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Monthly Archives: March 2020

A Message About COVID-19 From FloState Auto Diesel Repair

A Message About COVID-19 From FloState Auto Diesel Repair

At FloState Auto Diesel Repair, we want our valued customers to know that we remain open and available to serve you. We understand the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and want to do our part to prevent the further spread of this virus while also being able to help our customers with their essential auto care needs.  Having a running vehicle during these tough times is necessary to support and feed your families. We also ask for our community's support during this time as a small business. If your vehicle is due for a repair or service, don't hesitate to give us a call and we will accommodate any of your needs.  Our hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday By Appointment between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. We understand that you are concerned about your health and the welfare of your family during this time. Our shop has closely monitored updates by the CDC and has implemented new measures to better protect your health when you b ... read more

Why are my Tires Losing Contact with the Road?

When one or more of your tires loses contact with the road, driving can be scary. You can feel a sensation of hydroplaning or that you can't properly control the direction in which your vehicle travels. Your vehicle is designed to drive with 4 tires on the road, and if only 3 are in contact with the road, your vehicle will not be safe to operate. Typically this only happens during certain weather conditions, such as heavy rain, when your tire isn't able to push through the water on the surface of the road to create traction.  Most modern vehicles are equipped with a traction control system which will help when you find yourself driving in wet weather. This system has a sensor that will alert you if one or more tires isn't making contact with the road. If this happens, the traction control system won't push any power to the tire that isn't creating traction and will instead shift that power to the other tires for maximum control capabilities.  Here are so ... read more

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