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Celebrate freedom on the road this Fourth of July
Don’t have a trusted auto mechanic? It’s time to meet the pros at Cottons Tire
Locally Owned 6/13/24

Summer has finally arrived, and if you’re one of the millions of Americans planning a much-needed getaway this Fourth of July, now is the time to have your vehicle inspected to be sure it’s ready to hit the road when you are. AAA suggests the following as part of your regular car maintenance routine:

• Check the tires, including tread depth, tire pressure, suspension and alignment.

  •      Tread depth: Insert a quarter into the tread groove with Washington’s head upside down. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, it’s time to start shopping for new tires.
  •      Tire pressure: Using a quality gauge, check pressure levels when your tires have been at rest and are not hot. You can find the manufacturer’s recommended inflation pressure on a sticker inside the driver’s side door.
  •      Suspension and alignment: Look for changes in your vehicle’s handling, excessive vibration or uneven or irregular wear, which all indicate problems with the suspension. If your vehicle pulls to the left or right, have the wheel alignment checked by a trusted mechanic.

• Inspect the brakes, including the brake linings, rotors and drums.

• Test the battery’s voltage and for any signs of cracks, bloating or corrosion.  

• Change the oil, if needed, and any fluids that are low.

• Have the belts, hoses and filters inspected and replaced as needed.

• Make sure your air conditioner is working properly.

If you don’t have a trusted auto care mechanic to help get your vehicle road-trip ready, it’s time to meet the pros at Cottons Tire. For nearly four decades, owners Mike and Marcia Price and their dedicated team of employees have worked hard to provide a superior tire and auto repair experience for drivers across Statesboro and Sylvania, with a focus on quality service, fair pricing and customer satisfaction.

Be sure to mention this ad when you schedule an appointment, and while you’re there, grab a card for their year-round rewards program, so after the purchase of five oil changes, you'll get the sixth one free!

Cottons Tire is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with after-hours drop boxes and 24-hour towing available. Contact the Statesboro location, 245 N. Main St., at 912.764.8473, or the Sylvania location, 313 W. Ogeechee St., at 912.564.2233.

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