Why Are My Tires Noisy?

April 6th, 2017

The drone of tires on pavement can be more than annoying, it can be downright hypnotic and can cause a driver to doze off! But why are some tires so noisy? There are a few answers to that question.Montgomery, AL Tires

Tire designers take a lot of factors into account when they’re designing tires for noise suppression. It can be tricky since the air chamber of a tire tends to resonate like a drum and actually amplify noise; engineers use elaborate computer technologies to “tune” tires and keep the noise down. It’s a dirty little secret that cheaper tires also tend to be noisier tires; the designers just don’t put as much time and effort into keeping road noise down on cheaper tires.

One thing that’s pretty common, regardless of how expensive your tires were, is that ...[more]

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Don’t Go Halfway On Brake Repair

September 9th, 2015
Brake Repair in Montgomery, ALSometimes we get questions about brake repair…we know everyone is trying to save a few bucks on auto repair, but there are things that you just shouldn’t skimp on. One question we sometimes hear is, “can I get by with just replacing one set of brake pads?” The answer to that is yes…and no. 
 
Simple physics shows that while braking, a vehicle’s weight transfers to the front. That’s why most older vehicles were designed with disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear, since disc brakes have more braking power. In fact, the front brakes do 70-75% of the work in stopping a vehicle. Think, for instance, of the way that front brakes on a bicycle respond compared to the rear brakes. Since the ...[more]
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Your Auto Repair Shop – And You

August 28th, 2015
Auto Repair in Montgomery, ALWhat is it you’re looking for in any transaction? 
 
Chances are your expectations include honesty, communications, friendly customer service, quality work and a quick turnaround. Or to sum it up with one word…integrity. 
 
At Don Duncan’s All American Automotive & Tire, integrity is exactly what we deliver. We know that there are plenty of competitors out there, including the big-box auto repair chains where you may never see the same service advisor behind the counter twice. We also know there are plenty of auto repair shops that may not be “fly-by-night,” but they can be unscrupulous in the way they deal with customers, with hidden charges and attempts to up-sell on services and auto repai ...[more]
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Spring into Improved Auto Repair

March 16th, 2015

auto repair in Montgomery ALDrivers in Montgomery, AL looking to improve vehicle safety this fall, stop by Don Duncan's All American Auto and Tire for prompt and dependable auto repair that will keep your vehicle on the road this season. Servicing all makes, models and budgets, Don Duncan's All American Auto and Tire is eager to show customers how routine auto repair can provide drivers in Montgomery, AL both better handing and sounder peace of mind when traveling. Through simple auto repairs such as: brake repair, smog inspections and transmission repair, Don Duncan's All American Auto and Tire of Montgomery, AL can ensure any vehicle is prepared for seasonal changes and summer travel. Planning ahead with routine auto repairs from Don Duncan's All American Auto and Tire will guarantee both vehicle longevity and sustainability.

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