Do I need to replace the brake rotors when I replace the brakes?

We need to know a bit more to answer that question. Most of the time we can resurface the rotors to bring them back to a like new surface, we use an on the car lathe to accomplish this. We have to measure the thickness of the rotor because there is a minimum that it can be cut to, below that minimum we have to replace the rotor. If you have driven the brakes until they were scraping the rotor you can bet we will have to replace them as well.

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Do I need to replace the brake rotors when I replace the brakes?

I have a nail in my tire should I have it patched or plugged?

Always have the tire patched. I’m sure many of you just like me have plugged a tire in the past and had no problem, unfortunately that’s not the case with everyone. There have been many times that at high speed the plug has come out, the tire deflate’s rapidly  and can cause loss of control of the car. Here at Poirier’s we no longer plug any tire, in order to keep you safe we only patch.

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I have a nail in my tire should I have it patched or plugged?

My car shakes at high speeds, around 65 m.p.h. what can I do to have this fixed?

Almost every time we have this kind of concern it turns out to be tire balance, you should stop in to your service center and let them know whats going on. They will check the tire balance and correct it if necessary.  Many times people confuse wheel alignment with causing a wheel shake, alignment won’t do this. Alignment can correct a tire wear issue or a pull to the left or right.

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My car shakes at high speeds, around 65 m.p.h. what can I do to have this fixed?

My car seems to have no power when I accelerate, what could be the problem?

There are many things that can cause this problem, here are just a few.  A clogged fuel filter, a bad fuel pump, a bad mass air flow sensor, a bad ignition coil, all the way to a bad computer that operates the fuel injection.  Your first step is to get your car to your service center for a scan and diagnosis.

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My car seems to have no power when I accelerate, what could be the problem?

I need two tires on the front of my car, do they need to be the exact same tires as the rear?

Rule of thumb it’s always best to keep the same tires all the way around on your car, if that’s not possible you must keep the same tire left and right on the same axle.  Different tread designs react to road conditions like rain differently, if you have different tires on your car each one will push water at a different rate causing more or less grip to the road, and maybe causing loss of control of your car.

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I need two tires on the front of my car, do they need to be the exact same tires as the rear?

Is it important to change the oil filter at every oil change?

Yes, you should always change the filter at each oil change, it’s a cheep insurance policy to protect your engine. Normal engine operation will leave contaminates floating  in your oil, the filter removes these contaminates and stops them from hurting the engine. Just as important as changing the filter is to have the oil itself changed at the proper intervals. here’s a picture of a very overdue oil and filter change, the engine this filter came from has major damage, and major dollars in repair.

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Is it important to change the oil filter at every oil change?