Back in the 70s or 80s, you were lucky to get 130,000 miles out of a car before it went to the scrapyard. Today, at Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Lafayette, LA, we often see cars with 200,000 miles or more and still going strong. That’s due to improved machining and build quality, but even with all those changes and improvements in automotive technology, though, one thing hasn’t changed. Just like 40 or 50 years ago, the easiest way to ensure you’ll get the most out of your car is to get your oil and filter changed at regular intervals, and that’s something ...[more]
Comparable to most auto repairs- complications with vehicle brakes are notably less complex when addressed before becoming a major issue. However, many drivers are not familiar with their brake systems, thus when signs of damage appear they are unrecognized. Consult the certified technicians of Chabill's Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA and Lafayette, LA to assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about brake repair detection signs and what steps to take when brakes wear down.
Recognizable indicators of necessary brake repair often begins with familiar noises of unpleasant grinding, squealing and rubbing. Dismissing unnatural noises is detrimental to the lifeline of any vehicle as vehicle disrepair is already in the works. Chabill's Tire & Auto Service unders ...[more]
Multiple different inspections and auto repairs go into keeping a vehicle safe and road ready. Scheduling regular oil changes, checking belts and ensuring filters are clear is only the beginning of the long list vehicle owner tackle multiple times a year with their vehicle. Amidst all these auto repairs it can be easy to forget one of the most important safety feature of any vehicle- the tires. Using these helpful hints and the expert service on any technician of Chabill's Tire & Auto Service in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge, LA area vehicle owners can easily keep their vehicle road ready for whatever life brings.
Providing the best tires and auto repair in Lafayette and Baton Rouge, LA since 1968, Chabill's Tire & A ...[more]
In this economy we do anything to save a dollar: not going on vacation, eating in, buying generic and even skipping routine auto maintenance. Skipping an oil change or brake check to save a buck seems harmless in the short run, but exactly how harmless is skipping one oil change? The average American spends $120 a year on oil changes, while the average engine replacement is over $4,000. While skipping one oil change might seem frugal in the moment, it could be very costly in the long run.
Save penny pinching for the grocery store. At Chabill's Tire & Auto Service staff understands you are on a tight budget and wants to help their thrifty customers in the Baton Rouge/Lafayette area by providing $10 off oil, lube and filter changes at all 14 locatio ...[more]
If you have ever suffered the panic of a weak or dead car battery, you'll know what a frustration it is. If the battery dies for no obvious reason, it may be time for a replacement. Like any other battery, car batteries need to be replaced when they begin to wear out. Here are some battery facts that may help you decide if you need to replace the battery:
The battery is a vital component of all cars. A car without a battery is like a human without a heart. Car batteries are made in different qualities. A good battery can last for over five years with proper care. However, battery failure can occur in as little as three years, depending on the usage, maintenance and seasonal temperatures. Repeated drain, such as forgetting to turn off your li ...[more]
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