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3 Ways to Tell If You Need New Brakes

3 Ways to Tell If You Need New Brakes Your vehicle has one key safety feature – the brakes. Your brakes need to be prepared for sudden braking, rapid cornering, and necessary stopping. For your own safety, as well as the safety of your passengers and other drivers on the road, monitor y...

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Written on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by
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3 Ways to Help Prevent Ending Up in a Snow Bank

3 Ways to Help Prevent Ending Up in a Snow Bank Rochester, New York is known to repeatedly have record-breaking winters, with temperatures as low as -16ºF (-26.7ºC). Last winter forced everyone indoors for most of the season, and you can safely bet this year won’t be any dif...

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Written on Monday, January 11, 2016 by
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Do I Have a Coolant Leak?

Do I Have a Coolant Leak? How to Diagnose your car's Heating System We’re already heading into the minus-freezing temps, so you want to be sure your heating system is working properly. That system relies heavily on coolant. If your car leaks coolant somewhere, you won’t be enjoying a n...

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Written on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by
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Guard your Vehicle from Rust!

Now that November has arrived, we’re all thinking about Thanksgiving, family get-togethers, decorating for the holidays, and of course, snow. Once the snows arrive, the roads will be caked with road salt and winter debris. Even if we haven’t experienced the first snow yet, you’ll n...

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Written on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by
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All You Need to Know About Your Car Battery

All You Need to Know About Your Car Battery No one argues the car battery is one of the most essential components of any vehicle. Without it, you’d never be able to start your car. The battery converts mechanical energy to electrical energy when starting, then charges while the engine is ru...

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Written on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by
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How to Clean your Car Lights for Fall

How to Clean your Car Lights for Fall Car Repair Canandaigua NY Can you believe it’s already September? Nights are getting longer and the rainy, foggy season is upon us. Driving conditions get a bit more serious this time of year. It’s important to keep your vision unimpaired when yo...

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Written on Friday, September 4, 2015 by
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Quick Checks for your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning

Quick Checks for your Vehicle’s Air Conditioning Car Repair Shop Canandaigua NY Now that it’s summer, you probably have the A/C unit in your vehicle cranked up to full speed and the COLDEST temperature. But have you already experienced some technical difficulties with the air conditi...

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Written on Thursday, August 13, 2015 by
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How to Prepare your Vehicle for your Summer Roadtrip

Auto Repair Shop Canandaigua NY  Are you ready to hit the road for that long-awaited SUMMER VACATION? It won’t be long now before your family climbs into the family vehicle and takes off for brighter skies and great beaches (or whatever). You’re already prepared mentally and physic...

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Written on Friday, July 10, 2015 by
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The Most Popular Ride to Drive for 2015

A few trends in the automobile industry have flooded our area. If you’re interested in trading your current vehicle, you’ll want to check out these 3 types to keep up with popular driving trends! As car manufacturers explore new ways to incorporate more efficient driving methods, the...

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Written on Friday, June 12, 2015 by
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Auto Repair: The Best, Most Overlooked Gift for Mom

Auto Mechanic Rochester NY Wondering what you should do for mom this Mother’s Day? One of the most practical (but never thought of) options is outfitting her vehicle for warmer weather. Car repairs can be costly and time-consuming, so she’s probably put many little tune-up car chores on...

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Written on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by
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Spring-Cleaning Car Edition Maintenance CheckList

Auto repair and maintenance applies to car-owners year-round. But in the same way someone chose spring to be the designated season for cleaning, it’s also the designated car-cleaning season (but don’t be surprised if you hear us call summer, winter, and autumn the same thing). But how di...

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Written on Thursday, April 2, 2015 by
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Switch to All-Season/Summer Tires

Switch to All-Season/Summer Tires Why you SHOULDN’T use your winter tires all year long March means spring. With the (slowly) rising temperatures, do you notice a roar from the winter tires you just installed for this winter? We’ll let you in a little secret: Once temperatures reach...

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Written on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by
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How to Replace Your Car Battery Yourself

So your engine won’t start without jumper cables and a really nice friend? You can’t depend on a jump start indefinitely. If your battery is failing, make sure you replace it before it leaves you stranded somewhere. Anyone can replace a battery without the help of an auto mechanic as lon...

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Written on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by
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Three Must-Know Tire Safety Tips For Winter

What with the snow, rain, salt, and slush that winter brings to Canandaigua each year, driving can be such a pain! But more than just being a nuisance, driving can also cause serious safety hazards. How can you maintain your own safety on the road and at the same time reach the maximum potential of ...

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Written on Thursday, January 8, 2015 by
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Four Most Essential Auto Fluids to Maintain in Winter

  What can you do to prepare for yet another Rochester winter? One essential tip: maintain the various fluid levels in your vehicle. It’s easy to get distracted with holiday get-togethers and events (which often include a lot of driving), but you must continue to take care of your cars. ...

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Written on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by
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Are You Sick of Canandaigua’s Pothole Problem?

Did you know some cities in upstate New York spent around $40 million on auto repairs specifically caused by potholes this year alone? The winter of 2013-2014, reported as one of the most expensive winters on record, seriously damaged many highways, including the well-traversed Route 21. The sno...

