Monthly Archives: November 2017

What's the Deal with Balancing Your New Tires Anyways?

What's the Deal with Balancing Your New Tires Anyways?

If you're not a car enthusiast, you probably don't know everything your mechanic tells you. You, like most people, probably don't want to spend money fixing things that don't need fixing. So, when you come in for new tires, what's the deal with balancing them? You want your car to ride as smoothly as possible, but you might not realize how complicated ensuring a smooth ride can be. At high speeds, your tire balancing plays a big role. Most New Tires Aren't Perfect Your new tires have flaws. Even when your tires are fresh out of the factory, they're not perfectly round. Additionally, your tires will be uneven in weight. Considering these differences in roundness and weight, you're not going to get smooth ride without effort. Tire sho ... read more

Safety First! 5 Important Safe Driving Tips in Bad Weather

Safety First! 5 Important Safe Driving Tips in Bad Weather

Most car tire advertisements show cars speeding down the open road, under clear skies, and sunny weather. But we all know that the weather is not always perfectly sunny all the time. In fact, mother nature can get downright nasty! When mother nature is not at its best, here are 5 driving tips you can use to keep your car tires firmly on the road (and not in an auto mechanic shop): Keep a Safe Speed When on the Road The number one cause of road accidents is unsafe or excessive speed. If road conditions are bad, it's probably not a good idea to test the tread on your new tires or act like a speed demon on the highway. Speeding all the time does not save as much time as you think it may, either. But above all ... read more