Monthly Archives: March 2020

McSpadden's Tire & Automotive is Open During The COVID-19 Outbreak

McSpadden's Tire & Automotive is Open During The COVID-19 Outbreak

At McSpadden's Tire & Automotive, we want to inform our community that we remain open and ready to serve you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Auto repair is an essential business, meaning that we are permitted to stay open during this time. Many of those in our community work in essential industries, such as healthcare, law enforcement, and grocery stores, and rely on their vehicle to get them to work. We know many in our community are also staying home or out of work at this time, relying on their vehicles to get them to the store to purchase supplies and food for their families. This is why auto care is so important at this time.  We know how important the health of our community is, which is why our shop has implemented many changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our customers and staff members safe from the virus.  Here is how: Wiping your vehicle down with disinfecting wipes such as door handles, seats, steering wheel, etc. Cleaning our shop an ... read more

I Don't Drive My Car A Lot - Can I Change My Oil Based on Mileage Rather Than Time?

If you are someone who has a car but works from home, is a caretaker, or takes public transit to work rather than commuting every day, you may ask yourself about your oil change intervals. When you get your regular oil change, your next oil change is based on two types of intervals - mileage and time. Depending on your vehicle and the type of oil you get, this time and mileage could be 3 months or 3,000 miles, 6 months or 6,000 miles, or even longer. So if you don't drive your vehicle often, you may find that you don't nearly reach 3,000 miles after 3 months. Can you wait on your oil change until you've hit the mileage interval? The answer to this is - it isn't recommended. Here's why: the mileage and time intervals are both important. That is why you should always have an oil change completed based on whichever comes first. If you don't drive often and you don't find yourself reaching the mileage interval after the time interval, it is still important to h ... read more