Auto Education

Automotive Know-How
From the Team you Trust

In this section, our Big O Tires technicians share some of the insider advice and ideas they give to their own friends and family. They'll shatter myths, satisfy curiosities, save you money, and maybe even point out what a tie rod actually looks like!

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY SHOCKS AND STRUTS ARE WORN OUT?

Take this easy test. Push down quickly and firmly on the front and rear of your vehicle. If there's excessive bouncing, you may need to replace your shocks and struts.

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WHAT DOES A BAD BALL JOINT SOUND LIKE?

Hear a clicking or snapping sound when you turn the wheel? That may be an early sign of ball joint failure.

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BRAKE WARNING SIGNS

Your vehicle normally gives you warning signals before your brakes reach the point of potential failure or the need or extensive repairs.

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