Shocks & Struts – Noticing the Signs of Wear

Shocks and Struts

Your shock absorbers (or struts on most vehicles today) have a primary function: To help you maintain control of your vehicle. And even though you think of them as the reason your vehicle rides so nicely over bumps, it’s actually working hard to keep the suspension and steering controllable by the driver. If worn or damaged, control will be compromised, and the ride will be uncomfortable.

Spring Break Check Up

After another winter, many Americans will hit the road to find better weather on this upcoming spring break. If you are planning a road trip to a vacation destination, we recommend a pre-trip vehicle check to help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles from home.

Spring time is finally here. While jumping in the car and heading out on an adventure may sound like a great idea, don’t forget to make sure your car is road ready before you go. It will save you time and money and give you peace of mind.

Ensure vehicle longevity

forest fire

With forest fires being a constant possibility, preparedness is vital. It’s important to have your cabin air filter inspected and changed regularly by 60 Minute Tune, a good rule of thumb is to change your filter during every other oil change! This simple, yet important, service will help ensure vehicle longevity as well as clean air inside the car.

Floods can be harmful


Record rainfalls have hit parts of the country and flooding has taken its toll on vehicles. Thousands of cars, trucks, and SUVs have been damaged by floods and 60 Minute Tune recommends that car owners in those areas check their vehicles for signs of water intrusion or contamination.

Water damage from a flood can unknowingly cause problems that will be costly to fix down the road. Flood vehicles can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. We have included the following suggestions to check out the health of your vehicle.

Trick or Treat!


60 Minute Tune has something sweet. It’s winding down to fall, and after a long summer, what a relief! With the colder weather comes the holiday season, which officially begins this month!

October 31st is Halloween night, and that means your little trick-or-treater’s get to dress up for a night of fun. 60 Minute Tune would like to remind parents and kids of a few tips, so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable night!

Holiday Travel, are you ready?

Turkey travel

Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long drive.

Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic.

Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area.

If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers. Go with them on bathroom breaks and give them whistles to be used only if the family gets separated.