Most Des Moines drivers don’t even know what the driveline is, so it doesn’t get much attention. The driveline of your vehicle transfers power from the engine and transmission to the wheels. It is the axels, driveshaft, wheels, joints and differentials. These components handle the full force of your vehicle. Without the drive line, you’re not going anywhere! So, we need to take good care of it. . .
At Hilltop Tire Service, we know you depend on your trailer. That’s why we offer a wide range of trailer repair services and a large in-stock selection of parts and accessories. Our service teams are always ready to take on the job to ensure your trailer is ready to haul when you need it most. . .
There are some things you, as drivers, should know about Des Moines auto service and repair centers. First of all, Hilltop Tire Service cares about you and your family's safety, and we really appreciate your business. Hilltop Tire Service wants to build a strong, trusting relationship with you that becomes the backbone of a mutually beneficial experience for many years to come. . .
We welcome Chris Towne to our Team as your Key Account Manager. Chris brings with him more than 32 years of experience in the Tire and Auto Industry. . .
Your vehicles engine creates a lot of heat, so much heat that if it’s not properly cooled it can lock up, resulting in massive damage and unwanted repair bills. When everything is working right, your engine works at the proper temperature and all is well. Without antifreeze in your coolant system, the water can freeze and cause engine damage. So the right mix of antifreeze and water protects the engine from damage of freezing and overheating. Antifreeze also protects the engine against corro...
If you’ve lived in Des Moines for the past few years, you know that Old Man Winter can really dish it out in this area! The drop in outside air temperature affects your tire pressure. Vehicles sitting outside all night long tend to be more susceptible than those parked in a garage, but in reality all vehicles are affected, even if they have new tires. Low outdoor temperatures will lower the pressure in your tires, and if it’s a drastic enough drop, it could turn on your TPMS light. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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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