The Michelin Promise Plan = Superior Protection

March 22nd, 2015

The Michelin Promise Plan accompanies every Michelin consumer replacement tire. Only Michelin can consistently deliver superior products and superior warranty protection. The Promise Plan includes three components:

     -30 day satisfaction guarantee

     -Three years roadside assistance

     -Mileage warranties on all products

 

For more information watch Michelin's short video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eXHkouY7m0

  Tags: Warranty
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Why do tires fail?

March 14th, 2015

How often have you noticed pieces of a tire that failed on the highway as you were driving? This debris is caused by catastrophic tire failure, often called a blow out. Many people believe these "blow outs" are caused by defective tires, but the real reason is almost always underinflation. When a tire is traveling down the road, the sidewalls are flexing which ultimately creates heat. If the air pressure inside the tire is enough to carry the load of the vehicle and it’s contents, then the heat created by the flexing sidewalls is minimal and does not damage the tire. However, when the air pressure inside the tire is not enough to carry the load, the sidewalls flex to a much higher degree, which creates additional heat. If the heat is allowed to build up over a long enough time, the bonds between the plies and rubber components start to break down. Eventually the stress b ...[more]

  Tags: Tire Safety, Inflation
  Posted in: Tire Safety

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02

March 13th, 2015

We are beginning to stock the new Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 which looks like it will offer outstanding value for many vehicle applications. Sumitomo's HTR line of tires have always proven to be average or better in most categories including wet braking distance, hydroplaning resistance, dry handling, etc. while being very competitively priced. On top of that Sumitomo is now providing two years of road side assistance for any tire related issues for free when you purchase four HTR A/S P02 tires.

 

  Tags: New Product
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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

Website Launch Announcement: Hamrick Tire Launches New Site

March 6th, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today. Check back often for more inventory and updates in the coming weeks.

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