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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Summer Road Trip Tips

The days are getting longer, school is out, and summer is almost here! The rising temperatures have a lot of people itching to hop into their car and head to a body of water or hiking trail. Summer vacations are a time to unplug, relax and have fun with your family and friends. They do, however, require a bit of preparation beforehand. If you are foregoing the airport in favor of a road trip, it’s important to give your vehicle a little TLC before hitting the road to ensure a safe, smooth trip. Nothing can put a damper on a summer road trip quite like vehicle trouble. Before heading out, it’s a good rule of thumb to do a quick check – and service if necessary – of some items on your vehicle. Summer Road Trip Tips   Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that come in direct contact with the road, so it’s vital they are in proper working condition before your trip. We can’t think of anything much worse than having to pull off the side of the ... read more

Maximizing Your Tire Life

If you’re like most people, the thought of opening your wallet to shell out money for tires isn’t at the top of your “things to get excited about” list. Unfortunately, this is a necessary part of owning a vehicle. How often you must replace your tires depends on your driving habits, how well you maintain your tires and the type of tires you purchase. Taking steps to maintain your tires will extend their life significantly, saving you time and money down the road!    One step to maintaining your tires is regular tire rotations. A tire rotation is the simple act of moving  Maximize the life of your tires your tires from one position to another to ensure they wear evenly. You may be wondering how moving your tires around can increase your tire’s life. Well, it’s simple! The weight on the front and rear axles differs, which causes uneven tire wear if your tires never change positions. Typically, the front tires bear more weight and will w ... read more

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