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Tips For Fuel Economy

January 9th, 2017
Everyone wants to make a dollar go a little farther -- here are some tips to get a little more out of your fuel dollar!
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So You Say You Hit A Curb...

December 30th, 2016
A hit on a curb can do some damage to your vehicle. Find out more here...
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The Right Mechanic Can Make All The Difference

November 25th, 2016
Picking the right auto repair shop can be daunting...but it can also make a lot of difference and save you some headaches!
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United Tire Signs On as Presenting Sponsor for 2017 SCSCS Races

November 18th, 2016

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (November 14, 2016) – United Tire and Service, which is based in southeastern Pennsylvania, has agreed to be a presenting sponsor for all races in The Super Cup Stock Car Series for 2017. For well over three decades, United Tire has been comprised of a network of 18 auto repair and tire facilities across the Delaware Valley.

Super Cup Stock Car Series competitor Steve Harvilla is one of the founding members of United Tire. He looks forward to showcasing the brand to a wider audience through the partnership from behind the wheel of the Bobby Gerhart Racing stock car, which he debuted at Lonesome Pine Raceway (VA) in 2016. Steve has been a member of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Team for the past 26 years and has assisted with the construction of the race cars and work in the pit crew. The Super Cup Stock Car series has allowed Steve to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a racecar driver.

“I’m grateful ...[more]

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Winter's Coming -- Is Your Car Ready?

October 21st, 2016

You know it’s gonna be cold soon…and you know that winters in Pennsylvania can be tough. Is your car up to it? Here’s a quick list of things to check before the Auto Repair in Downington PAsnow flies.

Tires: All-season tires are a jack of all trades, master of none. If you expect more than an inch or two of snow, it can be a good idea to invest in winter tires. Winter tires feature a more aggressive tread pattern to dig into snow and slush (some are even pre-drilled to make it easy to install metal studs). They also use a softer tread formulation that stays flexible in extreme cold for traction.

Wipers: Even good windshield wipers only last about a year before the sun’s UV rays and wear take their toll on them. If your wipers are dried-out, cracked, chipped or are lo ...[more]

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United Tire Lends Helping Hand for the Holidays

October 21st, 2016

It’s October, which means that the holiday season is quickly approaching! United Tire is proudly participating in two community events this upcoming season: A Philabundance food drive and Toys for Tots. Philabundance relies on food drives to provide much needed non-perishable items for people within our communities. Items collected by our stores will be sent to over 350 member agencies and direct service programs within the nine counties that Philabundance services. These agencies include shelters, food pantries, and after-school feeding programs.

Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children as Christmas gifts. The program aims to help those children experience the joy of Christmas each year. Their goal is to unite all members of local communities ...[more]

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Local Event Sponsorship & Community Support

October 5th, 2016

The thing we love most about living and working locally is being able to be involved in our communities. A number of our locations have been in business for over 20 years now. Most of the members of the United Tire family have put down their roots near our locations long ago and we have raised our own families in the same communities we service. For the month of October, United Tire & Service is sponsoring two upcoming local events to help some worthy causes and support the communities we each call home.

Six Degrees of Delco

Our Concordville location is sponsoring the Six Degrees of Delco event on October 8th. The event celebrates the heritage and community of Delaware County and honors first responders and the heroic services they provide. Proceeds of the event will go to support the Delaware County Heroes Scholarship Fund, the Delaware County Fallen Fire Fighter and EMS Memorial, and the first responders’ training an ...[more]

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State Inspections -- Is Yours Due?

September 22nd, 2016

For years now, Pennsylvania and Delaware have mandated fairly strict safety inspections and emissions testing for vehicles. With the right preventive State Inspections in Ambler PAmaintenance, your vehicle shouldn’t have any problem passing either one, but we thought you might want to know a little more about what goes into it.

First, let’s talk about safety inspections.

Safety inspection will cover items such as:

--Brakes

--Tires

--Horn

--Lights

--Glass

--Exhaust

--Suspension

Just to name a few. Unless your vehicle has worn or damaged parts, none of this should be a problem…after all, it really is for your own protection and that of everyone else on the road.

As for emissions testing, modern engine managem ...[more]

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Back to School Road Safety

September 13th, 2016

It's mid September and the school year has begun! This means that busses and carpools are back on the roads and school zone lights are flashing. Our main priority is safety on the roads, so we want to pass along some reminders to help everyone in the community stay safe as the school year begins. Here are some tips to remember when interacting with school busses or driving through school zones.


School Bus

When the bus’s red lights begin to flash and the STOP sign is extended, you must stop 10 feet away from the bus. This rule applies if you are stopping behind the bus AND if you’re traveling on the opposite side of the road. The only exception to this rule is if you are traveling on a divided highway, then cars traveling in the opposite direction do not have to stop ...[more]

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Oil Changes -- Are They As Important As Everyone Says?

August 22nd, 2016

You probably heard it from your dad years ago – “Get your oil changed regularly! It’s the best thing you can do for your car!” And he was right. Automotive Oil Changes in Ambler PAtechnology has changed a lot in the last 50 years, but one thing that’s still true is that oil changes at regular intervals will insure that your car’s engine will last a long time.

Your engine’s moving parts, like pistons, bearings and valvetrain components, all operate on extremely close clearances with each other. Without the protective film of lubrication that motor oil provides, these parts would quickly overheat and weld to each other, seizing the engine. Oil helps reduce wear due to friction and dissipate heat. Along with friction, however, a great deal of heat is generated by the combustion process, along with car ...[more]

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