Has Flood Water Damaged My Vehicle?

Has Flood Water Damaged My Vehicle?

Remember jumping in mud puddles as a kid? The joy of kicking the water. The wonder of how high up your rain boots the puddle will go. As an adult, none of that comes to mind following a flood. As we emerge from our dry shelters, we assess the damage. How do you know ifContinue reading →

What To Do When You Have A Tire Blow Out

What To Do When You Have A Tire Blow Out

If you’re driving and have a blow out, your instincts may be to slam on your brakes and veer off the road, but those are not safe steps in this situation! Really to do those things is the opposite of what you should do. Be prepared should this happen to you and know the properContinue reading →

Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires

Winter is coming! Are you struggling to decide if you should make the switch from all-season tires to snow tires? The answer depends on a number of factors, including climate, road conditions and personal preference. Read on to hear our take! All-Season Tires Most vehicles have all-season tires when they leave the factory. All-season tiresContinue reading →

How To: Tell the Size of Your Tire

Tires got your head spinning? Follow these quick and easy steps to find out what size tire you need! The sizing of your tires can be found not only on the sidewall of the tire themselves, but on a label in your car. Usually found on the driver’s side door jamb, this sticker gives youContinue reading →

How To Find Your Tire Pressure

How To Find Your Tire Pressure

You can’t take good care of your car without taking care of your tires! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration strongly recommends a monthly tire pressure check – and we do too! Bad tire pressure can not only reduce the life of your tires and lead to flats but can cause blowout and crashes. KeepingContinue reading →

Top 5 Road Trip Games

Top 5 Road Trip Games

During a family road trip, connect with each other, not the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot! Keep the kids entertained and bust the “Are we there yet?” blues with five of our favorite road trip games. Whether your drive is two hours or ten, these fun (and free!) games will keep everyone in the car having aContinue reading →

What Does “Buy 3 Tires, Get One Free” Really Mean?

What Does “Buy 3 Tires, Get One Free” Really Mean?

We have all heard the offers. “Buy 3 Tires, Get One Free”. We have also heard the saying; “Buyer beware!” Let’s put it this way; nothing is really free. The fact is, prices are traditionally adjusted so businesses can make the offer and remain profitable. Something to consider when purchasing new tires is do youContinue reading →

Top 5 Reasons People Work at T.P. Brake

Top 5 Reasons People Work at T.P. Brake

Keeping good people is one of the most challenging aspects of the automotive repair business. TP Brake & Muffler, with two locations in Rome and Utica, have employees that have been with them for over thirty years. How is this possible? By offering benefits that are incentives for long-term employment, you keep good people andContinue reading →

Foggy Headlights

With the end of Daylight Savings Time, that commute home from work is a dark one. We all rely on our headlights to guide us safely but every now and then, they get cloudy and fogged up. Thankfully, cleaning your headlights can be done in 4 easy steps. All you will need is a mildContinue reading →

Gas Mileage Hacks

We all know it to be true – paying for gas is expensive! Here’s a secret: It doesn’t always have to be. We’ll let you in on a few tips that can save you some cash on your next trip. Who doesn’t want to squeeze more miles per gallon every time you fill up?! 1.)Continue reading →