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Auto Repair in Murray & Paducah

Monthly Archives: March 2020

Do You Know What a Wheel Alignment Is?

How To tell if Your Vehicle Needs An Alignment The mechanics at Harlan Automotive in Murray, Kentucky, get asked a lot of questions, but one of the most discussed is about the significance of wheel alignment. See, many people believe that realignment is just about protecting the treads of the tire and reducing wear. While that is partially true, an alignment is more about suspension and performance. Understanding the Alignment Process Wheel alignment refers to the adjustment of the suspension body, which in turn shifts the angles at which the wheels contact the road. Ultimately, these adjustments prolong tire efficiency. Measurements of Alignment Alignment, as with most mechanical work, is about precision. Therefore, to ensure alignment, your vehicle’s mechanic is likely most concerned with three angles or measurements in particular. Toe While camber refers to the tilt, toe refers to the turning outward or inward of a tire. If too much angling occurs in either direction, it can c ... read more


Wheel Alignment

5 Tips to Get More Tire Buying Traction

What to Look for In New Tires It seems like tire shopping should be easy, but like looking for that perfect pair of shoes it takes more than choosing the cheapest on the rack. When you’re shopping for replacements, we at Harlan Automotive feel you should know what to look for. If it’s time to look through the tire sales in Murray, KY, here are a few tips to help. 1. Size It may seem obvious, but you should know what size tire you currently use and what can fit on your wheels. There are advantages and disadvantages to different sizes, and just because they look great on your ride doesn’t mean they’re doing you any favors on the road. 2. Lifetime You know tires wear out or you wouldn’t be in the position to look at tire sales. Manufacturers provide an estimate of how many miles their products should last, but it always depends on your driving habits too. Usually, all-season tires last the longest while performance varieties have a much shorter lifespan. 3. F ... read more


Tire Sales