The easiest way to check the tread depth on your vehicle's tires is to use a penny. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln's head and a penny is dated within the last 3 years, your tire has 6/32" or more and is fine for safe driving. On a tire with 2/32nds or more of wear, you'll notice that the grooves are starting to become white. When you see that,...(read more)
09/21/22 - Tires: How Seasons Affect Pressure and Other Good Things to Know
Keeping your tires at the recommended psi (pounds per square inch) during each season can mean the difference between a smooth, safe drive and one that's bumpy and uncomfortable. Also, everyone knows the importance of having good tires for the winter weather. However,.... (read more)
09/09/22 - Tires: How to Check Tires & When is It Time for New Ones
Tire maintenance is important for your vehicle. Letting your tires get too low can damage the tire and even put you in danger on the road. Implementing routine tire maintenance for your vehicle is crucial for ensuring longevity and stability. At Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, we understand the importance of proper maintenance. Whether you drive a Honda Civic or an F-250......... (read more)
07/14/22 - It's Summer and It's Hot so Let's Talk About Air Conditioning
It’s worth noting that not all problems related to a car's air conditioning system are related to the system itself. Sometimes, if the air isn't coming out of the vents as it should, the problem can be as simple as a door not fully closing in front of the vent. Also, if a strange odor comes from your vents when your car's AC is on,.... (read more)
06/30/22 - Car Air Conditioning Care Can Save You $$
Do you have a car? Do you have air conditioning in that car? It's not necessary, but it is certainly nice to have. Some people don't even turn their AC on until the temperatures are at least in the high eighties or low nineties. But what exactly does your vehicle's air conditioning do? (read more)
12/25/17- Season of Giving
This year during the Athens Christmas Parade our sister business, Logan's Towing had the pleasure of pulling the parade float for Hope Haven Northeast Georgia. It is a private nonprofitcorporation whose primary purpose is to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in the Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties. (read more)
12/13/17- Life Hacks for Driving During the Holiday Season.
With the Christmas Holidays just around the corner, many of us will be on the road to travel and to visit loved ones. Whether you're going on a long road trip or just down the block, the roads are filled with uncertainty. Here are a few hacks and tips to make your journey easier this Holliday Season: (read more)
6/16/17- How Hot Is Too Hot For A Dog In A Car?
Those of us who are dog loversknow what a joy it is to have such a sweet companion. We often become so close to our animals that we like to have them as a travel companion. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to bring our dogs to work with us, and sometimes we like to bring our furry friends with us to run errands. But how hot is (read more)
6/07/17-How Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?
Manufacturuers recommend you change your transmission fluid every 30,000-60,000 miles depending on how heavily you use your vehicle. If you don't change your transmission fluid as often as recommended you will be lubricating your vehicle with metal shavings and other contaminants. This will ultimately shorten the life of your vehicle. It is impotant to regularly check the transmission levels between (read more)
6/02/17- We Care About Our Customers
We value each and every guest that walks through our door. We are truly grateful that you choose us to take care of all of your automotive needs. We feel honored that you trust us with your vehicle and we will never take advantage of that trust. We value honesty, and do our best to provide the best service we can to our wonderful customers. As an expression of gratitude we are going to (read more)
5/26/17-What To Check Before Taking A Road Trip
I don't know about y'all, but summer is my favorite season. Long, sunny days, beautiful weather, popsicles,trips to the beach, days spent by the pool, it's all so much fun! It's also the perfect season for road trips with a bunch of friends to check out the beautiful sights this country has to offer. One very important part of road trips is making sure the vehicle you will be driving is (read more)
5/19/17-What Should I Do If My Engine Overheats?
It's the worst feeling as a driver, seeing the hand on the temperature gage slowly (or not so slowly) creep up to let you know that your engine is overheating. Our instinct is to get to a safe place, so we take the first exit and drive a little ways to get to the nearest gas station or parking lot. However, that might not be a good idea. As soon as your car starts to overheat you should (read more)
5/12/17-My Steering Wheel Makes A Whining Noise
Does your steering wheel make a whining noise when you turn the wheel? Is it more difficult then usual to turn the steering wheel? The problem is your power steering system. Manufacturers recommend changing your power steering fluid every 30,000 miles as preventative maintenance for your car. Replacing the power steering fluid is cheap and can be done quickly, however if you (read more)
5/5/17-Why is my A/C Blowing Warm Air?
Here in the sweet, sweet south we know all about heat. We know one minute of stepping outside in the summertime is going to bring sweatbeads to our foreheads. We know how refreshing an ice cold Coca Cola is after a long day outside. We know that there's nothing better then jumping into a fresh, cool swimming hole or river on a hot day. Summertime in the south is (read more)
4/28/17- How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?
The air filter in your car is very imporant to your engine's performance. The air filter stops airborne debris from getting sucked into your car's engine. A clean air filter will cause your engine to run smoothly and efficiently. Your car's engine combines air and gasoline in the combustion chamber to create power. Over time your air filter can become clogged and dirty, not allowing the (read more)
4/25/17 - Spark Plugs
Think of a spark plug as a tiny bolt of lightning. The spark of electricity emitted by the spark plug creates ignition for the internal combustion needed to start your car. By putting the engine's pistons in motion your car can power up and stay powered up. Located in the engine of your car, spark plugs are built to (read more)
4/21/17- How Often Should I Change My Wiper Blades?
