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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!

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Top Labor Day Road Trip Ideas For The Adventurous Driver

Top Labor Day Road Trip Ideas For The Adventurous Driver

Photo by Holly Mandarich on Unsplash Summer may be ending, but that does not mean that the adventure has to end! Labor Day is a perfect opportunity for you to set up an exciting road trip with your family. In this article, we’ll explore the 5 best places in Kentucky that will quench your thirst for adventure!   1. Red River Gorge - The Grand Canyon of Kentucky, besides being designated as a National Natural Landmark, is also an adventurer’s paradise. It's complicated system of waterfalls, natural bridges and rock shelters is considered a hiking and rock-climbing paradise, with the Gorge considered one of the world’s to ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Young Driver’s Vehicle When They Leave Home

How To Prepare Your Young Driver’s Vehicle When They Leave Home

Photo by Fabian Albert on Unsplash   As we head into fall, a new generation of drivers are taking to the streets and swarming into college towns. For many young adults leaving their homes for the first time, life is chaotic. They are under pressure to perform like never before, and they’re also not monitored by their parents for the first time in their lives.    So if they were given a new or used car as a graduation present, even though they may love it and want to keep it for years, they’re probably not thinking about the current upkeep and maintenance of their vehicle.    Now would be a good time for the parents of these kids to encourage the young drivers not to be afraid of their auto repairs a ... read more

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Five Ways To Avoid A Car Accident

Five Ways To Avoid A Car Accident

Car accidents are prevalent, with an alarmingly high rate of statistics. Fortunately, car accidents are also easily preventable. At Tony’s Brake & Alignment, your safety is of utmost importance for our team, so we decided to dedicate this blog to help our clients avoid accidents with these easy tricks.  Here are five ways to avoid a car accident:  Always remain vigilant while driving. It is easy to get distracted while driving, but your vehicle is the last place for multitasking. As we drive over the years and become more experienced, we tend to think we are almost invincible, but distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents. Keep your attention on the road at all times.  Watch out for drivers who run red lights. Before entering an intersection, we recommend counting to three after the light turns green. Look both ways, looking out for any drivers trying to speed last minute through a yellow light.  Follow the 12-second rule. We recomme ... read more

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Top Road Trip Ideas Within 100 Miles of Louisville

Top Road Trip Ideas Within 100 Miles of Louisville

Living in Louisville has many perks, including being within 100 miles of several lovely getaways. With summer quickly approaching and the pandemic coming to an end, we think a road trip would be an excellent way to celebrate. Fortunately, the team at Tony's Brake & Alignment is familiar with the Louisville area, and we have put together a list of the top road trip ideas within 100 miles of Louisville.    Before you embark on your journey, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to the team at Tony's Brake & Alignment for an inspection. This way, you can enjoy your trip worry-free while driving in a safe and secure car. Here are the best road trip ideas within 100 miles of Louisville:    Mammoth Cave National ParkHoliday World and Splashin' Safari  Frankfort, Kentucky  ... read more

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Five Things All Student Drivers Need To Know

Five Things All Student Drivers Need To Know

We all remember how exciting it was when we first got our driver’s license! For many of us, our driver’s license signals our first step into adulthood. We can’t wait to test our newfound freedom on the open road. However, that freedom comes with a price -- we have to learn how to handle new situations and possible problems as new drivers.  The team at Tony’s Brake & Alignment has put together a list of five things all student drivers need to know. We encourage you to share these tips with your teen driver, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have:  What to do when driving in the rain: First, turn on your headlights, taillights, and windshield wipers. Next, slow and steady always wins the race. Slow down and keep a healthy distance between you and the car in front of you, just in case of any sudden stops.  What to do with a flat tire: If you notice your vehicle has a flat tire, pull over ... read more

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Spring On Over Here To Get Your Air Filters Changed

