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Tire & Auto Repair Blog

Welcome to our blog! Tony’s Brake & Alignment strives to provide an auto repair blog that is interesting and shines a spotlight on the communities around the Louisville region. Please visit us each month to see helpful information from our auto mechanics, excellent road trip ideas, advice about fleet service, and so forth. You never know what you might learn in the monthly blog articles of Tony’s Brake & Alignment in Louisville!

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Why Salted Roads Wreak Havoc On Steering, Suspension, and Brake Lines

Why Salted Roads Wreak Havoc On Steering, Suspension, and Brake Lines

While salt is used melt ice and snow on wintry roads here in Louisville, KY, your ASE-certified auto mechanics at Tony’s Brake & Alignment know salt also takes its toll on your vehicle, which sometimes require auto repair. That’s because the chemical composition of salt promotes corrosion (think rust), especially when salt is in the presence of moisture, whether snow, ice or slush. In fact, salt turns water slightly acidic, which compounds corrosion. Knowing where to look for corrosion and how to minimize or remedy damage is crucial to the safe, reliable and durable operation of your vehicle. According to AAA, road de-icing methods alone cause $3 billion vehicle damage annually. That’s a lot of auto repair in cold weather states. To keep your vehicle in tip-top operating condition, our Tony’s Brake & Alignment team of expert auto mechanics have the ongoing training, tools and equipment, as well as experience to help keep your auto repair costs to a mini ... read more