Monthly Archives: December 2020

NEWNAN Tire Repair

Most NEWNAN residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for NEWNAN drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high GA gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with under-inflated tires for NEWNAN residents. Low tire pressure puts added stress on the structure of the tire itself, causing it to break down prematurely. Also, under-inflated tires generate more heat which also reduces tire life. So get those slow leaks fixed quickly – don't just keep adding air every few days. You want to avoid tire damage. NEWNAN residents should only hire qualified tire professionals to perform repairs - we have a whole team of them at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE. NEWN ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most NEWNAN drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. Then they find themselves in a driving situation around GA when they really need forward visibility only to discover that their wipers are worn or maybe even torn and can’t clear snow or rain from the windshield. As an important safety system, wiper blades should be replaced BEFORE they fail. Test your wipers at least once a month. If they are not doing the job, your friendly and professional CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE service advisor can replace them for you.Give us a call.CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE3210 HWY 34 ENEWNAN, GA 3026577

Is Your NEWNAN Driving Severe?

People near NEWNAN, GA, often ask CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your NEWNAN, GA, service advisor at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules.One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Service intervals are shorter on the severe service schedule. When asked, most folks in NEWNAN will say that their driving is normal and that the 'regular' schedule probably applies to them. 'Severe service' sounds pretty extreme – 'I don't drive like that.'Well, here is what the manufacturers say constitutes severe driving conditions; you can draw your own conclusions. Most of your trips are less than four miles (six and a half kilometers). Most of your trips are less than ten miles (16 km) and outside temperatures are ... read more

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at CROSSROADS AUTOMOTIVE

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most NEWNAN drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly for wear, and brake pads and shoes need to be replaced periodically.Brake pads/shoes gradually wear out, but that doesn't mean your braking gradually becomes less effective. The pads are engineered so that they maintain good braking until they wear too thin to provide adequate friction. At this point, they need to be replaced.But your braking system also has mechanical parts. These pistons and springs can also gradually wear out or get gummed up by oil, dirt and other road spatter. A brake i ... read more

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Brakes
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