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(205) 752-3501
2107 9th Street | Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Only 1 mile from University of Alabama Campus!

Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips in Tuscaloosa, AL

Service & Auto Repair in Tuscaloosa

At JacMac Tire Company, Inc., service is what we do best. We make sure your vehicle gets in and out of our service bays quickly and with quality workmanship. In fact, customers from Tuscaloosa, AL, Northport, AL, Cottondale, AL, and surrounding areas trust us to help them the most out of their vehicles. 

Attending the University of Alabama? Our auto repair shop is just minutes away. Students and staff welcome! 

Keep Your Vehicle Running At Its Best

Following the recommended maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual is one of the best ways to extend the life of your vehicle. If you're not in the habit of following maintenance schedules now, today is the right day to start. You should also make it a habit to check for potential problems before they happen. 

Regular care and observation are two of the most powerful tools in a car owner's toolbox - are you using them to the fullest? 

When the time for necessary auto repairs arrives, remember where to turn: JacMac Tire Company, Inc. We help people throughout the greater Tuscaloosa region with the services and car care tips they need. See us for car batteries, brakes, oil changes, and more. Have questions about caring for your vehicle? Ask our friendly team of technicians for expert advice. 

Our auto shop is located minutes from The Strip, Audubon Place, Pinehurst, Parkwood, Wood Manor, Alta Vista, Ashbrook, Alberta City, and other nearby regions. 

In the meantime, check out our car care tips below!

Follow these auto care tips to keep your vehicle running reliably:

  • Change the oil within the suggested service intervals. Checking and changing your oil and oil filter will help your engine and vehicle run smoothly. While changing your oil as required is important, using the manufacturer’s recommended oil for your vehicle can improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
  • Moving components require regular lubrication and should be checked as often as the oil is changed. Driveline components, like CV and u-joints, are flexible components that, if not properly lubricated, can break down and cause other major components to go with them.
  • Transmission and differential fluid are other important fluids to check during service intervals. Unusual noises, sluggish shifting, or abrupt gear changes are all signs that your transmission service interval is quickly approaching or has passed. For fluid specifications, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid type and viscosity.
  • Pay attention to battery life. Battery connections should be kept tight, clean, and free of corrosion. Batteries rarely provide warnings before failing, so be sure to seek battery replacements as necessary.
  • Brake fluid can attract moisture, which will corrode components. Brake fluid should be replaced once a year to keep calipers, hoses, and other components in top operating condition. Other important fluids to consider changing on a regular basis include power steering fluid and coolant. Each fluid has its own service interval, so be sure to check with the manufacturer.
  • Fully functioning climate control systems are important to your comfort and your overall safety. A complete flush and fill of the coolant system is necessary for ridding the system of dirt and rust collected from the engine, radiator, and various hoses. Refrigerant may also be checked prior to the onset of warmer seasons.
  • Wheel alignments can realign your wheels to your manufacturer’s specifications. Wheel alignments improve straight-line tracking and reduce tire wear. If you feel unusual pulling to one side, it is time for a wheel alignment.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. This wastes fuel and adds unnecessary wear and premature age to crucial components.

By following these tips and the service intervals listed inside your owner’s manual, you can guard against major repairs and unexpected failures. Proper vehicle maintenance can save you money in the long run, and improve your safety and the safety of your passengers, while neglecting suggested services at regular intervals will void vehicle and parts warranties.

Stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance and visit us today or contact us online when your vehicle needs to be serviced by our professionals.

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JacMac Tire Company, Inc. in Tuscaloosa, AL

JacMac Tire Company, Inc. delivers exceptional quality and value on tires, light auto repair, and auto service to the greater Tuscaloosa community. JacMac Tire Company, Inc. exceeds the expectations of its customers, who come from throughout the Tuscaloosa, Northport, Cottondale, and surrounding areas when they need quality service. We go above and beyond to ensure that you have a great experience with us, whether you stop in for an oil change, a car battery, or need help with new brakes or an alignment. JacMac Tire Company, Inc. employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, light truck, or SUV tires, as well as automotive service and repair. University of Alabama students welcome!

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Phone: (205) 752-3501
Fax: (205) 752-1346
Address: 2107 9th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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