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Monthly Archives: November 2023

New Michelin Tires in Castro Valley, CA

Michelin tires have been around since 1889. Yes, over one hundred and thirty years ago Michelin came into being - and already in 1895 it offered air-filled tires. Today it’s the second largest tire manufacturer in the world. Michelin produces a wide variety of tires – performance touring tires, high performance tires, minivan tires, SUV tires, light truck tires, and of course a variety of winter tires. Whatever your vehicle needs, we can find Michelin tires that will match your vehicle and your driving style. Our Castro Valley tire facility can even provide your Tesla with Michelin Tesla tires. Tire selection can be a complicated task – Michelin alone has dozens of tires to choose from. So at Adams Autoworx we offer expert tire assistance – our friendly service advisors can find tires that best match your intended use (commuting, touring, off-road, winter), your vehicle, and your driving style. So whether your vehicle needs a single Michelin tire, or an entir ... read more

New Tesla Tires in Castro Valley CA

Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley offers new Tesla sound dampening tires. Naturally, the most popular are the original equipment (OE) Michelin, Continental and Goodyear Tesla tires. At Adams Autoworx we can provide your Tesla with tires that exactly match factory specifications. In addition, most tire manufacturers can now produce Tesla tires, so we can offer tires from other tire manufacturers that carry the T0, T1, etc. designation, and have the special sound dampening foam. When you drive a Tesla, you will be buying tires more frequently than for an internal combustion engine vehicle, mostly due to high torque, regenerative braking, and additional weight ( due to the battery pack). As a result, you will spend more money on tires over the lifetime of the vehicle, on the other hand, you can experiment with different tire manufacturers to find just the right tires for your Tesla. Our Castro Valley tires shop offers not only a wide selection of Tesla tires, but also friendly customer s ... read more

Tesla Tire Rotation in Castro Valley, CA

Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley offers Tesla services, including Tesla tire rotation. Tire rotation allows for even tire wear, and thus extends tire life. This is particularly important for Tesla vehicles, because EVs are hard on tires. The weight of the vehicle ( because of the battery pack), and the fact that it really is fun to drive, result in accelerated tire wear. At Adams Autoworx we follow Tesla recommendation to perform tire rotation every 6250 miles.  We will not only perform the tire rotation, but will be happy to set a future appointment and to remind you of the next tire rotation. We offer this appointment reminder service because Tesla electric vehicles do not require oil changes – for internal combustion engine powered vehicles oil change was a natural opportunity to rotate tires, and with the use of synthetic oil, the interval was similar to what Tesla recommends, or roughly 5,000 to 6,000 miles. But since there is no need for Tesla oil changes, we rely on c ... read more

Tesla Brake Fluid Replacement in Castro Valley, CA

Tesla vehicles are a marvel of engineering, and being electric vehicles, are also a model of simplicity. Many automotive services – oil change, transmission service, spark plugs replacement – simply do not apply. But one of the familiar services – brake fluid replacement – applies to EVs just as much as it does to conventionally powered vehicles. Adams Autoworx provides Castro Valley Tesla brake fluid replacement service for all Tesla owners. We recommend brake fluid replacement every two years. Naturally we will check brake fluid quality before replacing it – if it turns out that it is in good shape, we will recommend another visit for the brake fluid replacement. But a regular brake fluid check should become one of your Tesla rituals. Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic – it absorbs moistures – and when the moisture content of the brake fluid exceeds design parameters, it may cause difficulty braking, or in extreme cases, total brake failure ... read more

Does your Tesla Need Brake System Cleaning?

If you are new to the world of electric vehicles, brake cleaning seems like a joke fashioned by die-hard ICE (internal combustion engine) enthusiasts. Well… not quite. If you own a Tesla in the “cold weather region”, it’s recommended – by Tesla - that you get the calipers cleaned and lubricated every year or every 12,500 miles. So why does your Tesla need brake cleaning?  Because EVs use brakes infrequently. Most of the braking is done by the energy recovery system, and so your brake pads don’t get used much, and are likely to last around 100,000 miles. Awesome – you say - we save on brake pads replacement. True indeed, but as a result, brake pads, calipers, and brake rotors get very little exercise, and so if you live in a climate with snow, salt, year round rains, brake rotors are going to rust, get gunky, and calipers might get sticky. Internal combustion engine vehicles do not face these issues, because brakes are used hard every day ... read more

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