At any rate, most people just assume that you buy the plug, put it in, and you’re good. In some cases, this will work. The engine will fire and run just fine. However, your engine is(…)

Exhaust: Why Is My Car So Loud?

It’s probably happened to all of us at some point. One day, you start your car or truck and it sounds like a T-Rex. After one nearly-maddening trip to and from work, you wonder: “Why is my car so loud?” You may already be thinking that it’s a problem with your muffler, but how can you be sure? Well, first it’s important to understand that there are a lot of(…)

Frozen Battery Questions Answered

It’s bad enough when your car or truck doesn’t start, but when you find out your battery is frozen solid, now that’s brutal. When your battery freezes, it usually needs to be replaced. Also a frozen battery is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. When the liquid inside the battery freezes, it can break the electrical connections inside and bend the plates. This lowers the battery’s output, often far enough that the(…)

Repair or Replace? When Can a Tire be Repaired?

Find out if your tire can be prepared or if you need to look at new tires for sale. You may have had a flat tire before, brought in into a repair shop to have it fixed and been told that it needed to be replaced. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a tire unrepairable, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has your answers. We’re here to help you figure out if(…)

5 Questions to Ask a Tire Repair Shop

Find out what you need to ask at your local tire and auto repair shop. When you’re searching for a auto and tire repair shop, it’s important to know which questions to ask. With these questions in mind, you can find an affordable, knowledgeable and honest auto repair shop. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn which questions to ask a auto and tire repair shop. 1. Are(…)

How Often Should I Test My Car Battery?

The car battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Without it, you won’t go anywhere. Your battery will eventually let you down and leave you stranded if you don’t take care of it. There are a lot of things that can cause your battery to fail, and many of them are gradual and easy to miss. So, you need to check your battery regularly. Most manufacturers recommend(…)

How to Find the Best Auto Repair Shop

Use our tips to find the best auto repair shop for your vehicle. When your vehicle is in need of auto repair, you want the best auto repair shop for the job. With tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the best auto repair shop and get back on the road. Look for the following three things. 1. Look for ASE certification Automotive Service Excellence, ASE, is practically(…)

How to Find a Tire Repair Shop

Find the best tire and auto repair shop with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you need to get your tires changed or repaired, finding the right auto repair shop is key for the best quality and service. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find a good auto repair shop near you for all your tire needs. Use the following factors to find the best tire and auto(…)

How To Clean Battery Corrosion

If your car or truck is having a hard time starting, or if it’s not starting at all, check your battery for corrosion. Battery corrosion is a natural part of using a lead acid battery. When the battery gets hot enough, or while it gets charged as you drive, gas from the acid escapes through the vents or through joints or cracks in the case. The gas reacts with the(…)

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