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No Spare Tire?

September 29th, 2016
Believe it or not, many new vehicles come without a spare tire. Manufacturers have a few different reasons for that, including weight savings, space efficiency, Spare Tireand cost. When you're stuck by the side of the road, though, none of that really matters much, does it? 
 
Instead, these vehicles come equipped with an inflation kit and/or a can of sealant. 
 
Sealant is a gooey substance in an aerosol can that's designed to coat the inside of the tire due to centrifugal force once you get rolling again, hopefully sealing the puncture. These products, such as Fix-A-Flat, have been on the market for decades and tend to work pretty well on a minor puncture. They're not a permanent fix, however. Your speed should be limited after usin ...[more]
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  Posted in: Tires 101

Things To Look For When Buying a Used Car

September 15th, 2016
Buying a used car is somewhat less of a crapshoot than it was at one time. You can get detailed information on a vehicle's history via the CARFAX report, and a Car for saletechnician can use onboard diagnostics to get a good picture of what's going on under the hood and what problems might be coming up. 
 
It's always a good idea to get a mechanic to look over any prospective purchase, but there are things you can get a look at yourself before you spend the money for a professional inspection. These are things which will give you a pretty good idea of the kind of use and maintenance a vehicle has seen before you got it. 
 
-- Put your head against a fender and sight down the side of the vehicle with one eye. Look out for ripples or ...[more]
  Tags: auto service, mechanic
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Featured Tires: Laufenn S FIT AS

September 9th, 2016
Driving to work, meeting friends or taking an extended road trip to somewhere new. Move with Confidence. Laufenn.
  Posted in: Tire Basics

Keeping The Promise to America's Veterans

September 8th, 2016
Are you, or a loved one, a veteran? Do you have questions about VA or other benefits earned through your military service? CJ's Tire, Hankook Tire and DAV can help.
  Posted in: CJ Tire News

Featured Tires: BFGoodrich's Advantage T/A® Sport

August 31st, 2016
Defy the weather, control the curves, and enjoy the drive for miles and miles.
  Posted in: Tire Basics

Featured Tires: BlackLion Voracio H/T (BC86)

August 26th, 2016
A great value at even better price! Your wallet and your vehicle will be purring if you put the BlackLion Voracio H/T tires on your light truck or SUV. With a 50K (LT sizes) and 60K (P-metric) Treadwear Warranty and CJ's everyday low tire prices, its a tire that can't be beat.
  Posted in: Tire Basics

Which Type of Tire Tread Do You Need?

August 25th, 2016
There are so many tire designs on the road -- all-season, high performance, touring, light truck -- and even within a specific tire design, there may be several Different types of tire treadchoices of tread patterns. What differentiates them, and what are the pros and cons of each tread design? 
 
-- Directional tread has a pattern of grooves and chevron shapes, all pointed in one direction. This design makes it easy to direct water away from the tire's contact patch and prevent hydroplaning in wet weather, and also offers low noise and great road manners. The directional design means tires can only be rotated front-to-rear and not side-to-side or diagonally. 
 
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Tips On How To Keep Your Car Organized!

August 11th, 2016
For some, the idea of an "organized car" is almost blasphemous, but having your vehicle set up so you can actually find things can be pretty nice. The bigger the vehicle -- minivans, SUVs -- and the more people they haul, the more disorganized they can get. Don't let your minivan turn into a rolling dumpster -- here are some great ideas for keeping it organized. 
 
-- While newer vehicles have come a long way in terms of driver and passenger ergonomics and an abundance of cubbies and cupholders, you can use a simple shower caddy across the back of a seat and make it easier for back seat passengers to keep toys, snacks, and other stuff within easy reach. 
 
-- Doesn't it always seem like you have way, way too many plastic gro ...[more]
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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Featured Tires: BFGoodrich’s All-Terrain T/A® KO2

August 1st, 2016
When you think of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, you think of toughness and durability. They are after all the tires that invented the all-terrain category, setting the standard for on- and off-road performance. Did you know that the original All-Terrain T/A® KO has been replaced BFG’s All-Terrain T/A® KO2?
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Website Launch Announcement: CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services Launches New Site

August 1st, 2016

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.

  Posted in: CJ Tire News
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