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Spring Car Care Tips

April 10th, 2017
Winter sweaters and boots are being swapped out for shorts and sandals. Have you done any warm weather maintenance on your car? Warm weather means long weekend getaways and even longer vacation road trips, so taking the time to perform seasonal maintenance today can help avoid trouble later.
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Driving Safely in the Springtime

March 20th, 2017
Now that winter is over, did you think that the weather would no longer affect your driving? Well, you aren’t in the clear yet. The warm spring rains can make springtime driving almost as dangerous as driving in the snow and ice.
  Posted in: Tires 101

CJ’s Guide to Safe Wet Weather Driving

March 10th, 2017
To maximize your driving safety in wet weather conditions, be aware of the road conditions, reduce speed appropriately, and be prepared for challenging situations. Make sure all of your lights and wipers are working properly. And don’t take your tires for granted. Make sure they have enough tread depth left and keep them properly inflated so they can keep control of your vehicle in your hands.
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Is Your Car “Rain Safe”?

February 27th, 2017
Two of the most important keys to keeping your car “rain safe” are wipers and tires. For many people, driving on a rainy day is more hazardous than driving in winter weather. According to the American Automobile Association, wet road surfaces contribute to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. In fact almost 50 percent of weather-related crashes happened during rainfall, but just 17 percent happened, while it was snowing or sleeting. These statistics can be partially explained, of course, by the fact that many drivers have the good sense to stay home during a bad winter weather. But the statistics also reflect a sobering truth: Drivers often do not respect the rain, and they fail to adjust their driving habits to hazardous conditions.
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Flat Spots? Let’s Clear Up Some Myths About That…

January 12th, 2017

So your vehicle’s been sitting for a while…you get in it, start the engine and pull out of the driveway when you notice a hard, rough (but very regular) vibration that only gets worse with speed. It doesn’t feel like it’s coming from the driveline or suspension – so what is it?

Flat spots on tires

It could be that the tires have developed flat spots.

With the weight of the vehicle pressing down on the tires for long periods, a section of the rubber and belts can become softer (or harder) than the rest of the tire. This can be exacerbated by cold weather, or just by parking on a cold concrete floor.

Low-profile tires with short sidewalls can be more prone to flat-spotting, as can tires with an H or higher speed rating. In most cases, you can ...[more]

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Winter Driving Tips

December 12th, 2016
When temperatures fall below freezing and precipitation makes roads slippery, driving can be both stressful and dangerous. Motorists should know what they can do to remain safer when winter driving is a necessity as well as how to deal with winter road emergencies.
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Featured Tires: Laufenn X-Fit HT

December 7th, 2016
The Laufenn X FIT HT is designed for SUVs and light truck drivers with excellent handling performance and a reliable, comfortable driving experience - at all times. No matter what season, no matter what the road brings, Laufenn tires will fit your everyday driving needs.
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Featured Tires: Michelin® Premier® Family of Tires

November 16th, 2016
Safe When New. Safe When Worn. Even when half-worn, it's still safe, thanks to EverGrip™ wet-braking technology. The Michelin® Premier® family of tires stops shorter on wet roads than leading competitors' brand-new tires.
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Featured Tires: Falken Sincera SN250 A/S

November 7th, 2016
The Falken Sincera SN250 A/S is a long lasting all-season performance touring tire specifically designed to provide class-leading durability, all-season performance and ride comfort. The SN250 was built to replace the older model SN211 A/S.
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Winter Tires - Do you need them?

October 7th, 2016
Consider winter tires for your vehicle – it could save you money and you’ll be safer.
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