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Cooling System Services Help Prevent Overheating, Freezing and System Corrosion.

When coolant loses its protective additives, it will overheat and eventually break down. Then coolant becomes corrosive, causing rust and deposits and literally eating holes in cooling system components. Byproducts of corrosion damage clog the passageways that conduct the water through the radiator and choke off the flow. This may result in an overheated engine that may be damaged beyond repair.

At JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield Nixa MO, we know a Cooling Service is best done with BG. With the BG Cooling System Service, the entire cooling system is first cleaned with BG Universal Cooling System Cleaner and all debris and worn out coolant is completely removed from the system. Then, new premium coolant is added. BG Universal Super Cool® is also included to p ...

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When, Why And How Often Should Brakes Be Serviced?

It’s best to make sure your brakes are working properly with a brake system check every 12 months/15,000 miles or based on the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval that matches your vehicle’s operating conditions and your driving habits. Schedule an appointment for Brakes today at a JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield / Nixa MO, near you.

What is the service?

·        Properly working brakes are essential to vehicle safety, and maintenance is the key to reliable stopping power. Brake pads, shoes, drums and rotors are made of materials that wear down over time from heat and friction, even in normal driving conditions. When brake pads or shoes are in need of replacement, your vehicle may alert you with a dashboard indi ...

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How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

Oil changes are typically recommended within a certain mileage or time. Most common is every 3,000 miles or every three months, but which is best —mileage or time?

The experts at JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield Nixa MO, say go from the odometer, instead of the calendar. Driving has more impact on motor oil; for a car that is just sitting, the need to replace the oil is less. Oil-changes used to be much more often. Approximately 50 years ago, an oil change needed to be done every 500 miles. With some of today’s vehicles, the oil change frequency is greater than the 3,000-mile, some special performance oils suggest oil changes at 15,000 to 35,000 miles.



Climate and type of driving can factor how frequent you should change your oil. Variables such as extreme tempera ...

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The tires with the most tread should go on the rear.

At JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, Springfield Nixa MO, we believe it is best to put the tires with the most tread on the rear when replacing only two tires. Two new tires should always go to the back.

Tire manufacturers and safety organizations recommend that the better set of tires go on the back, even on a front-wheel-drive car. Putting tires with new tread on the front would help get you started well in the snow. But worn-out tires on the rear could cause the rear end to slide out when turning or stopping.

Because of the ability to steer the front tires, there is a better chance of maintaining control of the car if the front wheels slide than if the rear wheels slide. Once the back end starts to slide, it's a lot harder to control the car, and could result in an accident.

A single new tire should be paired on the ...

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Squealing or hard steering? We can help!

Today's cars typically have either the standard mechanical (reciprocating ball) steering or rack and pinion steering. The standard mechanical steering can be either power-assisted or non-power. Rack and pinion is almost always power-assisted, although there are rare cases where it is not.

Power steering is a system that is often overlooked in routine maintenance. But, imagine how driving would be without it! Over time, power steering fluid degrades.  When this happens, steering is noticeably more difficult.

Fluid contamination is the leading cause of component wear in power steering systems. Debris from component wear becomes suspended in the power steering fluid. As this contaminated fluid is pumped through the power steering system under very high pressure, it causes more abrasive wear in the pump and rack assembly, which leads to pump noise, erratic steering and ...

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