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Making your Car Battery last longer

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Making your Car Battery last longer

Statistics say that only 30 percent of car batteries will last 48 months. However the life expectancy varies quite a bit by where you live. Your battery could last 51 months in extremely cold climates but could last as little as 30 months in extremely hot areas.

Why is this? Well, we can blame our modern vehicles with. . .

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Safe Holiday Road Travel

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Safe Holiday Road Travel

Are you and your family planning a road trip this holiday season? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving Dinner or driving to your favorite vacation spot for Christmas, Hilltop Tire has a few simple tips to keep you safe on the roads. . .

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12 Helpful Vehicle Hacks that will Make Your Life Easier as a Driver

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles. Things get messy, broken and in some cases dangerous, if we don’t keep our car organized and well-maintained. So check out these cool tips that will make your experience as a vehicle owner even better. From cleaning DIY’s to clever storage ideas, these “hacks” will be sure to keep you smarter and safer on the road. . .

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Tire Repairs

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Tire Repairs

Most Des Moines vehicle owners have had a flat tire. You all know it's a pain and usually happens at the most inconvenient times! Keep in mind that the tires on your vehicle are important. So making sure they are in good condition isn't just a big safety issue – it also has a financial impact. With high IA fuel prices, you’ve. . .

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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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