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Written on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by
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How to Save your Brake Pads

  Brake pads are expensive, and since they are commonly replaced along with rotors, you’re looking at around $500 for all 4 axles, given the cost of parts and hours of service. What can you do to make your brakes last as long as possible? Most of our tips are common sense, but we hope th...

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Written on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by
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3,000 Mile Oil Change, False or Fact?

  You’ve probably heard your auto mechanic repeat multiple times that you need to change the oil in your vehicle every 3,000 miles. But your car’s service interval in the user manual probably suggests a much more modest number. When you get your oil changed too often, you end up wa...

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Written on Friday, October 3, 2014 by
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Escape the Heat

According to the National Climatic Data Center, this June ranked above temperature average for the Rochester area and the entire northeast . Even though it has been above average temperature-wise, it certainly hasn’t compared to the heatwave of 1936, when it reached 108 degrees. Your car can e...

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Written on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by
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Mileage Issues (auto mechanic Canandaigua NY)

Summer road trips are an American tradition. In fact, last year alone over 77% of all Americans took some kind of summer vacation. Of those, 8 out of 10 chose to use their cars as their mode of transportation. While convenient and economical, using a car for a summer vacation can be costly and frust...

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Written on Thursday, July 3, 2014 by
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Don’t Ignore Fuel Injection Issues

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year in Canandaigua NY, so car maintenance often gets pushed to the backburner. Car owners often give additional attention to their vehicles throughout the winter, but they frequently forget that maintenance is just as necessary throughout the summer as well...

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Written on Monday, June 2, 2014 by
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A/C Recharging and Performance Check

Like most things in your car, you probably don’t really pay much attention to the A/C unit until you need it and it doesn’t work right. If you turn the car on, flip on the A/C, and the engine purrs as usual - you might not give your A/C another thought. However, if you notice that air ju...

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Written on Monday, May 5, 2014 by
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Spring Has Sprung!

Believe it or not, this winter seems to have finally been “shown the door.” Even if there is one last burst of snow or ice thrown our way, now is the time to see Murphy’s Tire (car repair Canandaigua NY) about getting those winter tires off your car or truck. Winter tires ...

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Written on Monday, April 7, 2014 by
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Types of Exhaust System Repairs

The exhaust system encompasses an entire system under the car, not just one part. When one part of the system isn’t working, the rest of the system can’t perform as well as it should. It is important to understand the makeup of the exhaust system and when it may need some auto repair in ...

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Written on Monday, March 17, 2014 by
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The Benefits of Getting Your Exhaust Repaired

When certain things go wrong with a car, you instantly know. You know because the car is disabled and you are unable to move when most parts malfunction. However, when something goes wrong with the exhaust system, you might not realize it right away because the car will still operate. Just because y...

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Written on Monday, March 10, 2014 by
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Why Might Your Exhaust Need Repair?

When you think of auto repair Canandaigua NY, does your mind go to the engine or body of a car? Well, the exhaust system of your car is just as important as the rest and needs just as much attention as the rest of the vehicle. The exhaust system is under the vehicle and is necessary to prot...

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Written on Monday, March 3, 2014 by
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When it Comes to Pothole Damage, Murphy's Tire Can Help!

There is nothing worse than cruising along on a nice and smooth road, with a bright sunny winter wonderland ahead - then BOOM, you hit a massive pothole. The feeling can be very jarring and even make you lose control for a minute. Once you have regained control of the car, you need to check...

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Written on Monday, February 24, 2014 by
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Don’t Ignore Pothole Damage!

It can be tempting to put off auto repairs, especially in the dead of winter when the salt and dirt are piling up. When you hit a pothole, you might shrug it off and think “oh well, I’m sure there are more down the road.” You are probably right. This time of year, potholes are ever...

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Written on Monday, February 17, 2014 by
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When Cars Meet Potholes

You know in an instant when you hit a pothole. In fact, if you hit a big one, you may be scared out of your wits for a second. While the initial shock may frighten you, that fear may pale in comparison to when you discover the damage a pothole can cause - especially to your alignment. As your mechan...

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Written on Monday, February 10, 2014 by
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A Look at Potholes

There are so many hazards to think about in the winter. The amount of things you need to remember and prepare for can seem endless. You have to get gas for the snow blower before a storm, keep your gas more than half full in the car, keep cat litter or a shovel in the trunk, and pay attention to all...

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Written on Monday, February 3, 2014 by
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Murphy’s Tire Service Launches New Website

Murphy’s Tire Service is located at 10 Niagara St. in Canandaigua, NY and serves customers from Canandaigua, NY and other surrounding areas including Farmington, NY and Bloomfield, NY. Our full service automotive repair and tire center has built a loyal base of customers. We believe that our p...

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Written on Friday, July 5, 2013 by
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Murphy's Tire Service in Canandaigua, NY has served the community as the leading provider of automotive services and tires since 1919. Murphy's Tire Service offers a huge selection of industry-leading name-brand tires, as well as auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Canandaigua, New York area. Our priorities are to answer your automotive questions, deliver competitive pricing on all parts and tires, showcase exceptional workmanship, and deliver the best possible experience for our customers. Our well-trained staff of auto mechanics in Canandaigua specialize in complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Additionally, they are well-trained on the sale and installation on car, truck, and SUV tires. Visit Murphy's Tire Service for your automotive needs in the Canandaigua region.

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