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Auto Repair: 4 Affordable Tools That Can Make Your Life Simple
There are plenty of times when you are working on your car or truck and you wish you had some tool to facilitate a particular task you absolutely detest doing. While you probably have all the basic tools, you probably didn’t go for an extensive toolkit thinking of the cost. Not every great too...
Written on Friday, February 13, 2015 by Treadworks
New Year Car Care
Ringing in the New Year is such an exciting time for many. Resolutions are made with every intention of sticking to them. Whether changes in lifestyle, diet, exercise, or social behaviors, no matter what you set out to accomplish, there’s nothing stopping you. Well, unless of course, you...
Written on Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Treadworks
Winter Tires are a Necessity
Living in an area like Farmington, NM, where weather in the winter can change drastically from day to day, it’s best to decide early in the season whether or not to purchase a separate set of winter tires. On average in the Four Corners area, weather changes from typical to unpredictable from ...
Written on Monday, November 25, 2013 by Treadworks
Mandatory Brake Service in Farmington NM
Working brakes are mandatory for vehicles in Farmington, NM. Driving around the roads through town poses many challenges. Whether forced to endure bumpy roads, avoid intersecting with cars speeding by, or being stuck behind someone driving slower than a turtle, there are many opportunities for drive...
Written on Monday, November 11, 2013 by Treadworks
Why Discount Tires Cost You More
When purchasing a new set of tires, the first thought many consumers have is “How much is this going to cost?” While the price and specifications of tires can vary, and so many tire companies offer bargains and discounts to pull in customers from every angle, there are many factors to co...
Written on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Treadworks
Will Brake Dust Cause Vibration When Braking?
New brake pads can oftentimes produce some initial noise and dusting while driving, which over time, will begin to lessen as transfer film is built up on the bare rotor surface. This is normal for most brake pads and will cease as the surfaces properly bed-in. Following the brake pad manufacturer&rs...
Written on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Treadworks
Why Buy Michelin Tires
Tires are an essential part of your day-to-day driving activities. A poor choice in tires can put you and your passengers in danger, cost you more in repairs in the long run, and add unnecessary worry and stress to your life. Tires connect a vehicle to the road and respond to how your vehicle drives...
Written on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Treadworks
Wheel Alignments are Important
Proper wheel alignment consists of an adjustment of the angle in a vehicle’s front and rear wheels so that all wheels remain perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Necessary wheel alignment adjustments will help improve tire life. Wheel alignment, sometimes referred to as breaking o...
Written on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Treadworks
Tire Speed Ratings
A tire receives its speed rating by the U.S. Government through meeting minimum standards for reaching and sustaining a specified speed. Because of this, a higher speed rating will result in better car handling. Germany’s famous Autobahn is responsible for tire speed ratings. Tire speed ratings rang...
Written on Friday, April 26, 2013 by Treadworks
Tire Rotation is Important
Tire rotation, simply put, is the practice of moving automotive wheels and tires from one position on the car, to another, to ensure even tire wear. This helps with the tread being worn away evenly. Regular tire rotation will keep tire wear balanced and can extend tires’ performance. Rotating tires ...
Written on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Treadworks
Wheels for Your Car or Truck
Treadworks, located in Farmington and Kirtland, NM, has the tools you need to make your vehicle look its best. While an ideal set of tires is crucial to have in order to travel safely, the right set of wheels will enhance the look of your car or truck. Treadworks offers a great selection of wheels a...
Written on Monday, April 1, 2013 by Treadworks
Drive Around Farmington, NM
Farmington, NM, located in the heart of America’s Southwest, is surrounded by some of the world’s most treasured cultural riches and landscapes normally seen only on postcards and paintings. Nestled between the San Juan Mountains and the desert mesas of Arizona and Utah, Farmington functions as a gr...
Written on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Treadworks
The Best Tires for Farmington, NM
There are specific tires that work better in certain weather conditions. Living and working in and around Farmington and the Four Corners, drivers should be aware of what options they have. Conditions like dry heat, dust storms, and rocky conditions in summer, coupled with snow and icy conditi...
Written on Friday, February 22, 2013 by Treadworks
Guide to Auto Shop Jargon
Confused by the jargon used in auto shops? Frustrated with not knowing the difference between a fuel pump and an air filter? Use this simple to use car glossary of 20 commonly-used terms that have been translated into simple terms the next time you need repairs or maintenance completed on your vehic...
Written on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Treadworks
How to Find the Right Auto Shop in Farmington, NM
How to Find the Right Auto Shop in Farmington, NM
By knowing some tips and tricks on what to understand before looking, what to ask when visiting, and what to expect when paying for vehicle service, many unexpected hiccups can be prevented and sticker shock can be lessened. Farmington, NM and surro...
Written on Monday, January 21, 2013 by Treadworks
New Year? New Tires!
With the start of a new year comes the start of a new lifestyle for many. People make New Year’s resolutions in order and commit to changing their lifestyle, improving their diet, or quitting a bad habit. An often-overlooked change could be the way you care and maintain for your vehicle. Well, there...
Written on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Treadworks
Should You Get Larger Wheels?
Americans have a love affair with their cars. We remember our first car and the freedom it allowed us. The cars that disappointed us sometimes left us feeling personally betrayed. Even though it was difficult for some cars, we always wanted them to look pretty – or cool – or tough....
Written on Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Treadworks
The Causes of Tire Wear
Tires are the only thing between you and the road, and if you’ve ever had a blow out on a highway, you know exactly how important good tires are. Your tires should be inspected at least once a week. Check for three things: visually evident tire wear, feel the tread by hand for feat...
Written on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Treadworks
What Causes Brake Noise? Part 2
As we mentioned in “What Causes Brake Noise Part 1,” Sparky and his wife brought their car in the other day and wanted us to take a look at their squeaky brakes – I think they were about to drive her crazy! Sparky gets his tires from us here at Treadworks, but wasn’t sure if we worked on...
Written on Monday, October 15, 2012 by Treadworks
What Causes Brake Noise? Part 1
Sparky and his wife brought their car in the other day and wanted us to take a look at their squeaky brakes – I think they were about to drive her crazy! Sparky gets his tires from us here at Treadworks, but wasn’t sure if we worked on brakes. I assured him that we provide that service a...
Written on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Treadworks
Treadworks® Establishes New Website
Since opening in 1992, Treadworks® has pledged its best efforts to make automotive repair and related services beneficial and enjoyable experiences. With a mission to offer customers the latest in parts and products at the best prices, Treadworks® is always looking to improve operations. To ...
Written on Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Mike