Meineke Car Care Center

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

Is your car ready for winter?

Come see your Meineke professionals today for a free coolant (antifreeze) inspection and test. Also, make sure to ask about our free battery and alternator tests, tire, belt and hose inspections.

Winter is the most common time for these components in your car to fail. Let’s make sure you are safe for the cold weather months! Call for an appointment.

Springdale, Arkansas Location: 3558 S Thompson (corner of Don Tyson and 71B) Springdale, AR 72764

Fort Smith, Arkansas Location: 4515 Towson Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901

Call: 479- 231-1215 (Springdale) or 479-274-8684 (Fort Smith) 

Barling Cruise Night - Fall 2016 - Rath Auto Resources

"Better Late than Never"

As always, Rath Auto Resources and Meineke Car Care Center are official sponsors of the Barling Cruise Night. Here are a few images from the (long ago) night :)

Ford F-150 EcoBoost: Fort Smith, AR Rath Auto Resources

This Ford F-150 has a powerful Twin Turbo Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 engine powering this Automatic transmission. Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Tailgate Rear Cargo Access, Steel Spare Wheel.*This Ford F-150 Comes Equipped with These Options *Side Impact Beams, Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer, Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags, Regular Box Style, Rear Cup holder, Rear Child Safety Locks, Pickup Cargo Box Lights, Outside temp gauge, Leaf Rear Suspension w/Leaf Springs, Glove box.

Come see this F-150 in person at Rath Auto Resources at 4515 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72701 or call for information at (479) 646-8251

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Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources
Ford F-150 Fort Smith Arkansas Rath Auto Resources

Maintenance Monday: Brake Pads

 Monday we have Maintenance Monday feature hosted by our service center expert, Garrett Mixon. This weeks feature is brake pads. Check out Garrett's video to learn what brake pads are, why they are important and what they do!

All About Engine Coolant

Engine coolant not only cools the engine, but also is a lubricant and has anti-corrosion additives. These additives break down over time and needs to be replaced. The type of coolant in your car will determine how often it will need to be replaced. There are two main types of coolant, Ethelyne Glycol and Propylene Glycol. Ethelyne Glycol is usually green and is toxic.  Never open the coolant reservoir with the engine hot. This is the stuff that you need to keep away from your pets. Propylene Glycol is more commonly used in modern cars because it is non-toxic and lasts longer. Both need to be checked regularly with a hydrometer. We check your coolant level every time you're in for an oil change here at our Meineke service department at Rath Auto Resources.

To schedule an appointment with our service department, follow this link : http://www.meineke.com/locations/ar/fort-smith-2200/?pid=2200#schedule-appointment

Written by: Garret Mixon - Service Advisor of Meineke Car Care Center of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Your Vehicles Tires { Rath Auto Fort Smith, Arkansas Used Car Dealer }

What are the best kind of tires? A lot of people ask what the best brand of tires are and there's not really a good answer for that. Many different tire manufacturers produce tires with benefits over the others and it really boils down to what exactly you are looking to get out of the tires. Here at Rath Auto Resources, our maintenance shop sells mainly Cooper/Mastercraft tires for several reasons, the main one being that they offer a true mileage warranty. If you purchase the Cooper CS5 it will come with an 80K mile true warranty.

How do you know if you need new tires? If you're unsure,  just look to Abraham Lincoln. Using a penny is a great way to judge your tread depth. Insert Lincoln head first into the tread, if you can see the top of his head its time for some new tires.

How often should my tires be rotated? Once you get new tires its very important to keep them rotated regularly. Rotating every 6-8K miles is perfect for maximizing tire life.

How do I know if my tires need more air? Maintaining proper inflation is just as important, your vehicle has a yellow placard inside the door jamb that will have the specific pressures required for your vehicle. If your tire pressure light stays on after you have properly inflated them, you may need to have the sensors programmed at a shop.

 

Written by: Garret Mixon