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We have exciting news! River City Tire & Automotive is now part of the GreatWater 360 Auto Care family! This means we can offer our customers even more than before; with upgrades in training, technology, and equipment that allows us to service your vehicle better, and a new 3 Year/36k Mile Nationwide Warranty. Most importantly, you’ll find the same friendly faces and top-notch service you’ve come to know and trust!

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Dodging Car Problems - A Deep Dive into Preventative Maintenance

Dodging Car Problems - A Deep Dive into Preventative Maintenance

There's a curious charm in the unexpected—a surprise gift, an impromptu trip, a chance encounter. But when it comes to your car, surprises can often spell trouble. That's where preventative maintenance comes in. The Heartbeat of Your Car - Regular Oil Changes It lubricates, cleans, and cools the variety of moving parts that work tirelessly beneath the hood. Neglecting oil changes is akin to making your car run a marathon on an empty stomach. Refreshing this vital fluid is essential to prevent wear and tear, keeping your engine purring contentedly. Tires, Brakes, and Belts Your tires are your sole contact with the road, your brakes the difference between a safe stop and a collision, your belts the silent conductors orchestrating engine harmony. Monitoring tire pressure and tread depth, replacing brake pads before they screech in protest, and checking belts for signs of distress can avert potential disasters. It's these components ... read more

Common Car Maintenance Myths Debunked

Common Car Maintenance Myths Debunked

You're at a backyard barbecue, and the conversation turns to cars. Suddenly, a friend declares with absolute certainty that you should let your engine warm up for at least five minutes before driving in cold weather. Heads nod in agreement, but is this pearl of wisdom a gem of truth or a lump of fiction? It's time to unravel the tangled web of vehicle maintenance myths that have wormed their way into the collective conscience of drivers everywhere. Myth 1: Premium Gas Powers Up Your Performance Let's kick things off with a high-octane question: does premium gasoline really elevate your car's performance to the next level? The short answer is no, not unless your vehicle specifically requires it. High-performance engines designed for premium fuel will benefit from its higher octane level, which prevents knocking and pinging during combustion.  However, filling up a regular car with premium gas is like feeding caviar to a cat – it might feel ... read more

How Important Is Exhaust System Maintenance

How Important Is Exhaust System Maintenance

Your car's exhaust system, often overlooked and underappreciated, serves as a silent guardian, ensuring that harmful emissions are safely expelled, and that engine performance remains optimized. While it may not be the most glamorous aspect of vehicle maintenance, the health of your exhaust system is integral to both the well-being of your vehicle and the environment. Emission Regulation Compliance A properly maintained exhaust system plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your vehicle remains compliant with emission regulations. By efficiently filtering and reducing harmful pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, the exhaust system contributes to minimizing your vehicle's environmental impact, safeguarding air quality, and promoting a cleaner, healthier environment. Engine Performance Optimization A well-functioning exhaust system promotes optimal engine perfor ... read more

Cooling System & Cold Weather - Effects and Prevention

Cooling System & Cold Weather - Effects and Prevention

Cold weather can pose a range of challenges for the proper functioning of your car's cooling system, potentially leading to issues that can compromise engine performance and overall vehicle reliability. While that is a widely known fact, preventative maintenance and the actual effects it has are not as talked about - let's take a closer look at that and provide you with the needed information.  Effects of Cold Temperatures on the Cooling SystemFreezing Coolant and Engine Damage During extreme cold snaps, the coolant in your vehicle's cooling system can freeze, leading to a catastrophic expansion that can crack the engine block or radiator. This can result in significant damage, leading to costly repairs and potential engine replacement. To prevent this, using a coolant with adequate antifreeze properties is crucial in ma ... read more

3 Of The Best SUVs for Winter Terrain

3 Of The Best SUVs for Winter Terrain

During the onset of winter, the requirement for a dependable and sturdy SUV becomes paramount for navigating challenging terrains and unpredictable weather conditions. Whether it's traversing snowy roads or venturing into rugged landscapes, the appropriate SUV can prove to be the ultimate ally. That's why we are taking a look at three exceptional models we think are among the best! 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Boasting a legendary 4x4 capability, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk combines rugged performance with refined comfort. With its Quadra-Drive II 4WD system, Selec-Terrain Traction Management, and a powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 295 horsepower, the Trailhawk is equipped to handle even the most challenging winter landscapes with ease. Its luxurious interior, advanced safety features, and impressive towing capacity make it an ideal choice for those seeking a balance between off-road prowess and everyday comfort. 2022 Subaru Ou ... read more

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