Monthly Archives: September 2017

Winter Preparedness (Part 1)

You’re stranded on the side of the road.  It’s the dead of winter, and the snow is piling heavy outside your window.   Also, smoke?  At G&C Tire & Auto, your safety and peace of mind comes first, so we’d like to share with you these tips to get you ready for winter! Hearkening back to our post on predictive maintenance: routine, timely maintenance is the first key to safe travels during wintertime.  One of the most forgotten of these services is the oil change.  Generally an oil change is recommended every 3000 – 5000 miles.  With full synthetic oil, 5000+ miles can easily be attained.  With a synthetic blend (regular oil) 3000 miles is generally the safest bet.  Tires are another oft forgotten, or ignored, part of the maintenance routine.  In the winter, they take on a whole new importance.  As your tires wear, they provide less and less grip in an everyday driving e ... read more

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Harvey Hits Home

Harvey Hits Home

Sometimes, events take place that can’t be ignored.  We give our ten dollars, send our prayers, and go on with our daily lives. If only this time were so easy for me.  I recently spent week near Houston, and not out of choice, but necessity.  Betty, a 78-year-old widower, and my Grandmother, recently lost her home.  Situated up the bank of the Colorado River, it was a prime target for Harvey. Heavy rains swelled the river, with flood waters that reached near record levels that Monday, and only continued to climb until the next day.  Unfortunately, waters rose more quickly than she could cope with, and was trapped within a matter of hours with her two rescue dogs, Jack and Sadie.  With the water already at the top of the stairs, decisive action had to be taken to ensure her saf ... read more

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