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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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Christmas Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

Christmas Gift Ideas for Car Lovers

Photo by Dagmara Dombrovaska on Unsplash  Christmas Gift Ideas for Car Lovers As a car lover, I know how hard it is to find the perfect gift for your favorite car enthusiast. Because of this, we've put together this list of great Christmas gift ideas for car lovers. So read on for inspiration and ideas about what to get them this year! Leather Cleaner Leather cleaners are an excellent gift for car lovers. Whether a beginner or an experienced driver, the leather cleaner can help them keep their vehicle looking good.   This will make it easier to clean the seats and protect them from wear and tear. Leather cleaners come in a range of products that include spray bottles, wipes, and even sponges to help you get into all those hard-to-reach places in your car. A New Set of Tires A new set of tires is a great gift for car owners who are always on the go.    ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Car For the Fall Season

How To Prepare Your Car For the Fall Season

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash  How To Prepare Your Car For the Fall Season  While animals store food to prepare for the frigid Winters, we car people double check all of our car’s maintenance needs. Why? Fall is the perfect time to get your car in order before the weather changes. The holiday season is getting closer, and fixing your car right now will make for a smooth holiday with no surprise expenses.  Check your wiper blades to prepare for rain and snow.  Wiper blades should be replaced every six months, according to AAA. If you notice that your wipers aren’t clearing the windshield correctly, or if they are making noise when they wipe the windshield, it could be time to replace them. Wipers should also be replaced if they are cracked or peeling; missing a rubber strip; have stretched-out frames, or have worn-down edges. Check you ... read more

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The Principles of Successful Preventative Maintenance

The Principles of Successful Preventative Maintenance

Photo by Obi on Unsplash  The Principles of Successful Preventative Maintenance Scheduled maintenance for your vehicle is preventative in many ways: it prevents overspending, can help prevent accidents, and prevents your car from breaking down from bigger issues in the future. All that preventative maintenance means is giving your car regular maintenance to support its functioning and prevent anything from going awry. Below, we go over the principles of a successful preventative maintenance schedule to help you save time and money.  Know what needs to get done to your car weekly, monthly, and yearly. To be successful at preventative maintenance, you need to know what’s to be done to your vehicle to prevent accidents, break-downs, and other issues to be prevented.    Most familiarly, you may know how important it is to get oil changes, brake checks, and t ... read more

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Let’s Remember The Fallen American Heroes

Let’s Remember The Fallen American Heroes

Let’s Remember The Fallen American Heroes Photo by Vivek Kumar on Unsplash    On Monday, we get to celebrate America’s Independence Day. However, the Fourth-of-July celebration often feels like it goes all month long, especially here in Louisville, when the weather is good. We’ll continue to BBQ, celebrate, and express our gratitude for those who have served and continue to serve. Don’t forget amid all your plans to take some time to remember the fallen heroes this year.  Ways To Remember The Fallen American Heroes A passing thought may be all you have the capacity for, especially if you’ve recently gone through a loss. However, if you don’t know where to start, there are many creative and easy ways to h ... read more

Heat and Adventures Are Coming. Are You Ready?

Heat and Adventures Are Coming. Are You Ready?

Photo by Vitaly Sacred on Unsplash Heat and Adventures Are Coming. Are You Ready? Summer is officially here, and most of us are super excited to embark on new adventures this year. With many summer activities to pick from, we recommend that you don't forget about taking care of your car this summer.   The heat brings out people who love going on road trips, and with road trips comes planning. Even if you are not planning to take your car on adventures with you this summer, check out this helpful list of tips to prepare your vehicle for the summer. Getting Your Car Ready For Summer Listen to your brakes: Do you hear a grinding noise or feel your brakes vibrating when applying the brakes? That could signify you need new brakes and should take them in for an inspection to be safe. It is possible they don't need replacing just yet, and might just need something tweaked ... read more

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Buying Your First Car Soon? Here’s What You Need To Know

Buying Your First Car Soon? Here’s What You Need To Know

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash Buying Your First Car Soon? Here’s What You Need To Know When the time has come for you to buy your first car, it can seem overwhelming. We often see people buying their first car at a young age, so it is easy to assume they can easily make mistakes while buying that first car.   It is more important than ever to become financially responsible and avoid paying unnecessary fees that could happen when buying a first car. We have created a list of tips that are sure to help first car buyers get the most for their money! Our Tips When Buying a First Car Create a budget: Often, our first thought when buying a first car is going for our "dream" car. However, this is the wrong way of going about it ... read more

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It’s National Vehicle Maintenance Month!

It’s National Vehicle Maintenance Month!

Photo by Clément M. on Unsplash It’s National Vehicle Maintenance Month! Spring is here, and most of us are looking forward to the warmer weather that lies ahead. We tend to get our spring cleaning done during this time, but have you considered that your car might need some love too?   April is National Vehicle Maintenance Month, which means it is a great time to start thinking about what you can do to make your car love you! Our cars are a great investment, and if you want to maximize their life and save yourself in the long run, follow these great tips during National Vehicle Maintenance Month! Our Best Tips Clean Your Car: Cleaning your car can go such a long way because it is a great way to spot something ... read more

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Preventive Maintenance Practices For The Warm Season

Preventive Maintenance Practices For The Warm Season

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Spring is the season where most want to get some spring cleaning done in preparation for the adventures that await in the warmer months ahead. Unfortunately, most of us fail to remember that our cars need as much attention and preparation as everything else in our lives.   When it comes to spring, our cars need to be checked out and looked at because, after the cold winter months, our cars could have undergone some changes that are hard to notice. We compiled helpful tips for you so you can keep your vehicle in its top performance for years to come!   Check your tires: Checking your tires goes much further than just checking for tire pressure. Our tires tend to put in more work during the winter months and therefore could be used up more than usual. If you plan on going into an auto shop, ask your mechanic to check for tire tread, which kee ... read more

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Movies For Hardcore Car Lovers

Movies For Hardcore Car Lovers

Photo by ArtisticOperations on Pixabay   Movies and cinema came along at the same time. It’s no small wonder that at some point along the way, we invented movie theaters where you can take your car. And cars have been an important part of cinema in all it’s genres– horror, comedy, action, espionage, science fiction, and even musicals!   Everyone has favorites, and we’ve been compiling a list of our favorites. Here’s a look at movies for hardcore car lovers!   Action - Gone In Sixty Seconds This remake still has some of the most amazing on-screen car scenes ever filmed.It’s a little silly, but it’s undeniably fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Pl4U8NZog   Sports - Ford vs. Ferrari The tale about how a small team got Ford to the top of the international ... read more

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The Winter Fuel Economy And How To Improve Yours

The Winter Fuel Economy And How To Improve Yours

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash   Although the Bluegrass state is not exactly the place you picture when it comes to cold weather, the winter in Kentucky is still authentic, and it can take its toll on your fuel economy for various reasons. In this article, we'll explore a couple of ways to reduce the effect of the cold on your vehicle through creativity, ingenuity, and caution.   Stop Car Idling: Leaving your car idling for too long to warm up for a short or long trip is never a good idea. Your engine is good to go after 30 seconds anyway, and everything after that time mark is both overkill and quite dangerous for your fuel economy. Plus, there's the fact that you are contributing to the global carbon f ... read more

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