Monthly Archives: August 2021

How often should I have my tires balanced?

How often should I have my tires balanced?

Nothing can be more frustrating than a vibration that occurs at highway speeds. Balancing tires reduce tire wear and provide a smoother ride. Surprising enough, tires aren’t manufactured perfectly round. Sometimes even with new tires, weight isn’t evenly distributed. There are some spots on your tire that are heavier than others. When new tires are mounted on wheels, auto technicians use a high-speed spin balance to locate and eliminate vibrations. In some cases, small weights attach to the rims with clips to combat the heavier spots in the tires. Most manufacturers recommend that you have your tires rotated every 5,000-7000 miles. Refer to your owner’s manual to see what’s best for your vehicle. Bring your vehicle to Ferber’s Tire and Auto for a tire rotation today

Signs of a failing ignition lock cylinder

The ignition lock cylinder is the cylindrical and mechanical part used to start your car. Housed inside the electrical component that locks the ignition known as the ignition switch. It’s often welded onto the steering column and is usually located on the right side, behind the steering wheel. While many modern automobiles have transitioned to using a push-to-start system, seeing the more traditional ignition lock cylinder system is still prevalent. So, what are the signs your ignition lock cylinder is failing? If powering your vehicle becomes a chore and you find your key getting stuck in certain positions (car accessories, lock, start), this can signify that your ignition lock cylinder is going bad. Having issues inserting and removing your car keys is another cylinder red flag that needs further investigation. As you insert and turn your key over and over again, the key and cylinder alike begin to wear. Once worn, a cylinder may jam when the key is inserted or turned. This ca ... read more