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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Memphis

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Memphis automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every profession in Memphis has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. On the automotive side, industry associations and professional licensing organizations are very committed to high ethical standards.Yet some people remain uncomfortable with Memphis automotive service and repair. It may start with the fact that our vehicles are a big investment and we rely on them for so much in our lives. That alone guarantees our attention. And how well we understand the recommendations really impacts our comfort level.If we understand what's recommended and the benefits of taking care of the work – and the pitfalls of putting it off ... read more

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Memphis

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Memphis, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Memphis drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in Memphis is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your Tennessee driver's license or even jail time.Your jurisdiction may require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able. Warn other motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood. Call Memphis emergency services as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.You should always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if everything seems to ... read more

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Automotive News

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Memphis

A lot of people get custom wheels in Memphis. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Allen's Automotive Center tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your Memphis driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in Memphis like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.Also, most Memphis drivers don't realize that you need to keep the rolling diameter of ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Allen's Automotive Center: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Memphis drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Memphis drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If you live in Tennessee where there is a lot of wet weather, flying insects, or you do a lot of highway driving, you may want to upgrade to a more advanced design or premium quality wiper blade. Your friendly and professional Allen's Automotive Center service advisor can share the options available for your vehicle and help you decide which wiper blades are optimal for you.Give us a call.Allen's Automotive Center1195 WINFIELD AVE.Memphis, Tennessee 3811690

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