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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Car Maintenance Tip 2: Check Your Tires Regularly

Car Maintenance Tip 2: Check Your Tires Regularly

Tires are the key element connecting your vehicle and the road in all sorts of driving conditions. They affect your car’s ride, handling, traction and safety. So, checking your tires regularly is a great way to stay on top of your car’s care. What to Watch For: First of all, make sure to check tire condition and inflation pressure on a regular basis and have the tires rotated and balanced. This way, you will maximize not only the life of your tires but also the safety of your car. Secondly, check the tread depth – if it is below the minimum legal requirement, you may need to replace your tires. Tires are legally worn out when they have worn down to 2/32″ of remaining tread depth. You can quickly check this is by placing a penny into several tread grooves across the tire. If part of Lincoln’s head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32″ of tread depth remaining. Finally, if the sidewalls of your tires are severely cracked or punctured you ... read more

Classic Car Restoration Project: Ron’s ’57 Corvette

Classic Car Restoration Project: Ron’s ’57 Corvette

In addition to providing auto repair and maintenance services, we pride ourselves in offering vehicle restoration to our customers. One of the current restoration projects we are working on is a ’57 Corvette. The background After purchasing the vehicle from its original owner in 1968, Ron Mezzabilla, one of B&W’s most loyal customers, has enjoyed driving it ever since. After several years of smooth performance, he decided to restore the classic ‘Vette. First, the vehicle was taken to a local body shop where they perform the bodywork and paint. Then, Ron took the car to B&W Service Center for an entire front-to-back electrical rewire and give it a fine tuning. The work 1. New 350 HP Engine: To get the engine running, we had to prime the oil system to make sure it had oil pressure. Also, we checked and adjusted the ignition timing and the starting/charging system; checked the coolant system for leaks and adjusted the air-fuel r ... read more

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