Get The Most Out Of That Set Of Tires

January 28th, 2016
Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get the most miles possible out of them? 
Here’s some advice on long tire life:
 
Regularly check your tire pressure. This one is really, really important. Underinflated tires will wear 
unevenly and reduce your fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance. That increased rolling resistance also means more heat, which will break down the tires’ internal structure and sh ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101

Get Ready for Summer Road Trips with New Tires

June 24th, 2015
Summer’s going to be here before you know it, and that means time for family road trips! 
 
We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a vacation...money, accommodations, scheduling, keeping the kids occupied in the car...but one thing you definitely should not neglect in those plans is your tires. 
 
Summer road trips are hard on tires. You have to figure you’re in a car that’s likely loaded to the gills, driving for hours and hours to get to your destination in 90-plus-degree weather. That’s a good way to end up with overheated tires, and heat is the enemy of even the best tires. Here are a few things to consider before you load up the car and get going: 
 
Inflation - Did you know that underinflated tires cost you money in terms of fuel ec ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire Safety

Two new tires....should you install them on the front or the rear?

March 9th, 2015

Many of our customers choose to purchase two tires at a time instead of four. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, but many of these customers wish to install their new tires on the front of the vehicle. This seems to make perfect sense since the front tires do all of the steering, most of the braking, and typically wear out the quickest. However the practice of installing the new tires on the front is actually dangerous and should never be done. If you have ever experienced the rear end of your vehicle sliding around or "fishtailing" when the road was wet it was possibly caused by having tires on the front of your car that were in better condition than the ones on the rear.

If you don't believe me, read what Popular Mechanics has to say about the subject: "Rear tires provide stability, without stability, steering or braking on a wet or even damp surface might cause a spin. If you have new tires up front, they will easily disperse water while ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire Safety