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Car Care Tips

With three locations, two in Philadelphia, PA and one in Wyncote, PA, Blatt Tire & Auto Repair wants our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. With over 80 years in automotive repair and service, you can depend on our mechanical team! We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires.

Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Philadelphia, PA and the surrounding areas of Wyncote, Darby, Bala Cynwyd, Wyndmoor, Rockledge, and Jenkintown.We understand how important your vehicle is. For repairs near Philadelphia, PA, choose a trusted mechanic shop, choose Blatt Tire & Auto Repair! Give us a call at (215) 922-5525 today to schedule your next service appointment.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.

Blatt Tire & Auto Repair

Blatt Tire & Auto Repair was established in 1933. With this kind of history behind us, our company is one of the most trusted auto shops around with great deals on tires and dependable automotive repairs. We have three locations, two in Philadelphia, PA and one in Wyncote, PA. Our mechanical team has been successfully serving clients from Philadelphia, Wyncote and the surrounding areas of Darby, Bala Cynwyd, Wyndmoor, Rockledge, and Jenkintown for over 80 years! Our selection of tire brands includes MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal® and more. The tires you need are just a call away! We offer a wide range of auto services performed by experienced auto mechanics. For repairs near Philadelphia, choose us!

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Blatt Tire & Auto Repair

If you're looking for a new set of tires or are in search of a reliable auto service and repair shop in Philadelphia or Wyncote, look no further than your nearest Blatt Tire & Auto Repair shop. Since 1933, we've been helping families across the area with a variety of automotive services. In business for over 80 years, we've had the time to develop relationships across the industry that allow us to provide you with great tire deals and competitive pricing on professional auto repair and maintenance services. The next time you need an oil change, brake repair, wheel alignment, cooling system service, and more, contact our team. Did you know you can also use our online diagnostic center to find out what's wrong with your vehicle? Troubleshoot car problems for free now, then schedule a service with us.


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