Tires

  • Alignment and Tire Rotations - What's the Difference?

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    At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center we know how important tire maintenance is. Like the shoes on our feet, the tires and wheels on our cars protect us from direct contact with the ground. And like those shoes, we wear day in and day out, tires and wheels can rub, wear unevenly, and eventually fail to do their jobs.

  • Balancing, mounting, and what you need to know about both.

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    There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD has you covered.

  • Choosing the right tires for your fleet

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    At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we know managing a fleet or commercial truck is no small task. For that reason, we like to keep you informed on things to look out for, and what to do about them. Tires are an area worth paying attention to...tire condition determines ride quality and drivability, and provides useful insight into the condition of your vehicles.

  • Choosing Tires Takes Some Time

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    South Mountain Collision & Auto Center is the leader in Middletown, MD for the selection and service in your tires. Our South Mountain Collision & Auto Center auto shop staff will take the time to educate you on what tire to look for to suit your needs.

  • Diesel Tires - Which Ones are You Rolling With?

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    There are a wide variety of tires available for your diesel truck, no matter what sort of pickup you drive. The climate, the terrain you drive on, and how you drive will determine which tire is best for you. Here’s a short list of common truck tire types.

  • Don't Fret Over That Flat Tire

    man changing a tire on side of roadIf you drive, you’re eventually going to have to deal with a flat tire. Flat tires often come at the most inconvenient times but knowing what to do and how to handle them will help you be comfortable when the need arises. So if you find yourself with a flat, here’s what to do next, from South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD.
  • Don't Neglect Your Wheel Bearings

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    Wheel bearings often go overlooked but have an incredibly important job to perform. Wheel bearings are an integral component of your truck, and when one begins to fail, other problems begin to arise. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, we want you to have the ability to recognize a problem before it turns into a bigger one. Here’s what to look out for.

  • Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

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    What condition are your tires in? At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

  • Great Tires Will Keep You Rolling

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    Keeping our customers safe and on the road is our goal at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD. When something goes wrong with your engine or your vehicle’s electrical system, your car will usually let you know immediately. However, when the rubber meets the road, you need to know that your tires are in great shape as well.

  • How Your Speed Impacts Your Vehicle

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    At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

  • If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

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    Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Middletown drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

  • Is It Time For A Rear Wheel Alignment?

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    If you've been driving for any amount of time, you’re probably aware that your car, truck, or SUV needs a wheel alignment on occasion. However, did you know that depending on what you drive, your rear wheels may also require attention? Here’s what you need to know about rear wheel alignments, from South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD.

  • Is Your Vehicle Pulling To One Side?

    car on alignment machineRoutine maintenance can lead us to discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but as drivers with a routine, we simply get in and drive. We may think that if the lights come on and the car starts there are no issues, but at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown we know what to look for and when to ask questions.
  • Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

    mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:
  • Low Tires Spell Trouble For Your Vehicle

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    Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Here at South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we know where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability, and braking. Because of this, sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds. 

  • Make your tires go the distance and follow these tips

    Tire being balanced in auto shop

    Once your new tires are mounted and balanced, you’ll want to keep them in good shape. To get the most out of your tires, inspect them regularly and keep up with maintenance - the difference between a tire that lasts 100k miles, and one that lasts 10k, mostly comes down to how well it’s been taken care of.

  • Proper Tire Care is a Must for Commercial Vehicles

    mechanic balancing a tire in the auto shop

    Two things matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD has you covered.

  • Rotate Your Tires or Stop Rolling

    hands putting on tire in shop with a power tool

    Ever looked at the bottom of your shoes and noticed that one area of the sole is more worn than another? The way you walk causes a wear pattern to occur as you put more weight on certain areas of your feet. If your shoe needed work, you would take it to a cobbler.

  • Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

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    If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD.

  • Take a Look at Your Tires

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    Are the tires on your diesel truck any good? At South Mountain Collision & Auto Center in Middletown, MD, we want you to be able to spot the difference between a good tire and one that needs to be replaced. Here’s a quick guide on what to watch out for.

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