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So You Think Some Traffic Laws Are Nuts?

December 29th, 2016

Yes, there are plenty of traffic laws in certain areas that don’t make much sense. Here, though, we present a collection of traffic laws from other parts of the world that are just bizarre:

--In Thailand, the law states that no driver, male or female, shall ever drive without a shirt.Weird Traffic Laws

--In South Africa, “the driver of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, ass, mule, sheep, goat, pig, or ostrich on such road.” Or face a $500 fine.

--Splashing a pedestrian with water is illegal in Japan.

--In Montana, you can forget about driving with a sheep in the truck unless the sheep has a chaperone... and the state of Alabama had the presence of mi ...[more]

  Tags: tips, auto facts
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

A Brief Explanation of Tire Information

December 15th, 2016

Ever wonder what the designations stamped on your tire sidewall actually mean? We’d like to break it down for you.

Let’s take for instance, “P195/60R15 87S”. This is a full service description of a tire.

In this case, “87S” denotes a tire’s load capacity and speed rating. The higher the number, the greater the load capacity – an 87 load capacity means that tire can support 1,201 pounds. Speed ratings range from L (75 mph) through V (149 mph), and an S speed rating means the tire is good for 112 mph. W, Y, and Z-speed rated tires are available for extreme performance cars and are rated as high as 186 mph.

As for the rest of the information:Tire

--“P” denotes Passenger Tire

--195 is the tire’s width from s ...[more]

  Tags: tires, tire pressure
  Posted in: Tires 101

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.
  Posted in: Tire Basics

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.
  Posted in: Tires 101

Your Car’s an Investment – Protect It

November 24th, 2016

You rely on your car every day, and you have a lot of money tied up in it. It’s probably one of the more valuable things you own…so make sure you get the most out of that investment:

Oil changes: Changing your motor oil at regular intervals will ensure long engine life by cutting wear and friction and helping to prevent the buildup of sludge Antique Carand carbon on internal engine assemblies.

Cooling system: Older cast-iron engines could overheat with no serious consequences, but not so with today’s aluminum blocks and heads. Your engine’s coolant has a finite life and should be changed and flushed at regular intervals to prevent accumulation of scale and corrosion in the radiator, heater core and water pump.

Finish: ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Help Us to Help Them: Collecting for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Pennsylvania

November 22nd, 2016
CJ's Tire & Automotive is changing more than tires by making it our mission to give back to local communities in which we do business. Our next way of giving back? We're raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania.
  Posted in: CJ Tire News

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

November 21st, 2016
Over the river and through the woods to Thanksgiving dinner you go. Follow these safety tips and suggestions to make it as quick and stress-free as possible. 
  Posted in: CJ Tire News

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.
  Posted in: Tires 101

What To Do With Those Old Tires

November 10th, 2016

Every year, about 290 million tires are discarded; of those, about 233 million are recycled in one way or another. Shredded tires can be used for playground surfaces, welcome mats, hot-melt asphalt, bark mulch and even made into building material for “green” construction.

But what can you do with your old tires? Here are some ideas:

--Fill a tractor tire with sand to make a great sandbox for kidsTire swing

--Hang a tire from a rope as a tire swing

--Stack a couple of tires on top of each other, bolt them together and paint them a cheerful color, then use them as a planter

--Lay two rows of tires next to each other, somewhat staggered, and use them for broken-field running as part of football conditioning

--Bolt two tires toget ...[more]

  Tags: tires
  Posted in: Tires 101

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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