Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hunter Wheel Alignment

Hunter Wheel Alignment

Chumbley’s recently added a brand new “Flush Mount” drive on wheel alignment rack. This rack is set into the floor, to be “level” with the shop floor. The advantage is several. No damage to low to the ground cars. Less shop ceiling height needed. No drive on ramps needed. Keep us in mind the next time your car / or light truck needs some attention in the steering or suspension

Road Force Tire balance machine Indianola

Road Force Tire balance machine Indianola

Chumbley’s is proud to say we are one of very few shops in the Central Iowa Des Moines Metro area that operates a Hunter Road Force Tire Balancer. Why a road force? This is the only machine that dynamic balances the tire. It measures the spring rate of the sidewall of each tire, and then tells the operator where to place when installing on the vehicle. It will pick up faulty or failing tires. Call us today to have your tires Road Force Balanced

Hybrid Car Payback / Cost

This is a run down of added cost of Hybrid car VS a normal Gas motor vehicle. The actual calculations will depend on the types of vehicles selected. I will give you two examples to compare. Let’s say that you are considering purchasing a 2005 Toyota Corolla or a 2005 Toyota Prius – both have excellent fuel economy. A Prius (hybrid) may cost around $22,000, while a comparably equipped Corolla (non-hybrid) may run around $16,000. It is estimated that a Prius will achieve about 55 MPG (combined highway/city), while a Corolla will achieve 34 MPG (combined highway/city) with an automatic transmission. If you only considered fuel costs the following would be true. At 100,000 miles the Prius would have used about 1818 gallons ($4091) of fuel while the Corolla consumed 2941 gallons ($6617). To calculate gallons, take the miles driven divided by MPG (e.g., 100,000/55 = 1818). If gas prices averaged $2.25 a gallon, the Prius would have saved you about $2,526. Since the sticker price ... read more

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