AMERICAN TIRE AND AUTO

American Tire and Auto have been around for 44 years. Their business is based in Alaska.

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LOCATION

American Tire and Auto have seral locations in America.

South Side Fairbanks               Telephone numbers 907-450-1250 Toll Free 1-800-478-8473

South Side Anchorage      Telephone number 907-336-7878

Downtown Fairbanks        Telephone number 907-450-1200

Downtown Anchorage      Telephone number 907-276-7878

AMERICAN TIRE AND AUTO

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DISCOUNTS

American Tire and Auto offers a senior citizen discount on selected products.

When you buy 4 sets of Blizzak Tires on a Bridgestone credit card, you get $70.00.

American Tire and Auto offers a military discount. So, all active military and veterans are welcome.

Get up to $80.00 in rebates on all Hankook tire brands.

SERVICES OFFERED AT AMERICAN TIRE AND AUTO

Air Conditioning Service and Repair

You air condition needs to be serviced and checked regularly. If you don`t it will use 5% of its effectiveness each year. So, if you neglect your air conditioner it will slowly start to neglect you. You can set up an appointment with one of the professionals at American Tire and Auto to get your air conditioner serviced and kept up to speed.

Basic Air Conditioner Components and How They Work

Compressor

The compressor is the centre of your AC system and it has a belt mechanism that compresses gas and then transfers it to the condenser.

Condenser

The condenser has a heat exchanger system that is designed to cool down and condense refrigerant vapour into liquid.

The Receiver or Dryer

The receiver is a container that serves as storage for any debris or particles and absorbs moisture from the refrigerant. It is recommended to change your AC drier every 3 – 4 years. This ensures optimum performance of your AC unit.

 

Orifice Tube or Expansion Valve

The orifice is the mechanism that controls the regulation of the refrigerant fluid`s flow. It changes high-pressure liquid into low-pressure liquid. This enables it to enter the evaporator.

 

Evaporator

The evaporator`s job is to get rid of heat from the inside of the vehicle. It causes heat to boiling then turns into vapour. The acids from the refrigerant fluid damage your evaporator over time.

You can visit the American Tire and Auto South Side Fairbanks location and the American Tire and Auto Downtown Fairbanks location for all your air conditioner repairs and checks.

 

ALIGNMENT

If your wheels are not aligned properly, your life can be endangered on the road. Incorrect alignment can decrease gas mileage. And it also puts pressure on the structure of your wheels. Incorrectly aligned vehicle tires will pull away from a straight road. Your wheel alignment can get shifted if you fall in a pothole or have some kind of collision.

CHECK THESES TO KNOW IF YOU NEED COMPUTERIZED ALIGNMENT

Caster

If your caster handle is undergoing issues if can lead to difficulty steering. Caster is basically the pivot steering angle. Your caster alignment has a major role in the stability of your steering.

Camber

Defective cambers can result in worn out tires. Your tires should point away from the car and not towards the framework.

Toe

A toe can cause tire wear if it’s damaged.

When your tires are aligned properly, your tires will last longer. You will enjoy easier steering and it also helps to improve your gas mileage. The road will definitely feel smoother. Your safety should be your first priority to take the necessary precautions to ensure your tires are in perfect order.

 

BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Your battery is what keeps your vehicle moving so it is very important. If your battery is worn out and won’t charge then your vehicle will take longer to start. Or it may not start any at all.

Your battery is made up of lead and 35% sulfuric acid. It has a 65% water solution as well. Your battery is connected to all the electrical components that are in your vehicle.

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Charging System

The charging system has three mechanisms. It works with the alternator, a lot of different circuits and a voltage regulator. The alternator is what gives power to the battery and it charges the battery as well.

Starting System

Starting your vehicle uses a lot of power to turn the engine over. The starter system consists of the ignition switch, the starter relay and the starter motor.

So, it is important to make sure your battery is in good shape.

 

BELT AND HOSES

Belts and hoses have a very short lifespan. They easily wear out, break, leak or tear. They are exposed to severe heat, heavy vibrations and chemicals. So, these exposures can spell trouble for your vehicle. You have to check your belts and hoses very often.

American Tire and Auto do recommend you to have a thorough check to make sure all your belts and hoses are in perfect order. By looking you can see if the belt is stripping, peeling or cracking. If this happens you should get it replaced immediately. Your vehicle cannot work without them.

 

BRAKE SERVICES

At American Tire and Auto, the technician is trained to ensure your brakes are done correctly. They guarantee your safety on the road.

 

Types of Brakes and They Check

Disc Brakes

Technicians check the disc brake rotors and pads.

Drum Brakes

Technicians check the brake drums and shoes. The wheel cylinders and the return springs0

Parking Brake

On the parking brakes, the technician will check the cable.

Hydraulic Systems

Technicians will check the master cylinder, brake fluid and hoses and the power booster.

Brake Warning Signs

You can spot the warning signs that indicate your brakes need to be checked. Any squealing or grinding noises when using the brakes. If your anti-lock brake system lights come on, this normally means the brake fluid is low. If your brakes get very hard to press or when you press on the brakes your entire vehicle shake, or you experience any of the above issues mentioned then its time to call a professional at American Tire and Auto. The professionals will fix all your issues, guaranteed!

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