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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Bringing a New Meaning of Speed to the Team

August 19th, 2016

We are car guys, it’s that simple! From the garages, to the roads and now to the race tracks. Steve Harvilla, one of the founding members of United Tire and Service, placed 13th in the Super Cup Stock Car Series at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia.

As a member of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Team for the past 26 years, Harvilla has assisted with the construction of the race cars and work in the pit crew. Earlier this month, he has fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a racecar driver by competing in the Super Cup Stock Car Series as a competitive driver. Harvilla completed extensive track training and recently received his ARCA license in January at the Daytona International Speedway.

Splitting his time between United Tire locations at Lower Merion and Rosemont, Harvilla brings years of experience from under the car to both the track and the community. The #4 car, identified with the United Tire logo, shows our team’s dedication to our ...[more]

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Beat the Heat this Summer

August 5th, 2016

When you slide into your car in the midst of the summer heat, the last thing you want is hot air blowing out of your vents, especially when temperatures are in the upper 80s and low 90s. But don’t panic just yet. Instead, roll down your windows to let some of that warm, stale air out. Then check these features in your car to see if it’s a quick fix.

  • First, make sure your thermostat is set to cool. Yes, this may seem like an obvious first check, but we’ve all forgotten to push the AC button at least once.
  • Next, check that your fan setting is on “auto” and not just “on” because this will blow out air even if it’s not cool.
  • Finally, point your fans in the direction of the windows. This may seem silly, but it will actually cool down your vehicle faster.

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