Guelfi Wheel Alignment

Don't let your wheels slow you down. Visit Guelfi Wheel Alignment for complete auto alignment services. Call us today for more information.

For the best in auto maintenance, such as wheel alignments, look no further than our family-owned-and-operated automotive service center in Islip Terrace, New York. John Guelfi Wheel Alignment specializes in wheel alignments, however we offer a variety of maintenance services, including tune-ups, computerized diagnostics, vehicle inspections, engine inspections, and brake services to keep your ride on the road.

02/15/2018

A torsion bar suspension takes its strength and its name from the torsion resistance of the bar. The bar is firmly attached to the vehicle, then connects via lever arm to the wheel. As the wheel moves, it twists the bar, which resists the twisting to form suspension.

02/13/2018

Did you know that placing the wrong-size rims on your vehicle can actually hinder its performance? The best way to avoid this is to purchase rims that are the same size as your vehicle's original rims.

02/08/2018

We recognize that some people are harder on their brakes than other people. If there’s a new driver in your family who hasn’t quite mastered the art of smooth braking, you may find that your brakes require service a little more frequently than when you were the only one driving the car.

02/06/2018

Did you know that even seemingly innocuous impacts such as potholes and railroad crossings can have a negative effect on wheel alignment? It’s important to have your alignment checked and adjusted if needed if you’ve hit something (even something minor).

02/01/2018

Did you know that, like snow tires, trailer tires are built differently than typical tires? Trailer tires have stronger sidewalls to handle the air pressure necessary to carry loads. All the specifications are on the tire.

01/30/2018

Did you know that there are more than 1 billion tires made every year? This makes the tire industry the major consumer of natural rubber. It is estimated that, by 2015, there will be 1.72 billion tires sold around the world.

01/25/2018

Is your car making a funny noise? It’s trying to tell you something is wrong. Describe the sound — whether it’s a ping, knock, squeak, squeal or click — to your mechanic to help him determine the source of the problem.

01/23/2018

Wondering how your alignment could be knocked out? It can actually be caused over time by a bunch of tiny problems, such as running over potholes or railroad crossings. Fortunately, an alignment expert can undo the damage caused by these in a fraction of the time.

01/18/2018

Having your tires rotated regularly might sound like a pain, but the truth is that failure to rotate tires is a main reason why tires wear out prematurely. To prolong the life of your tires, have them rotated every other oil change, or every five to ten thousand miles.

01/16/2018

Do you dread an approaching speed bump or dip, knowing that your car will bounce uncontrollably, or bottom out, when you cross them? Your shocks are probably worn out and need to be replaced.

01/11/2018

Did you know that the type of gasoline your car takes could dictate how long the fuel filter can stay in place? While some cars are good for 100,000 miles before replacing the fuel filter, diesel vehicles may require replacement every two years.

01/11/2018

Did you know that the type of gasoline your car takes could dictate how long the fuel filter can stay in place? While some cars are good for 100,000 miles before replacing the fuel filter, diesel vehicles may require replacement every two years.

01/09/2018

So what causes improperly aligned tires to wear out so quickly? Basically, more resistance to the road surface (cause by misalignment) means more pressure on the rubber of your tires. This will eventually result in the tires becoming bald on one side.

01/04/2018

There are several different metrics that are used to determine a tire size. This includes the tire width, the aspect ratio (relationship between tire height and width), radial construction of the carcass plies, wheel diameter, and load index (how much weight the tire can carry).

01/04/2018

There are several different metrics that are used to determine a tire size. This includes the tire width, the aspect ratio (relationship between tire height and width), radial construction of the carcass plies, wheel diameter, and load index (how much weight the tire can carry).

01/02/2018

Tires can wear out prematurely in hot or cold areas. Pavement retains heat, so tires can dry out and crack before their tread has worn down fully.

01/02/2018

Tires can wear out prematurely in hot or cold areas. Pavement retains heat, so tires can dry out and crack before their tread has worn down fully.

12/28/2017

Sipes are valleys that run perpendicular to the grooves and cut across the tire. Sipes help to avoid hydroplaning by allowing water from the grooves to escape to the sides.

12/28/2017

Sipes are valleys that run perpendicular to the grooves and cut across the tire. Sipes help to avoid hydroplaning by allowing water from the grooves to escape to the sides.

12/26/2017

Whether it's a curb, another car, or just an especially large pothole, running into something with your tires can knock out the alignment of your wheels. An alignment expert can help get your wheels running straight again in no time.

12/26/2017

Whether it's a curb, another car, or just an especially large pothole, running into something with your tires can knock out the alignment of your wheels. An alignment expert can help get your wheels running straight again in no time.

12/21/2017

What is tread void and why is it important? The rows created in your tires are tread voids and they have been scientifically designed. Some degree of tread void is needed to help channel water, snow and mud so that the tire can remain in contact with the road. Without tread voids, tires would hydroplane constantly in wet weather.

12/21/2017

What is tread void and why is it important? The rows created in your tires are tread voids and they have been scientifically designed. Some degree of tread void is needed to help channel water, snow and mud so that the tire can remain in contact with the road. Without tread voids, tires would hydroplane constantly in wet weather.

12/19/2017

The pneumatic tire was reinvented in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop of Ireland. These tires were manufactured for bicycles, which had caught the public’s attention. These tires were a huge success, although the patent was later rescinded because a previous inventor had patented the idea more than 40 years previously.

12/14/2017

Have you been hesitant to bring your car to us because you’re concerned about the manufacturer’s warranty? Remember, the majority of warranties don’t specify that you must have your brakes serviced by the dealership that sold the car.

12/12/2017

Think that repairing your own brakes will save you money? If done incorrectly, this could lead to costly damage to your brake system, or worse, an accident. It can save a lot of money to have a brake expert do it correctly in the first place.

12/07/2017

Winter tires should always be installed in sets of four, even if the car only has front-wheel drive. This prevents the car from skidding because one set of tires has less traction.

12/05/2017

Anti-lock brakes and traction control systems don't make up for good tires. Anti-lock brakes keep your car from locking up, and traction control only stops spin. You still need healthy tires to provide traction and road contact.

11/30/2017

What’s the difference between synthetic oil and conventional oil? Conventional oil is petroleum-based; synthetic is a blend of chemicals. Synthetic oil can last as much as three times longer than conventional oil, but can be twice as expensive. Ask your mechanic which is better for your car.

11/28/2017

Tires with low tread also have a longer braking distance, which means that the car may not be able to stop in the event of an emergency.

11/23/2017

If your oil light comes on, stop driving immediately. You can lose oil film in your engine in seconds, causing the engine to lock up. If nothing seems wrong, you can still have problems down the road when you throw an engine rod.

11/21/2017

Over time, your brakes might start to make weird noises. If that happens, do not be too alarmed. There is a good chance you might need new brake pads, which are easy to replace. Bring in your vehicle so we can put on a brand new set up brake pads to stop that noise.

11/16/2017

Many people wonder about the timing belt on their car and when it should be changed. Your first resource should be your owner’s manual. If that does not help, or you have reached a checkpoint, bring your car to us for a diagnostic inspection.

11/14/2017

The first car to have hydraulic brakes was the 1920 Duesenberg. It was an American luxury car at the time but Chrysler began to mass produce cars with hydraulic brakes in 1924.

11/09/2017

It’s important to remember that the squealing sound your brakes make when the pads start to wear down isn’t an accident. Manufacturers purposely design the pads that way so that you’ll get plenty of notice that your pads are in need of replacement.

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65 Carleton Ave
Islip Terrace, NY
11752

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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