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Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

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    , 05/03/2021

    great staff !!!

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    , 04/26/2021

    I highly recommend coming here! Great service and great prices. Jake was so helpful and did an amazing job on my tires. I Trust 4th Street Auto & Tires.

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    , 04/02/2021

    Awesome service. Had to get my tire fixed. So friendly, accommodating and got my tire fixed fast and efficient! Excited to go back soon to get my tires aligned.

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    , 04/01/2021

    This place was super quick and the staff were friendly. My boyfriend actually recommend me go there instead of pep boys and good thing because I saved myself $80 and a long wait. I brought my car over and was out of there in less than 30 minutes. I didn't feel like they were trying to up sell anything either. Trustworthy and hard working crew!

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    , 03/23/2021

    I needed 4 new tires and I went to 4th Street Auto. Friendly, professional and excellent service.

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    , 03/18/2021

    It was a very low stress experience. I was so shocked and happy when John came to get me to show me another problem that was starting. He actually took time to show me! Being a woman this was such an important part of winning me over as a customer and he did just that! I will not go anywhere else!

Call us for service: 562-612-3142

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