When all of your vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Farmington can cause your SUV's wheels to be out of alignment. Driving for an extended time i...
Posted in Alignment
on January 28, 2015
Welcome to the Darrell's Firestone automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Farmington and Livonia drivers tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having g...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 21, 2015
Today’s report from Darrell's Firestone is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Farm...
Posted in Battery
on January 16, 2015
Farmington car owners live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big inv...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 06, 2015