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6249 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Call us at (334) 272-7518
Mon-Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Car Care Tips

Here, at Wes Cook Tire & Auto, we want our customers to have vehicles that work at their best. Since our auto repair shop got its start, we've built strong relationships with our customers. There's nothing worse than needing auto repairs and we understand the anxiety that comes along with it, which is why we provide you with car care tips when you come to our shop. 

Knowing how to take care of your vehicle is the first step in avoiding costly automotive repairs, so it's important to keep up with preventative maintenance. Automotive service like regular oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections can ensure not only your safety, but that your vehicle runs efficiently and effectively. 

To help in caring for your vehicle, we recommend consulting your owner's manual and following these guidelines for car care. When you vehicle does need to be serviced, be sure to choose a trusted auto repair and automotive service center, like Wes Cook Tire & Auto, to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV gets the care it needs. After all, there's a reason why we're regarded to be one of the top auto repair shops in Montgomery, AL.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Wes Cook Tire & Auto

Wes Cook Tire & Auto is our source for automotive service, new tires, wheels, and auto repairs in the greater Montgomery, AL region. At Wes Cook, we offer a huge selection of top tire brands in our tire inventory, including: MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Pirelli, Sumitomo, Toyo, Yokohama, and Nitto. Looking for automotive service in Montgomery or a mechanic to perform quality auto repairs? We've got you covered with skilled technicians who can handle auto repairs and services including wheel alignments, belts and hoses, steering and suspension repairs, four wheel drive repairs, starting/charging repairs, electrical repairs, heating and air conditioning repairs, and cooling system/radiator repairs. Need preventative maintenance? Wes Cook Tire & Auto is the best place to go for routine automotive service, including car batteries, oil changes, and tire rotations. Visit us today for honest service you can count on.

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Address: 6249 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36117

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