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Here at Hilltop Tire and Auto Service, we want to keep you and your family safe this school year. Bring your car in for a complimentary vehicle check. Our trained technicians will check the tires, brakes, battery, fluids, etc. to give you peace of mind.
A big thing for drivers in the Des Moines area, is safety. When the wheels on your vehicle are out of alignment, your vehicle may pull to one side of the road or the other, which could cause you to have an accident. If your vehicle is out of alignment, you should get it taken care of right away at Hilltop Tire Service in Des Moines. . .
It’s 98 degrees in the shade, you open your car door to be met with a blast of intense heat that sends you rocking back on your heals. After bracing yourself, you get in your car, buckle up, start the engine, crank the A/C dials to max and wait for the cool air to come, and wait and wait….
Yep, that’s right! Recently a technician was servicing an engine when he was surprised to find something he’d never seen before under the hood! A neat little collection of dog food sitting on a ledge near the engine. It was nicely stashed away in a spot where dog food simply doesn’t just fall into. Surprisingly enough. . .
One of the most expensive and hardest working systems in your vehicle is the automatic transmission. Over time your transmission fluid degrades and stops cleaning and protecting the hundreds of moving parts. You may notice hard shifting, slipping or chattering when this happens. . .
Did you know underinflated tires waste fuel for lots of drivers in the Des Moines metro area? Just think how difficult it is to walk in sand – you must work more because of the resistance. The same goes for tires - when they don't have enough air in them; their rolling resistance is significantly increased so it takes more fuel to get from here to there. . .
Hilltop Tire Service (HTS) is pleased to announce and welcome Jeff Lieberman as Lead Tire and Service Sales Advisor to the team at the Hubbell Avenue location. Lieberman is responsible for building lasting relationships with customers as well as understanding their needs and accurately accessing the issue to find the right solution. He is taking on Tom Spencer’s position at the front counter because Tom is shifting into the Shop Foreman role.
Most drivers don’t think about their brakes until they are squealing or stop working altogether (hopefully you’re not careening down a steep hill if this happens). So, if you’re smart, you’ll look after your brakes and make sure they are replaced, and if a brake fluid flush is recommended - do it.
Sometimes life can throw you an unexpected curveball and if you’re not ready for it, it could leave you stranded with not too many options. Do you have a car maintenance budget to take on unexpected repairs when you need it? Fact is, most drivers don’t think about auto repair maintenance until they are faced with a huge repair bill.. .
Whether you’re traveling to visit friends or heading to the lake, nothing beats freedom from the daily grind with new sights to see. The open road is waiting for you! Just be prepared, and don’t let car trouble get in the way of your fun. . .