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FREE TIMING BELT!

From 2/15 thru 3/31, we’ll be giving away FREE TIMING BELTS* to promote good engine care & optimum reliability!

It’s crucial that your car’s TIMING BELT be replaced at or before the manufacturer’s recommended interval. A broken timing belt can leave you stranded and, in many cases, cause severe internal engine damage.

Don’t take a chance being stuck on the road with a costly repair. Call or stop in today & take advantage of this spectacular chance to SAVE!

CALL NOW (636) 946-5900 or schedule an appointment online at: www.SparksTireAndAuto.com

Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-5900

BUSINESS HOURS:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sat-Sun: Closed

#automotive #timingbelt #stcharlesmissouri #automotivebelts #carrepair #maintenance #heaterhose #hoses #enginedamage #engine

*Most cars. Excludes carry-out. Free timing belt offer requires installation at our repair shop. Installation extra. Additional parts & labor may be required. Offer valid only while supplies last. See store for full details. Valid 2/15/18 - 3/31/18
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FREE BELTS & HOSES!

The LAST thing you want is to be stranded by a broken belt or a blown hose. You could also do SERIOUS, EXPENSIVE damage to your engine if it overheats!

From February 15th thru March 31st, Get FREE BELTS & HOSES!* It’s a great deal for you to be SAFE and SAVE money!

CALL NOW (636) 946-5900 or schedule an appointment online at: www.SparksTireAndAuto.com

Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-5900

BUSINESS HOURS:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sat-Sun: Closed

*Most cars. Excludes carry-out. Free belts & hoses offer requires installation at our repair shop. Installation, coolant & additional parts, as needed, extra. Offer valid only while supplies last. See store for full offer details. Valid 2/15/18 - 3/31/18

#autorepair #automotive #serpentinebelt #stcharles #missouri #carmaintenance #carcare #radiatorhose
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SHOCKTOBER - Buy 2 Get 2 FREE
Only During The Month of OCTOBER
Buy 2 Monroe Gas Struts or Shocks and get 2 of equal or lesser value absolutely FREE, when purchased with installation and alignment.

You must bring in this flyer and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Call SPARKS TIRE & AUTO NOW
to schedule your appointment!
636.946.5900

PLUS ... This is THE best deal we have to offer on these all year! Get Up To An $80 VISA® Prepaid Card From now through October 31st, get up to an $80 Visa® Prepaid Card when you purchase qualifying NAPA or Rancho ride control products during the promotional period.

*Offer valid September 1st - October 31st, 2017 at participating locations.
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SHOCKTOBER - Buy 2 Get 2 FREE !!!
Only During The Month of OCTOBER - Buy 2 Monroe Gas Struts or Shocks and get 2 of equal or lesser value absolutely FREE, when purchased with installation and alignment.

Call SPARKS TIRE & AUTO NOW
to schedule your appointment!
Ph. 636.946.5900

You must bring in this flyer and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
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Brake Rotor Problems

Disc brakes are called disc brakes because of the big metal disc – or rotor – that spins with the wheel. The brake pads rub against the rotor to slow the vehicle. In technical terms, the motion energy of the moving vehicle is transferred into heat energy by the brakes. The job of the rotor is to absorb that heat and dissipate it into the atmosphere. To do that effectively, the rotor needs a certain amount of mass (measured by the thickness of the rotor) and a good surface to mate with the brake pads. Let’s talk about those two things.

First is the thickness. A new rotor is nice and thick. It can absorb a lot of heat and dissipate it effectively. Over time, the rotor will wear away slightly. If it wears away too much, there is not enough metal to take care of this heat transfer, and the vehicle will not brake as well. In fact, each rotor is stamped with the minimum thickness the rotor must have. When the rotor reaches this “discard thickness," it must be replaced.

Next in our consideration is the rotor surface. Now this is not just about the quality of the rotor’s surface but also about how evenly the brake pad sweeps the rotor. Several things can affect the “swept area” of the rotor. A common problem is a scored – or scratched – rotor. When brake pads wear past the point at which they should be replaced, metal parts of the brake can come in contact with the rotors and grind grooves into the rotor. Imagine putting new brake pads on a scored rotor. The pad would only contact the ridges. This can significantly reduce the contact area and hurt braking performance. When a rotor has been scored, it may be able to be resurfaced on a brake lathe which smooths the surface. If the rotor is not thick enough to be resurfaced, it must be replaced.

Another common rotor problem is something called run out. This is when the rotor is slightly off axis (crooked) so the brake pads do not contact the rotor fully and evenly. Run out is measured in thousandths of an inch, so we are talking very small variations that can affect braking. Run out can be caused by a bit of dirt or rust between the brake rotor and the wheel hub, or even by slight variations in the mating surfaces of the brake and hub. Your technician can determine the cause and take the appropriate measures to restore proper brake pad contact.

When run out is not detected and corrected early, the rotor itself can wear unevenly, leading to thickness variations. This condition is called parallelism because the inboard and outboard surfaces of the rotor are no longer parallel. The variations are small, measured in 10 thousandths of an inch, but they can significantly affect braking performance because of limited brake pad contact. This condition used to be referred to as “warped” rotors, but that term is inaccurate. If the rotor is still thick enough, the brake technician will correct the underlying run out problem and resurface the rotor to restore the contact surface. If the rotor is severely worn, it must be replaced.

So if you hear a grinding sound when you brake, get your brakes inspected at Sparks Tire & Auto as soon as you can to avoid possible rotor damage. With run out and parallelism, you may feel a pulsation in the pedal as you brake. If you feel a pulsation or if your pedal feels unusually soft or hard, take your vehicle in for an inspection. A qualified brake technician at Sparks Tire & Auto using quality brake parts can get you safely running – and stopping –as soon as possible.

Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St. Charles, Missouri 63303
Ph. (636) 946-5900

website: www.SparksTireAndAuto.com

#brakes #brakeservice #brakerotor #autocare #stcharles #stlouis #brake
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AUTO REPAIR SERVICE - St. Charles Missouri

Have an issue with your vehicle? Stop by our shop as soon as possible so that we may diagnose the problem for you. We have the ability to diagnose and repair a wide range of vehicle systems and we always use the best quality parts available. Watch our Video of vehicles we've service from A to Z.

SPARKS TIRE & AUTO
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St Charles, MO 63303
Ph. 636-946-5900

Video Source:
https://youtu.be/ncv8WsNX7-4

#autorepair #carcare #importvehicles #domesticvehicle #carservice #allmakesandmodels
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1958 Chevrolet Apache Truck - Restore

Contact Sparks Tire & Auto to restore your baby, or get the most out of its performance.

Sparks Tire & Auto
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St. Charles MO.
Ph. 636-946-5900

Check out some of our other video's at:
http://sparkstireandauto.com/custom_performance.html

Video Source:
https://youtu.be/200-pTrQA_Q

#apachetruck #stcharles #stloius #missouri #restoreclassics #chevyapache
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1968 Chevy Camaro - Custom Performance

At SPARKS TIRE & AUTO in St Charles, Missouri, we are the go-to guy in the area when it comes to custom performance. See all of our classic vehicles at:
http://sparkstireandauto.com/custom_performance.html

SPARKS TIRE & AUTO
1665 Scherer Parkway
St Charles, Missouri 63303
Ph. 636-946-5900

Video Source:
https://youtu.be/1_HjyfShdqI

#customperformance #1968camaro #camaros # StCharles #autorepair #missouri #restoreclassics

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Custom Lift

Sparks Tire & Auto in St. Charles Missouri can upgrade your Jeep body parts and suspension and get you on the way to building a formidable off-roading machine. Lift kits create greater clearance between the axles and the ground, giving you the option of installing taller tires which will increase traction and reduce the risk of you getting stuck in the mud. The lift kits and other assorted Jeep Wrangler accessories are specifically designed for your Jeep Wrangler, regardless of the make or model.

Contact us Today and we will walk you through the necessary procedures to get started.

SPARKS TIRE & AUTO
1665 Scherer Pkwy., St Charles, Missouri 63303
Ph. 636-946-5900

*Check-out other custom performance packages by Sparks at: *http://sparkstireandauto.com/custom_performance.html

Video Source:
https://youtu.be/MbF8N973oJM

#customlift #jeppwrangler #wranglerlift #suspension #liftkits #jeep #stcharles #missouri
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WHAT IS ROAD HAZARD DAMAGE?
Road hazard damage occurs when a tire fails during the course of driving in a legal manner on a road maintained by state or local authority due to debris on the road surface. Nails, glass and potholes are the most common examples of road hazards.

WHY DO I NEED A ROAD HAZARD PROTECTION PROGRAM?
Most tire warranties only cover issues that are within the manufacturer's control - in particular, issues related to defects in workmanship and materials. If damage occurs as the result of a road hazard, the financial burden of repairing or replacing the tire falls on the shoulders of the consumer. A Tire Road Hazard Protection Program can help to minimize or eliminate these costs and provide you with peace of mind.

ROAD HAZARD TIRE PROTECTION PLAN.
The tire protection plan warranty is valid for a period of 3 years or until any portion of the tire is worn to 2/32 of an inch or less, whichever occurs first. Tire Replacement: If a tire becomes unserviceable because of a road hazard during the useable tread life of the tire, it will be replaced with a new tire. If available, an exact make/model replacement tire will be installed. If not available, a comparable quality tire will be installed. If the tire failure occurs within the first 2/32” of useable tread wear, and cannot be safely repaired per manufacturer’s guidelines, the tire will be replaced with coverage up to 100% of the original price paid for the tire. After the first 2/32” of useable tread wear, you will be charged for the consumed useable tread wear on the original tire, times the original selling price of the tire. You will be responsible for any taxes, mounting, balancing, and any other miscellaneous fees. When the tread is worn down to 2/32” the tire is considered worn out and is not eligible for adjustment. If you want road hazard warranty on the replacement tire, you must purchase a new road hazard warranty for the new tire. Tire Repair: If your tire is damaged due to a road hazard and can be safely repaired, the tire will be repaired per manufacturer’s guidelines at any participating facility. The warranty will cover up $20.00 to have the tire repaired. The road hazard warranty will remain in effect after a tire is repaired properly.

WHAT ISN'T COVERED?
● Vehicles used for competition, emergency services, commercial purposes, agricultural purposes, or general off-road use.
● Motorcycles, trailers, ATVs and vehicles with a manufacturer's load rating capacity 1 ton or greater.
● Costs incurred for mounting, balancing, shipping and taxes.
● Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and associated devices.
● Misuse, abuse, negligence, improper application, improper balancing or alignment, improper inflation, improper towing, theft, vandalism, accidents/collision, sidewall abrasions, and cosmetic appearance of the tires.
● Warranty and free rotations are void if mileage exceeds 6000 between rotations and/or 12000 between alignments.

SPARKS TIRE & AUTO
1665 Scherer Parkway
St Charles, Missouri 63303
Ph. 636-946-5900

Visit our website at: http://sparkstireandauto.com/road_hazard.html

#roadhazzard #tires #potholes #tiredamage #stlouis #missouri
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