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Now is the Best Time for Vehicle Air Filter Replacement - Here’s Why!

Now is the Best Time for Vehicle Air Filter Replacement - Here’s Why!

September is almost over, and the worst fires of the season are behind us. Unfortunately, during the past weeks, your vehicle’s air filters bore the brunt of the smoke and ash that floated through the air. Normally we recommend air filter replacement every 12 months or so, but this year, the time to replace air filters is now.  Your vehicle likely has two air filters – cabin air filter that cleans the air you and your passengers breathe, and engine air filter which cleans the air used by the engine.  Both need to be replaced. Fortunately this can be accomplished during an oil service, so if your vehicle is due for one, you can get it all done at the same time. If your vehicle does not need oil service in the near future, we recommend making an appointment to change the air filters anyway – vehicle’s engine, and your lungs will benefit.  Adams Autoworx Albany offers complete automotive maintenance services and repairs. We work on most ... read more

4 Signs That Your Car Needs Wheel Alignment

4 Signs That Your Car Needs Wheel Alignment We normally don’t think of wheel alignment until we buy new tires, but Bay Area roads are in a bad state, and city streets are riddled with potholes, bumps, and occasional road work that makes it really easy for the wheels to get out of alignment. Albany suffers from bad road surface as much as any Bay Area town. To fix alignment problems caused by bad road surface, Adams Autoworx offers computerized Albany wheel alignment. Alignment machines are precision instruments that can detect very slight misalignment, even as slight as 1/100th of an inch. The main benefits of proper alignment are smoother ride and better vehicle control. With proper wheel alignment, your vehicle will experience slower tire wear and better fuel economy. So check your vehicle for these signs of wheel alignment issues: Your vehicle pulls to the right of left Vehicle handling problems The steering wheel is not straight when driving on a straight roadway Unev ... read more