Yearly Archives: 2020

Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

At West Coast Tire & Service, we want you to know that our doors are still open and we are still available to assist with all of your auto care needs. Auto care is essential, even now, as many rely on their vehicles to get them to the store or to work for those employed in essential industries. We have made certain changes and adjustments to our processes and services to follow CDC regulations and to keep everyone safe.  We are reaching out during this time of crisis to check in on our community and offer our support. For the time being, we are open regular hours to make sure your vehicle is running safely during this time. If you or anyone you know needs automotive work we would be happy to pick up and drop off vehicles in our area to make our service completely contactless. We can speak over the phone and accept payment over the phone.  We are also taking protective measures at our shop to keep our employees and our customers safe including disinfecting surfaces ... read more

Why Isn't Air Coming Out of My Car Vents?

You turn on your vehicle's air conditioning system only to find that no air flows out of your vents - at all. You try the heating system to no avail, and wonder, why isn't air coming out of my car vents? Lets take a look at some of the causes for air blockage.  Your vehicle's HVAC system pulls air from the outside of your car and pushes air outside of your car. It also cools air for the air conditioning, heats air for the heater, and filters air so that you aren't breathing in harmful pollutants from the outside. If your vents suddenly stop working, you may be stuck driving uncomfortably in a stuffy cabin. Additionally, there may be something wrong with your vehicle. While the issue may not directly affect your ability to drive, it will definitely affect your comfort and the quality of air you breath in.  Here are some of the most common causes of why air doesn't flow out of your vehicle's vents:  Your air intake is clogged, meaning that air is ... read more

Tips to Save you Money on Fuel

Gas prices have been on the rise for years, and if you commute to work everyday, more than likely your wallet feels the effect of expensive gas prices. We know it can be tricky waiting for gas prices to go down, which is why there are actually certain things you can that can help increase the overall fuel efficiency of your car. When your car has better fuel efficiency, you'll receive better mileage to the gallon and save yourself money over time.  The following tips will help you save money on fuel:  Make sure that your gas cap isn't loose or missing. A loose or missing gas cap can cause gas to evaporate.  Ensure that your vehicle's tires are always at the correct air pressure. Having regular inspections to check the thermostat for accuracy Replace the spark plugs as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer Get a proper wheel alignment every 6,000 miles or as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer Keeping up with regular maintenance is th ... read more