 Spring On Over Here To Get Your Air Filters Changed

We can’t believe Spring is here! We can’t wait to see the sun shining, the flowers blossoming, and the days growing longer. At Tony’s Brake & Alignment, our team is looking forward to the change in seasons. Even though Spring is a welcome change from winter, it is also allergy season. Spring is notorious for the amount of pollen in the air.  Not only does pollen affect you, but it can also affect your vehicle. Your vehicle has two crucial air filters -- the cabin air filter and the engine air filter. Your vehicle has an intake system that draws air into the engine. This air must be free of debris, dirt, dust, and of course, pollen. Your engine air filter protects your engine from these particles by ensuring only clean air reaches the inside of your engine. If your engine air filter is worn or dirty, the chance of contaminated air sneaking into your engine is much higher.  While your engine air filter is responsible for your engine’s health and ov ... read more

Why Are Spring Rains So Dangerous In Louisville?

Why Are Spring Rains So Dangerous In Louisville?

Even though winter may be almost over, Mother Nature certainly isn't finished -- Louisville is notorious for it's Spring rains. In fact, Kentucky is the third most dangerous state for driving in the rain. We all heard of the saying, "April showers bring May flowers," and March is the perfect time for a reminder of how wet and rainy Louisville can genuinely get.  A national safety organization, SafeWise, analyzed the number of fatal car crashes caused by the rain, and the results were alarming -- Kentucky had 67 fatal car crashes caused by the rain in 2016. Only Mississippi and Arkansas ranked higher than Kentucky. The team at Tony's Brake & Alignment is here to remind of several simple steps to take when driving or preparing to drive in our potentially dangerous Spring rains:  Before driving anywhere, make sure to clear any ice and snow from your windows.  Make sure you always turn on your headlights and taillights for visibility.  When ... read more

It’s The Little Things: 10 Ways To Show Your Loved Ones You

It’s The Little Things: 10 Ways To Show Your Loved Ones You

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Even though Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones just how much you care, there are certain things you can do throughout the year to show just how much that special someone means to you. Even the smallest act goes a long way.  The team at Tony’s Brake & Alignment proposes starting small -- it is the little things that go a long way. Here are ten ways to show your loved ones you care:  Fill up your sweetheart’s gas tank. This may seem small, but it goes a long way to show that you love and appreciate everything your special someone does for you.  Clean your loved one’s car’s interior. Get out that vacuum and clean out all those pesky crumbs.  Clean your sweetheart’s car’s exterior. Break out the car wash kit and get going. Imagine your loved one stepping into the garage and seeing a clean car ready to go!  How about a detailing service? If y ... read more

A New Year & A New Focus On Money

A New Year & A New Focus On Money

The team at Tony’s Brake & Alignment would like to wish you a safe and healthy New Year! We can’t believe how fast the year has gone by, and we look forward to seeing each of you in the New Year. We appreciate your ongoing support, and we are excited to see what 2021 holds for us.  We aren’t sure what 2021 will bring us, which means for many of us, we are expecting to be watching our budget very closely. Because the New Year means a fresh start, we thought it would be smart and beneficial to have a new, renewed focus on money this year. When it comes to your vehicle, the first step to saving money is preventative maintenance.  Your vehicle is one of the most important and expensive investments you will make in your lifetime. Just think of how much you rely on your car. It is a huge part of your everyday life, so it makes sense to protect such a precious investment and asset. To ensure the longevity and driveability of your vehicle, preventative mainten ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Prepared For Winter?

Is Your Vehicle Prepared For Winter?

Winter is quickly approaching! We can’t believe how fast the year flew by. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Easter. With winter almost here, we might find ourselves starting to plan the holidays while being mindful of COVID-19. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we might forget about the health and safety of your vehicle. Just like how you have to prepare for winter, your vehicle does too. The team at Tony’s Brake & Alignment is here to help ensure your vehicle is ready for winter!  To make sure your vehicle is ready for winter, our technicians will pay close attention to the following components, as they will be working extra hard during the winter:  Windshield wipers: When we think of auto repair, we tend to think of our brakes, tires, or even transmission, but our windshield wipers are also crucial to our overall safety on the road. Just imagine you are driving in the rain, and your windshield wipers aren’t working properly ... read more

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