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Tires are what keep us connected safely to the road, and are not something to be neglected. A regular inspection of your tires will help keep you safe by catching potential problems before they become big ones that leave you stranded. This checklist will help you learn how to know if your tires are unhealthy, and what to look for to resolve the problem quickly. AIR PRESSURE CHECK About once a month, use a tire air pressure gauge to check your tires, before they have been driven or at least three hours after. Your own pressure gauge, as opposed to a public, gas station gauge, will be more accurate. Low tire pressure can lessen your gas mileage. The maximum operating pressure is imprinted on the sidewall of the tire, and is determined by the tire manufacturer. Use the proper inflation as recommended by your vehicle per your owner’s manual. If you don’t have the manual, you can order one online ... read more


DO I REALLY NEED TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT? Yes, timing belts really do need to be replaced. In fact, they are critical for your engine’s function. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT? It depends on your manufacturer’s recommendation, which can be found online by model or in your owner’s manual. Overall, we see the need about every 60-110,000 miles. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT? It will again depend on the make and model. A good tool to discover the answer for your model and location is It is important to know they only provide a general estimate and Airport Automotive will give you a true cost once we see the vehicle. Additionally, other parts may have been effected, or could benefit from repair or replacement that are near the timing belt, such as the water pump, pistons and/or valves. Because it isn’t recommended to reinstall an old timing belt, it ... read more


The weather is slowly warming into spring… and April’s showers don’t just bring May flowers, they also stir up our plans for our spring and summer road trips!Is your car ready? There are a few things that we recommend you get checked before you take that cross country haul. After all, we don’t want you towed into a mechanic shop- especially one where you don’t have a relationship with them or don’t know their ethics. We don’t want you and your family broken down on the side of the road, waiting for salvation in an area that may be unsafe or remote. That’s why we suggest an inspection at Airport Automotive to get your car ready for a road trip. This quick inspection includes: Checking your timing belt. If it is within the recommended service time, we will check it. A snapped timing belt is a surefire way to ruin your vacation. An engine that doesn’t work isn’t going to get you very far. Check your ... read more

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