It's Car Care Awareness Month

April 3rd, 2017

At St Lucie Battery & Tire, we know that everyone is trying to get a few more miles out of their vehicles and make their auto repair dollars go a little farther. Every spring, automotive maintenance comes to the front and center since April is National Car Care Month! The folks at the Car Care Council would like to remind you of a few things to take note of for National Car Care Month…things that may just help keep your car on the road and running right a little bit longer!

Car Care Awareness Month

Tires: It’s easy to take your tires for granted, but it’s also a big mistake. Check your tires regularly for signs of excess wear and remember that front tires that are worn on the inside or outside edge most likely mean an alignment pr ...[more]

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What Happens To My Old Oil After an Oil Change?

September 29th, 2014
oil changes west palm beach flUsed motor oil is some nasty stuff. It’s smelly and dirty, and so hazardous to the environment that a single gallon of motor oil that makes its way to the water supply can pollute a million gallons of water. 
 
At St. Lucie Battery & Tire in Fort Pierce, FL, we’re committed to doing the right thing with waste motor oil, and we thought you might like to know what happens with the stuff after it’s drained from your car’s crankcase. Used oil is contaminated with particles of carbon and metal, as well as chemical by-products from the combustion process. Much of waste motor oil is actually re-refined so that it can be used as a lubricating oil again. 
 
In re-refining, ...[more]
  Tags: auto repair, oil change
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Auto Repair and Tire Safety Tips to Travel the Road Ahead

August 15th, 2014

tires auto repair west palm beachWhen considering the safety of your vehicle, what features first come to mind? Perhaps airbags, or seatbelts, but what about tires? Easily overlooked, tires are undoubtedly one of the most important safety features of any vehicle. No matter where the road may lead, furnishing your vehicle with proper tires to combat any weather condition and driving situation is imperative to vehicle safety. Whether you are coming to an abrupt stop, driving through a light drizzle, or going home on the afternoon commute, having correctly maintained tires could prevent a tire or tread related accident.

Technicians of St. Lucie Battery and Tire understand the importance of servicing tires and maintaining road ready auto repair. The store manager of S ...[more]

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Common Summer Auto Repairs

June 24th, 2014

auto repair st lucie battery and tireby: Hank Smith

 

There are few things more freeing than taking a drive during the summer months. Whether you are cruising around town or going cross-country, there is something simplistically wonderful about the sun on your skin and wind in your hair. Despite our fun in the sun, summer heat can take a devastating toll on our vehicles. There are a few regular summer auto repairs to make yourself aware of before heading out on these warm summer drives.

Always pay attention to the running temperature of your vehicle, especially during the summ ...[more]

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