AYL and Tunex franchise owner Scott Huntsman at the Moab Rotary Car Show. And we can’t think of a better place to spend some time, especially since we love cars! Summer is the best time to get outside and do things with your family, and that’s always easier when your cars runs well. We can help. We offer complete car care. Come in and see us today!
Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Tunex is one of the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. that helps fuel the “American dream,” by employing over 56 million people and producing 50 percent of the non-farm gross domestic product here in the U.S.
We help drive the economy. But, we do more than that, as we hope the Made4Utah segments we sponsor for the Utah Manufacturers Association show. The small businesses here in Utah fund dreams. In many cases we provide the launching pad for the entrepreneurs of the future. We’re the dreamers and the doers that show up every day and continue to push, even in tight economic times. We make things happen.
This May 5th is the start of the National Small Business Week, which has been celebrated across the U.S. since 1963.
It’s a great week to support a local business. You are not just supporting our economy here in Utah, you are supporting someone’s dream.
The franchise owners of Tunex couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Utah Manufacturers Association and Channel 4 to highlight the amazing products made right here in Utah.
Well it’s that time of year here in Utah – it’s Easter Jeep Safari. We are finally getting to enjoy some sunshine, red rocks, and trails. At You Leisure’s Chad and Ria Booth, caught up with Scott and Tonya Huntsman on the Moab trails.
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Spring time in Utah is a great time to be outdoors, but, it’s also a time to make sure that your car runs optimally. Here’s a few tips:
1. Check Your Tire Pressure – Temperature directly affects your tire pressure, so you’ll want to ensure they are properly inflated. Warmer weather increases your tire pressure, and if the pressure gets too high, you may be prone to a blow-out. Use a pressure gauge to ensure your tires are at the proper PSI.
2. Examine Your Wiper Blades – Spring is typically a very wet month, which means you’ll need to be able to see clearly when it’s raining.
3. Alignment Issues – Spring is usually synonymous with pothole season. Do your best to safely avoid any potholes you see in the road, as potholes can severely damage your suspension and alignment. If you notice that your car is pulling to the right after hitting a pothole, stop in to our shop to get it looked at.
4. Pump Your Brakes – All that extra pump braking during the winter season takes a toll on your brakes. If you hear a grinding noise while you’re braking, you’ll want to bring your car into our shop immediately.
Stop by any one of our locations this spring and we can help resolve any car concerns that you may have.
Routine maintenance is a good way to prevent problems with your car, but it becomes especially important as the days get shorter during winter. Where to start?
- Look at the owner’s manual. It will tell you what the manufacturer recommends when it comes to scheduling specific services. Do what the manufacturer suggests. Neglecting routine maintenance shortens the life of your car and makes it more likely that at some point the car will develop a serious problem.
- If you notice a problem with engine performance, especially if they affect your ability to drive, get it checked out by a reputable shop. This includes issues such as diminished power, hard starts, rough idling, and stalling. How can you make sure you have a reputable shop? Look for technicians who have been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) so you know they are qualified to service and repair your car.
- Keep your tank full and use fuel de-icer in your tank about once a month. Doing both prevents moisture from freezing in the fuel lines; a full tank prevents the moisture from happening, and the de-icer prevents the moisture from freezing.
- Have someone check on drive belts, clamps, and hoses to make sure they are in good condition and are connected correctly. In addition, have the brakes checked and have a technician check the exhaust system while the car is on a lift, and make sure there aren’t any small holes in the trunk and the floorboards.
- Make sure the heater and defroster are working correctly. It’s not just a matter of comfort. The heater and defroster also help keep the windshield clear so the driver can see through it. Check all the lights, the treads on the tires, the condition of the spare, tire air pressure, and the jack. The best time to check the air pressure in your tires is when the tires are cool.
- You probably replace windshield blades as soon as they stop working as effectively, but if you live in a place with severe winter weather, you should also buy winter blades that can better deal with ice. In addition, make sure you have plenty of windshield washer solvent and always carry a good ice scraper in the car.
- Carry an emergency kit with you. Items like boots, blankets, a cell phone and a charger, chains, flares, a flashlight and some extra batteries, gloves, high-energy snacks, sand or kitty litter, and a small shovel are all good choices.