Selecting tires is an important decision that affects the safety, performance, and cost of owning a motor vehicle.
Just as important as selecting the right tires is to have those tires installed and balanced by a trained technician. Without proper installation and balancing, you may find that your vehicle ‘pulls’ to one side, your steering wheel shakes, or you’re spending more money on gas.
CJ's Tire provides a wide range of services, including the following:
You probably don’t think about your vehicle’s A/C system - until it fails you. Your air conditioning system’s job is to keep you cool and comfortable and when it doesn’t do its job, you can be in for a sweaty and uncomfortable ride. CJ’s ASE-certified technicians can recharge your system orexamine it to see if there is a leak – and if there is, they'll stop it in their tracks before it can affect anything else.
Air filters and cabin air filters keep you and your engine breathing easier. The engine air filter helps ensure optimal fuel combustion and engine performance while the cabin air filter helps to improve the interior air quality for you and your passengers.
Belts and hoses will degrade over time and can crack, split, swell or burst. Routine examination and replacement of these parts can save you time and money over the life of your vehicle.
Your vehicle’s braking system is one of the most important systems on your vehicle - the safety of you and your passengers depends upon brakes that work properly. Regular inspections and maintenance are essential for all brake system components, including the brake pedal, cylinders, brake lines and fluid, calipers, rotors or drums, and disc pads or shoes. With CJ’s Tire & Automotive technicians examining your brakes, you can have the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your car will come to a stop.
Over time, oil gets dirty. When your vehicle’s oil gets dirty, it becomes more viscous and abrasive, which makes it less effective in lubricating and can increase wear to your engine. Make sure you get your oil changed every 3,000 to 7,000 miles, in order to keep your engine running efficiently.
If you are experiencing difficulties starting your vehicle or just want to know how much life is left in your battery, one of our ASE-certified technicians can evaluate the condition of your vehicle’s starting and charging system for free. We will give you a printout showing the results of the battery test, starter test, and charging system test. If your battery needs to be replaced, we exclusively use Duracell – the name that stands for ultimate durability and life, maximum power in extreme situations and continuous further product development. Duracell Automotive Batteries are constructed to deliver maximum performance and reliable starting every single day, and in all conditions.
Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road, with your vehicle’s hood up and your engine steaming? One of the leading causes of mechanical breakdown on the highway is a cooling system failure. Rust, corrosion, scale build-up and chemical break-down all contribute to it. Having your cooling system inspected can save you a lot of money and time spent on the side of the road.
A regular service schedule can help keep your vehicle running at it’s best and save you money, by improving your fuel economy and preventing big repairs by taking care of little repairs along the way. Scheduled maintenance must be completed in order to keep your warranty valid. Always check your owner’s manual for specifics regarding your vehicle.
Undetected problems can compromise your safety and lead to expensive vehicle repairs. Our Multi-Point Inspection can help take the worry out vehicle ownership and make sure you roll down the road safely. Our free 20-point inspection is a thorough review of all major systems in your car and makes sure that you are completely up to date on recommended factory maintenance.
Just as you need to a schedule a yearly physical to ensure your continued good health, your vehicle needs an annual safety inspection. In fact, Pennsylvania requires it! Most counties in Pennsylvania also require an emissions inspection to help keep the air clean.
Proper tire installation enables tires to function fully and correctly. Every tire purchase from CJ’s Tire & Automotive includes professional installation. This means mounting, computerized balancing, standard valve stem replacement, TPMS reset and lifetime tire rotations. When price shopping, make sure that your tire price quote includes complete installation, because most competitors charge extra for it.
The balance, stability and smoothness of your vehicle, ensures a comfortable ride for you and your passengers and your car’s steering and suspension are what makes this possible. The steering and suspension components are also responsible for your vehicle’s ability to avoid accidents.
Properly balanced wheels can improve driver safety, reduce tire wear, increase fuel efficiency and minimize steering wheel vibration leading to a smoother, more comfortable ride. Even the smallest difference in balance can create vibration. Multiply by 4 wheels and it all adds up. If you are experiencing a vibration in your steering wheel or if your tires have an irregular wear pattern, your tires may be out of balance.
Unfortunately, if you have a vehicle, you’ve probably had a flat tire. Whether it was from hitting a pothole, picking up road debris, a slow leak, a leaky valve stem or a bead leak, CJ’s Tire & Automotive can get you back on the road quickly and safely.
Rotating your tires on a regular basis will help you get the most out of your tire investment, by ensuring a longer tread life, better gas mileage and a smoother ride. Regular tire rotations are an essential part of tire maintenance and will help your tires to wear more evenly, which will make them last longer.
The purpose of the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your vehicle is to warn you that at least one or more of your tires are significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. If your vehicle’s TPMS warning indicator light comes on and stays on, it means that your tire pressure has dropped 25% or more below the manufacturer’s recommended level and you should either check your pressure or bring it to one of CJ’s Tire & Automotive’s locations.
Tune-ups can extend the life of your vehicle and decrease the need to replace engine parts that are vulnerable to wear and tear. The majority of automobiles need to have tune-ups every 30,000- 50,000 miles. Normal tune-ups may protect against future engine complications, while recognizing and replacing worn out parts. Keeping a regular tune-up timetable will help your vehicle last much longer, sustain a higher gasoline mileage, and boost efficiency.
A Valvoline™ VPS Brake Fluid Exchange will remove old, contaminated brake fluid and replace it with fresh fluid. Old brake fluid absorbs moisture, reducing your car’s stopping power and causes corrosion, sluggish brake response and premature failure.
A Valvoline™ VPS Radiator/Cooling System Service will help remove the buildup of deposits in your engine which can block the flow of antifreeze to your engine, leading to overheating, freezing, rust, corrosion and inconvenient breakdown.
A Valvoline™ VPS Fuel System Service will help remove the buildup of deposits in your fuel system which can cause blockages that lead to lost acceleration, rough idling and hesitation.
A Valvoline™ VPS Power Steering Service will help remove the buildup in old fluid, which can cause stiff steering, squealing, fluid leaks and eventual system failure.
A Valvoline™ VPS Transmission Fluid Service will help remove the buildup of deposits in the transmission fluids, which can cause debris, resulting in overheating, delayed shifting and transmission failure.
Properly aligned wheels will help you to get the most out of your tire investment by helping to ensure that all tires wear evenly. Improper alignment is the leading cause of premature tire wear and could reduce the lifetime of your tires by thousands of miles.