Rainy days are perfect for staying in and cuddling in your nice, warm bed and getting nuzzled in a good book. Unfortunately, for most of us we can't spend all day relaxing and listening to the sound of rain hitting the sidewalk. So we hop in our cars with our rain boots on and umbrellas in hand to travel to our various responsibilities. Our car's wipers allow us to (read more)
4/14/17 - Fuel Injectors
The engine of a vehicle requires three different key ingredients in order to power the vehicle and create enough rotation for the wheels to move. Inside an engine, the process of internal combustion allows the engine to power the vehicle. Internal combustion results from the mixture of gas, oxygen and heat created by the spark plugs within an engine's cylinders. One of the most important (read more)
3/30/2017 - Back- Up Camera on a Horse Trailer
When most people think about having their vehicle serviced at Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, they think about oil changes, fluid flushes, car repairs, and other traditional auto maintenance and repair services. We love providing these services for the people of Athens, Georgia; however, we also love breaking the mold of a typical auto repair garage. We have serviced all types of vehicles over the years, but most people do not know that we (read more)
3/21/2017 - Why Can't You Patch My Tire?
Over the years, the automotive industry has garnered a general distrust from the public, and unfortunately, some auto repair shops in existence have earned that distrust. Honest and trusting relationships are so important in the automotive industry because a consumer must trust their automotive repair and care providers to provide fair, quality work on their vehicles (read more)
3/17/2017 - Why Should I Get a Fluid Flush?
If it isn't broke, we don't fix it. We don't think to have our oil changed every 5,000 miles, and we don't think to routinely change the air filters. We are often guilty of ignoring our vehicle's warning lights or sounds of distress because the car still gets from point A to point B just fine. We live busy lives, and we often do not want to take time out of our day for car maintenance. (read more)
2/17/2017 - Why Shouldn't I Use Stop Leak in My AC?
Georgia always keeps us guessing what the weather will actually be like. A teeth-chattering, toe-numbing morning can warm up to a mild and warm afternoon. We find ourselves flipping the heat to air-conditioning dial in our vehicles from morning to afternoon, just to keep up with the outside temperature that minute (read more )
2/10/2017 - Why Should I Have My Wheels Aligned?
A wheel alignment involves working with suspension angles to ensure that the wheels have the correct angular relationship between the ground and the other wheels of the vehicle. Aligned wheels should be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. However, over time, the wheels stray away (read more )
2/32017 - Why Should I Get an Oil Change?
The day seems to go a lot smoother after the taste of freshly-brewed coffee. At Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, Jittery Joe’s Coffee fuels all of the technicians and office staff. Our morning coffee works miracles, and everyone seems to perform their jobs (read more )
1/27/2017 - Thinking About Buying a Used Car?
Nothing feels better than slipping behind the wheel of a new car. The steering wheel feels sleek under your hands. The mirrors need adjusting from the measurements of the previous, shorter owner, and the click of the seatbelt rings in your ears (read more )
1/17/2017 - Wheel Balance
When your ride runs rough and bumpy, unbalanced wheels could be the cause. A wheel becomes unbalanced when one section of the tire weighs more than another section of the tire. The asymmetrical weight distribution causes the tire to hop (read more )
12/28/2016 - Radiator Replacement
The radiator in a vehicle plays an important role in the engine cooling process. Cool air sucked through the radiator keeps the coolant cool as it pumps through the engine. The coolant ultimately helps keep the engine's temperature down so that it does not overheat (read more)
12/23/2016 - Happy Holidays from Hopewell
In our own spin of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: The holidays are approaching/ And all through Hopewell/ Each employee worked hard/ To make every ride "Swell!" (read more)
12/22/2016 - There's a Beetle in the Building!
A Beetle was in the building here at Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, and no, we do not mean the flying kind with six legs and an exoskeleton. Instead, this Beetle crafted by Volkswagen gets around on four wheels with a shocking lime green body. (read more)
12/21/2016 - Why Hopewell?
The second that you walk through the doors of Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, Jeremy greets you with a smile. Jeremy believes in giving each individual who walks through the door service that goes above and beyond expectation. Not long ago, Jeremy stood on the other side of the counter. (read more)
12/15/2016 - Battery Replacement
At Hopewell Tire & Auto Repair, we make sure that your ride is ready to hit the road before you leave the shop. We care about you, and we want to make sure that you can always get where you're going. (read more)rea
12/12/2016 - Oil Pan Gasket Replacement
Oil makes the engine's job easier by lubricating the engine's parts so that the engine can run smooth. In addition, oil also cleans the surfaces, keeps the engine cool, prevents the excessive wear of parts, inhibits corrosion... (read more)
12/9/2016 - Replacing a Head Gasket
Out in the shop, Alex had to replace a blown head gasket. Head gaskets often blow due to the extremely high engine temperatures that often result from low coolant in the radiator. (read more)
12/8/2016 - Brake Job - Car Maintenance
Today, Victor and Travis were out getting their hands dirty with a brake job. We know that you are busy and constantly on-the-go, and stopping for car maintenance feels like the last thing on your priority list. (read more)
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