Yearly Archives: 2013

10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

Who doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet. Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires. Tire Inflation- Proper tire inflation for driving conditions will promote a smoother, more efficient ride. Tire inflation should be watched more in temperature extremes, and should be checked only when the tires are cool and have not been driven on recently. Wheel Balance- I ... read more

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Tires 101

Lex Brodie's FAST LUBE is NOW OPEN

Lex Brodie's FAST LUBE is NOW OPEN

I'm sure we have all been there....Our vehicle needs to have an oil change, but we just don't have the time to get it done. So we keep driving until we have a day off in our schedule, only to realize that all the places we called- have no openings for the day. =( Now you don't have to worry. We're here to make life easier for you! =) The Lex Brodie's FAST LUBE facility is NOW OPEN in KONA!  The next time you are in the Kona area, just drive-up and the FAST LUBE PIT CREW will take care of you. Super Fast and Convenient and the Best Part: NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED! Full Service oil changes can be done in 10-15 minutes! Plus our FAST LUBE PIT CREW will top off all your fluids, inspect your belts & hoses, lube your chassis, inspect exterior lights, wash exterior windows (could use these guys at my house), and even give you a FREE quick alignment check if you have time for it. Come by and check out our new facility located at the corner of Kuakini High ... read more

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CHECKING YOUR PRESSURE

CHECKING YOUR PRESSURE

CHECKING YOUR PRESSURE @ the ACS-HILO HEART WALK It was a beautiful day in Hilo at the Liliuokalani Gardens/Isles Park on Saturday March 2. That was the day of the 16th Annual ACS Hilo Heart Walk & Health Fair. The program started at 7am in the morning with over 1000 people buzzing around the tents & tables filled with information about leading a healthier lifestyle.  This event brings the community together to educate them about the risks of heart disease, how to know the signs of a stroke and what we need to do to avoid a heart attack. Lex Brodie’s Tire had the pleasure to be one of the businesses participating in this event.  We focused on Checking Your Pressure. Padaabum! I know, a little play on words since we focused on checking your tire pressure, but an important procedure none the less.  And to make LEX BRODIE’S totally legit for the Health Fair, we teamed up with the College of Pharmacy to do blood pressure checks ... read more

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How to Jump Start your vehicle using jumper cables

As a driver, one of the more common problems that you will need to learn how to troubleshoot is a dead battery. This is usually a common occurrence during wintertime or near summertime, when the weather brings in a sudden drop or increase in temperatures. Or, you might have left an accessory turned on, such as your dome lamp or headlamps. A discharged battery will make it difficult or even impossible to start the car. In these events, a manual or standard transmission vehicle has an advantage, because you can push start them and the motor will turn over with the right combination of speed and gear. However, automatic vehicles use a torque converterto transfer power from the engine to the wheels, and you cannot use push-starting to get the motor running. It’s important to learn how to properly use and connect jumpercables. Otherwise, improper use might result in explosions. Or, you can even damage your car’s onboard computer. For this instructional, we ... read more

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