Brown's Alignment Auto Repair

Protect your tires.

Alignments help protect your tires against bad tire wear. You should have your alignment checked every 12 to 18 months. Visit our alignment page to learn more about aligning your vehicle. Your tire maintenance is just as important for your tires longevity. You should rotate your tires at least every 6,000 miles and make sure they stay properly inflated. Remember, if you bought tires from us, tire rotations are free. Lack of rotation and improperly inflated tires will cause poor tire wear and shorten the life of your tires. Lastly, your tires should be balanced periodically.  Tires that are not balanced properly can cause uneven tire wear. Visit our Tire page for more information.

Picking the right gas.

Use the octane grade your car is designed to use!! Octane is a measure of a gasoline's ability to avoid knocking or pinging. The higher the octane the more stable the gas is. Higher octane fuel requires higher temperatures to ignite. High octane gas is usually recommended for hotter running engines. If your car is designed for lower octane gas it will not be able to properly burn high octane gasoline and could even lower your gas mileage. There is no more energy to be gained from using a higher octane. You will not gain any power or gas mileage benefits. If your car requires high octane and you downgrade to lower octane the vehicle will not run properly and long term use may damage your engine.

Extend Car Life

Extend the life of your car or truck. Taking off slowly, slowing down and turning easy will greatly reduce wear and tear on your car. Aggressively racing from stop to stop type driving is hard on your engine and transmission and will reduce the life of your tires and brake pads. Try to avoid holding your steering all the way right or left for more than a few seconds as this can lead to power steering pump damage.

Change your fluids?

Brake fluid should be flushed every 2 years. Coolant/antifreeze: The green coolant should be changed every two years. The other coolants (yellow, blue, pink &red) are extended life coolants and should be replaced every 5 years.  The other fluids, such as transmission fluid, and differential fluid varies by car and it is best to refer to your cars maintenance schedule for appropriate change intervals.

Vibration at high speeds?

Does your steering or car vibrate or shake at high speeds? You many believe this is caused by the alignment,  but it's actually because your tires are out of balance or out of round. Or you may have a slightly bent rim.