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Top Tips From Tire Shops To Avoid Flat Tires

Top Tips From Tire Shops To Avoid Flat Tires

Flat tires are no joke. When a tire goes flat while a car is traveling at high speed, it can lead to a serious accident. If you manage to safely make your way to the shoulder, putting on a spare by the side of the road can be a dirty job. At the very least, a flat tire can leave you scrambling to find local tire shops to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.Any auto mechanic will tell you the key to staying safe on the road is regular maintenance, and that applies to the tires on your car as much as any other component. We've compiled a short list of top tips from tire shops on how to avoid flat tires, and what to do if you get one. Know Your Enemy In general, there are two types of flat tires: Leaks and blowouts: Blowouts A blowout is when your tire loses ... read more

Taking the Mystery Out of Motor Oil

Taking the Mystery Out of Motor Oil

Motor oil has come a long way from very humble beginnings. In the early days of automobiles, an engine's parts were lubricated with simple, greasy byproducts left over from processing crude oil. This required very frequent service at an auto repair shop for oil changes. Since then, oil has evolved to become a blend of a base oil and a set of heavily engineered and formulated chemicals. Together, these substances form a finely calibrated, viscous fluid that's designed to not only lubricate a car engine, but also to help keep it clean and free of debris. It's also better at transferring heat from the engine to keep it running cool. That's why oil changes are much easier and required less frequently than just a few decades ago. What's In a Quart of Oi ... read more

How Collision Repair Technicians Size Up a Minor Accident

How Collision Repair Technicians Size Up a Minor Accident

Collision repair technicians have a tough job. They want to do everything in their power to make your car look brand new again. They also need to keep an eye on the cost of repairs. That's why collision shops assign their most experienced technicians to perform the estimates for repairs after an accident -- even if it's a minor accident. More Than Meets the Eye Collision repair after a minor traffic accident requires the same type of careful inspection of the car as a major accident. That's because a lot of damage that occurs in a fender bender is hidden. To the inexperienced eye, a small crease in your bumper or a fist-sized dent in your door panel might look like a quick and easy repair. The insurance company will certainly push for a quick, inexpensive fix. The auto-body shop has a duty to make su ... read more

West Coast Tire & Service Launches New Website!

Welcome to the new West Coast Tire & Service website where you can shop for tires online, read tire reviews, learn more about our automotive services, and contact us for additional information. Day or night, you can access this tire and auto repair website when you need it. When you're done browsing, you can find us at 2239 Pontius Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. We proudly help drivers from West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and surrounding areas. We appreciate you choosing West Coast Tire & Service and are happy to have you with us online. After service, please share your experience online. We would love to hear from you, so we may continue to provide the best in car care and customer service