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Will Proper Vehicle Maintenance at Hilltop Tire Service Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running efficiently? Let’s think about one thing in particular - vacuuming. It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable, not to mention you’re also prolonging the life of your carpet by cleaning it. But Des Moines drivers don't always continue. . .

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Nighttime Visibility

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Nighttime Visibility

There are a many factors that play a part in the high nighttime accident rate in the Des Moines Metro area. Things like falling asleep while driving and an even higher rate of impaired driving are main causes for accidents and without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's talk about visibility…

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Are Recommended Service Schedules Really Important?

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Are Recommended Service Schedules Really Important?

We all know that vehicle manufacturers have recommended service schedules. Following these recommended service intervals is crucial for keeping your vehicle running efficiently. The engineers that have designed your vehicle has tested the various components and systems to make sure they meet durability and safety standards. . .

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Can Certain Car Scents Really Keep You Safer on IA Roads?

Here's a travel tip that I bet you didn't know about! It could even keep you safer...On average, American commuters in IA spend 2.5 hours in their vehicle each day. The government says that 100,000 auto accidents annually are caused by drivers who. . .

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Understanding What is Behind the Check Engine Light

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Understanding What is Behind the Check Engine Light
Starting in 1996, our service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help figure out what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works together with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions. Sensors throughout a vehicle will send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the computer make adjustments in various vehicle systems to allow ...
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Wheel Balancing and Why it’s Important

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Wheel Balancing and Why it’s Important

Is your vehicle vibrating at high speeds? Feel it in your Steering Wheel? Or are you shaking in your seat? If you are, you most likely need your wheels balanced. If one of the front tires is out of balance, you will feel the vibration in the steering wheel. If it's a back tire, you'll feel the vibration in your seat. . .

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Brand New Shiny Fleet of Courtesy Cars!

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Brand New Shiny Fleet of Courtesy Cars!

We all know it’s a real pain when that pesky oil change light comes on or those brakes just won’t stop squealing. That is why we are pleased to announce we have a brand new fleet of 2018 Honda Fit Courtesy Cars to make your experience at Hilltop Tire Service a breeze. . .

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Learn about Your Suspension System

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Learn about Your Suspension System

During a suspension inspection at Hilltop Tire Service in Des Moines, your certified automotive service technician will check your vehicle for broken, worn or missing parts. Here is an overview of the suspension system and its components: There are the springs which hold the weight of your vehicle. . .

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Why Are Tire Rotations Necessary?

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Why Are Tire Rotations Necessary?

Rotating your tires is a very important part of tire maintenance. By rotating your tires regularly, you will improve tire performance, extend the life of your tires and in turn save you money. Remember, your tires are the only part of your vehicle that touches the road so it’s important to look after them. . .

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How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

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How to Save Money at the Gas Pump

You really don’t need to go out and buy a brand new fuel-efficient car to save money on gas. There are a number of things that you can do to help you save at the pump and by doing these simple things, you can really help your pocketbook. . .

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