Monthly Archives: April 2017

TULSA Road Trip Preparation

People from TULSA, OK, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a OK road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. Heading out on a OK road trip? Stop by Cartec Automotive Service before you head out to make sure everything is in good repair. Let's look at some of the auto maintenance related problems you might encounter on a road trip in OK and what you might do to avoid them.The most common vehicle component to fail is the tires. Of course, you can't always avoid a road hazard that leads to a flat, but you may be able to head off some maintenance-connected tire problems.A good tire inspection at Cartec Automotive Service will start with looki ... read more

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Inspection

Below 45 Degrees in TULSA: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and TULSA drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. OK drivers ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever.Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the TULSA area are much better designed for the wide range of conditions that come with OK winter weather. They are made with a rubber compound that helps them stay flexible in cold weather. Regular tires become hard and stiff at TULSA temperatures below 45°F (7° C) which reduces their traction. That's a concern in winter, especially with snowy or wet conditions. But it also means that TULSA drivers are better off with winter tires in cold weather even when it's dry.The tread design on winter tires has been improved to move snow, slush and water. The ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Cartec Automotive Service

These days many people in the TULSA area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance schedule and had regular inspections. But if you've had the vehicle for a while or bought it used, its maintenance history is what it is; and that's where you start.Go through the maintenance schedule for your vehicle and see what's been done and when. Have your TULSA service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service do an inspection and come up with a list of stuff that needs to be done. Review the list and prioritize the work, talk about budget and make a plan to get caught up.Making a plan is so important. Suppose you go in for an oil change and learn you need your cooling system serviced, a transmission service and are coming up on a timing belt replacement in the next ... read more

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Maintenance

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most TULSA drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. Then they find themselves in a driving situation around OK when they really need forward visibility only to discover that their wipers are worn or maybe even torn and can’t clear snow or rain from the windshield. As an important safety system, wiper blades should be replaced BEFORE they fail. Test your wipers at least once a month. If they are not doing the job, your friendly and professional Cartec Automotive Service service advisor can replace them for you.Give us a call.Cartec Automotive Service5609 East 41st StreetTULSA, OK 7413591