Category Archives: Tire Safety

Kansas City Summer Road Construction

Summer’s quickly approaching! As you head out with the family to baseball or soccer games, the Zoo and your favorite parks, avoid traffic by knowing which roads will be under construction in Kansas City this summer. Kansas City Road Construction This Summer According to MoDOT and KSDOT, the following Kansas City roads will have construction into June and beyond. Plan your Trip with the Kansas City Scout Before you head out to drive around the Kansas City Metro, or even across the state(s), check out Kansas City Scout first. They provide great links and information so you can prepare for, and plan, your trip. Check out Kansas City Scout. Driving with Caution through Road Construction If you do get caught driving through construction areas, it’s import ... read more

Our Sallas Family Road Trip ~ Packing The Car Extravaganza!

Nick and I love a good road trip. Being passionate about cars, we love to hit the road and drive somewhere fun. One of our road trips involved a trip to Iowa. I helped get all of our bags packed, for me and the kids, and then started to take them to the car. You know how it goes – mom gets the bags ready and dad loads the car. Well, Nick had put my 3rd row seats down to try and create more room for our bags. I came out to bring the last bag and realized that it was not going to work. Although putting the seats down created more room, it also created a safety hazard. If you put your 3rd row down and then you can put them “in a up position” that is fine. But he had them flat so there was no barrier between us and and bags. (That is my dad coming out in me!) Anyway… In the event we had to hit the brakes hard, ALL that loose luggage would fly forward quickly. This wasn’t safe, nor a good way to pack the car. It’s not safe to have a 30 lb bag rushing toward you and your passengers in t ... read more

Keep Your Tires Rolling

Proper tire care and maintenance is a vital part of car care as well as a safety issue. But it’s sometimes the last thing we think of when we’re driving unless we have a flat. These days keeping your car going those extra miles means keeping an eye on your tires. Air pressure: Measured in pounds per square inch, also known as PSI. Under-inflating tires can result in reduced mileage and shorter tire life. Heed the recommendations on the side of the tire and keep your PSI within 5-10 pounds of this. Balance: Keeping your tires balanced prolongs the life of the tire as well as improves your gas mileage. Tread: Good tread not only makes a safer tire it also decreases the rolling resistance that increases fuel economy. Proper tire maintenance keeps your car on the road. Rotation: Front tires wear out almost twice as fast as rear tires on a front-whee ... read more

Get Your Car Ready For Spring and Summer

If you were to look out the window to see our late March snow on the ground you might not be thinking about spring but it is definitely on its way. And soon enough, summer will be here and time to put the top down and have some fun. But before you start planning your summer road trip there are a few things you should do to revive your winter-weary automobile in preparation for warm weather. The smartest thing you can do is take your car to an ASE certified repair service (hint: Sallas Auto Repair) for a check up. They can catch those little problems before they become more costly repairs. Check out the battery. Winter is hard on them and they can become drained. Look over belts, clamps and hoses for signs of wear, cracking or fraying. Check the brakes. They can become corroded by cold winter conditions and salt on the road. How was your AC working last summer? If y ... read more

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