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Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tire offers higher speed rating

In Tires and Wheels by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Goodyear has designed a tire for utility and boat trailers.

The Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tire offers various perks for users.

A higher speed rating is one of them.

“They raised the speed rating from where it used to be only 55 mile an hour and you can take it up to 87 miles per hour,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire owner Scott Whitling said.

Drivers who use a tire that’s rated for 55 miles per hour can cause the tire to overheat and the materials of the tire to wear down.

The trailer tire , according to Whitling, is able to carry 2,039 pounds.

“Just make sure you keep the maximum amount of tire pressure in the tire to keep that load rating,” Whitling said.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is a Goodyear tire dealer. It carries a range of tires, and is happy to help customers decide the best tires for them and their vehicle. 

 

 

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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire wins ‘Best Auto Repair’

In Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was recently recognized by a Prince William County publication.

The Woodbridge-based shop was named “Best Auto Repair” in the 2018 Prince William Times Readers’ Choice Award.

Through the contest, community members could vote for local businesses and services.

“We are humbled by the recognition,” Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire Owner Scott Whitling said. “We like participating with and being part of the community.”

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Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire named ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’

In Promotions by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge has been voted “Best Auto Repair Shop” in InsideNOVA’s 2018 Best of Prince William Awards.

The Best of Prince William contest allows community members to vote for organizations that stand out.

“It’s an honor to be voted ‘Best Auto Repair Shop’ in Prince William County. We really appreciate the people who voted for us and choose to use a local, family-owned business,” Service Manager Jon Connor said. We appreciate the community support and enjoy supporting many community organizations.”

Last year, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was named “Best Automotive Repair Shop” in Virginia Living.

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Meet Jon: Service Manager of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire

In Uncategorized by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire has a new team member.

Jon Connor is the repair shop’s new Service Manager.

In his new role, Connor is responsible for overseeing the technicians and service advisers.

He also manages the parts and service that comes through the business.

Before Connor began working at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, he served as a Service Adviser and Service Manager at Passport Infiniti.

He has previously worked at Volkswagen, as well.

Connor has been interested in cars since he was a child.

For a while, he worked in construction. When the 9/11 attacks occurred, Connor decided to leave the industry.

“So, I was just a guy looking for a job, and I got into [the automotive industry] and started to enjoy it and realized that I was good at it” he said.

Outside of work, Connor enjoys spending time with his wife and 8-year-old daughter.

“We spend a lot of time together, and do pretty much everything together,” he said.  

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Jeep alignments impacted by tires, parts used in lift kit

In Alignment by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Jeeps are very popular.

Not only are they rugged, but they’re also one of the easier vehicles to customize.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is equipped to perform alignments on stock Jeeps as well as Jeeps that have lift kits and larger tires.

A lifted Jeep’s alignment can be impacted by the type of tires used. They can give it a pull as it’s driven down the road.

The type of parts used in the lift kit is another factor.  

The higher quality lift kit, the easier it is to bring everything into specification.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire checks the suspension components, such as ball joints and bushings. They also check the steering components, including tie rod ends.

The alignment of a Jeeps should be checked when new tires are put on. It should also be checked once a year.

Jeeps owners who go off-roading should have the alignment checked at least twice a year or when they feel that there’s an issue as they’re driving down the highway.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is asking those who use their Jeeps for off-roading to power wash underneath the vehicle before bringing them in for an alignment.

This allows the repair shop to fix it more quickly.