Almira Tire Of Lakewood
Auto Repair - Full Service Shop
engine | brake | tire | clutch/transmission

call for appointment: 216-228-7227

The warranty on your new vehicle
stays in effect when maintenance
is performed here.
We are legally authorized to fulfill maintenance obligations on all vehicles, even new ones, and when we use appropriate parts and procedures, the vehicle's manufacturer is bound to honor its warranty obligations.
Your vehicle's care starts at 00001 miles.

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Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

18123 Detroit Ave. - Lakewood OH, 44107
Phone: (216) 228-7227


"serving Lakewood and surrounding areas for over 50 years"

Basic Car Care Tips

To schedule your appointment call: 216-228-7227

Basic Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Something as basic as checking the oil can go a long way toward improving the safety and reliability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. The basic maintenance procedures to keep your car operating at its best:
  • Check the oil, filters and fluids.
    Oil should be checked at every fill-up, and for maximum engine life, it should be changed per the owner's manual recommended intervals or every three months or 3,000 miles. Brake, transmission, power steering, coolant and windshield washer fluids should also be checked regularly. Your car's filters, including those for the transmission, fuel system and interior ventilation, need regular inspection and replacement.

  • Check the brake system
    Have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.

  • Inspect hoses
    At each oil change and have them replaced when leaking, brittle, cracked, rusted, swollen or restricted. Check V-belts and serpentine belts for looseness and condition, and have them replaced when cracked, frayed, glazed or showing signs of excessive wear. Typically replace the timing belt between 60,000 and 90,000 miles or the interval specified in the owner's manual to avoid a breakdown or serious engine damage.

  • Check all tires pressure
    Including the spare, at least once a month. Check the tread for uneven or irregular wear and cuts and bruises along the sidewalls. Have your car's alignment checked at least annually to reduce tire wear and improve fuel economy and handling.

  • Check the battery connection
    It should be clean, tight and corrosion-free. The battery should be securely mounted. If it is three years old or more, the battery should be tested and replaced if necessary.

  • Inspect the exhaust system
    Looking for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.

  • Schedule a tune-up
    This will help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions.

  • Check the car's heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system
    The proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons, such as defrosting.

  • Inspect the steering and suspension system
    This should be done annually, including shock absorbers and struts, and chassis parts, such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.

  • Test exterior and interior lights
    Have bulbs that are not working checked/replaced immediately. Replace windshield wiper blades every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering for optimum wiping performance and safety.

To schedule your appointment call: 216-228-7227

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call for appointment: 216-228-7227