Do you have too many keys, membership cards or other collectibles hanging from your vehicle’s ignition? Too heavy of a keyring can damage your vehicle’s ignition system. A heavy keyring puts extra weight on the ignition and can cause it to fail. The extra weight can wear out the tumblers in your ignition, making it unable to properly engage when trying to start your vehicle. The extra weight on your keychain can lead to unanticipated and costly repairs. What should be on your vehicle’s ignition keyring? The only thing that should be hanging from your vehicle‘s ignition is the ignition key and the remote. We suggest using a removable keyring that allows easy removal of all extra weight before putting your key into the ignition.
National Tire Safety Week - May 20-27 A campaign from the U.S. Tire Manufacturer’s Association (USTMA) This week Trent’s Garage will be providing complimentary tire safety checks!! Here are some things to check out on your tires including the spare (if you have one) before the busy vacation/travel season. *Check the air pressure and verify they are inflated to the recommended pressure levels. This can normally be found on the driver’s side door jam. Summer heat can have a drastic effect on tire pressure. *Check the tread depth of your tires. The simple penny test – if you see Lincoln’s head above the tread, then it is time for new tires. *Check the overall condition of your tires. Look for…irregular/uneven wear, cuts, bruises, bulges, bald spots or other irregularities. *Check the age of your tires. The date of manufacture is the last four digits of the DOT Number on the sidewall. The first two digits ... read more
Our New Hunter Alignment Machine is up and going!! We are soooo excited to add this new service for our customers!
Our new Hunter Alignment Machine is out of the boxes and setup has begun.
We are so excited at Trent’s Garage!! A top of the line Alignment Machine by Hunter is being added to our line up. Right now it is still in boxes but we hope to have it up and going by the end of the year.
Trent’s Garage Complete Car Care Center formerly RJ’s Service Center. This picture was taken shortly after RJ’s opened for business in Early 1997 at the newly renovated Sherwood Forest Phillips 66 at 73rd and Hickman. Pictured are (left to right) an employee and Owner Bob Uttenreuther
Congratulations to the new ASA Midwest Des Moines Chapter Officers! Ron Haugen – President Scott Weyer – Vice President Tim Davison – Secretary Amy Waltersdorf – Treasurer — Co-Owner of Trent’s Garage