At Burtonsville Automotive Services we're committed to quality work!

Our certified techicians have over 25 years combined experience in the automotive repair industry, and always produce top quality work. Every time you walk out of our shop, you can feel confident knowing your car is in good hands!

All work is guaranteed for 6 months or 6,000 miles.

Unfortunately, rubber parts are not indestructible and need occasional replacing. You should always aim to replace rubber parts before they wear out and cause problems on the road.

Windshield wipers should be swapped out every six months. Tires should be replaced every five or six years. Anytime a rubber part feels brittle or has hairline cracks, it needs replacing. This includes radiator hoses, fan and accessory belts, heater core hoses, and all other rubber parts within the engine.

Don't get caught by surprise! Ask your mechanic to check the state of your rubber parts during routine inspections to avoid running into potential issues. It's always better to stop problems before they start!

To change a flat tire you'll need three things: a spare tire, preferably not a donut and ideally one that matches your other tires, a tire iron, and a portable emergency jack. Be sure to check that your tire iron matches the lug nuts on your car. If it doesn't, you'll need a socket that fits and a long handle for it.

Before you begin make sure your in a safe place. Light flairs if necesary to warn others. Then loosen the lug nuts, but do not take them completely off. After the lug nuts are loose, place the jack underneath a solid part of the cars frame. Use the jack to lift the wheel 1 or 2 inches off the ground.

Once the car is off the ground, finish taking the lug nuts off and remove the wheel. Then replace the flat tire with the spare. Put the lug nuts back on, but do not fully tighten. Lower the wheel until it is touching the ground. This is when you need to finish tightening the lug nuts. Lower the car the rest of the way, removed the jack and you're done!