Figuring out what kind of tires your vehicle needs can be confusing. Tires are a major wear item on your vehicle and they not only wear by use but also by age. Buying tires is often a cost vs. benefit decision, so the tires you choose for your vehicle should: 1. Be the proper speed rating and size for your vehicle 2. Fit your road condition needs 3. Fit your mileage needs 4. Fit your budget needs Size Every vehicle has a white and yellow sticker inside of the driver’s door jamb. This sticker is called the tire placard and it states the acceptable size / sizes of tires, the required speed rating and the recommended tire pressure. We recommend following your vehicle's guidelines for tires. Having the right size, type and air pressure in your tires will not only ensure your vehicle performs as designed, it will also help make sure your traction control system works and will help you as much as possible during emergency maneuvers ... read more
The automotive repair industry is an essential part of our economy. Helping people safely travel in reliable transportation is one of the things that keeps our country moving. For as large as the automotive repair industry is there is often no clear path for people who want to start careers as Mechanics. Trade schools offer degrees, different manufacturers and associations offer certification processes, and many businesses will not hire without real world experience. Many potential new Mechanics find themselves not knowing where to start. In our opinion the best place to start a career as a Mechanic is to find an Auto Repair Shop that is focused on providing a positive work environment and on the job training. Starting your career as a mechanic working as a helper with an experienced mechanic or group of mechanics is the best way to gain a large amount of real world experience in a short period of time. Auto Repair Shops are much more likely to hire a trainee with a good ... read more
We know that you rely on your vehicle for transportation, that is why we try to expedite all repairs and keep down-time to a minimum. While our mechanics are busy repairing your car, we will give you a ride in our Courtesy Shuttle – a fully electric Nissan Leaf. At Tim’s our shuttle drop off service is Monday-Thursday from 8am-2:30 pm. We offer complimentary pick up service Monday-Thursday from 10am-2:30pm. Our shuttle service area covers most of New Orleans and Metairie so chances are we can get you where you need to go! Our Complimentary Shuttle Service is just another way Tim’s helps with making your experience as trouble free and customer focused as possible. When making an appointment for service be sure to reserve your shuttle ride.
A change in the feeling of your vehicle's brakes can be alarming, and can be an indication of a potentially unsafe problem. Your vehicle's braking system is based on hydraulics. High pressure brake fluid traveling through lines to each wheel creates pressure inside of the brake calipers or wheel cylinders causing your brake pads and shoes to clamp on the rotors or drums causing your vehicle to slow to a stop. Brakes feel soft because of a brake fluid leak, air in your hydraulic brake lines, or a failing brake hose. If your vehicle is low on brake fluid because of a leak or if there is air trapped in your braking system your brakes will feel soft or spongy because the air in the lines will not compress like brake fluid. If you notice spots under where you park your vehicle that is an indication of a leak. If you have a failing brake hose sometimes the rubber hose will inflate with brake fluid like a balloon instead of transferring pressure to the brakes. Tim&rsquo ... read more