5 signs You May Need New Tires

July 7th, 2016

Maintaining your car is a lot like going to the dentist. Generally, you only do so when there is a problem, but by then, it may be too late. Neglecting vehicles costs the economy over two billion dollars each year, so in order to save money and potential headaches down the line, here are five warning signs that you need new tires.

  1. Bulges and cracks

    Typically, when a tire deflates, it bulges at the sides, making the tire look uneven. This will also lead to cracks along the sidewall, so if you are seeing unusual bulges or cracks, then new car tires are in your immediate future.
  2. Tread wear

    On average, Americans drive their passenger cars and trucks about 10,000 miles per year. Because of all this wear, the treads on your tires are typically the first to go. You can use the penny test to check tire wear. To do this, take a penny, and with Lincoln's head upside down, ...[more]
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A Beginner's Guide to The Different Types of Tires

May 23rd, 2016

You car is like your child, and you will do whatever it takes to care for it properly. If you don't follow the proper precautions, your car will be neglected and may even suffer irreparable damage. In fact, neglecting cars costs the American economy over $2 billion each year.

There are some quick and simple tips that will help you service your vehicle. Rotate your tires every 7,500 miles, and check your tire alignment every 6,000 miles or when you have your oil changed. If you do not do this, your tires will prematurely wear down, costing you a fortune in the long run.

But say you are looking to find tires right now for your vehicle. You need new tires because of wear and tear, so you go to your neighborhood friendly auto mechanic and look through their large selection of tires. The only problem is that there are too many to choose from! How do you know what ones are right for your vehicle? Read on below for a simplified breakdown to help make shopping e ...[more]

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NOVEMBER TIRE SPOTLIGHT: KELLY CHARGER GT

November 6th, 2015
Kelly Tires in Puyallup, WAIf you’re looking for an all-season tire that handles like a sports tire but has the ride and handling of a grand touring tire, you can’t go wrong with the Kelly Charger GT. 
 
The Kelly Charger GT is designed with two circumferential grooves and a dense pattern of sipes for great traction and handling in wet weather. The grooves feature unique Z-shape serrations to direct water away from the tire’s contact patch in rainy conditions. It features the industry’s M + S stamp, indicating that it meets requirements for all-season traction. The Kelly Charger GT uses a tread compound that’s optimized for all-season traction, with twin steel belts and a polyester radial cord body for ...[more]
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October Tire Spotlight: Dunlop Signature HP

October 16th, 2015
Dunlop Tires in Puyallup, WADrivers of coupes and sedans who expect a little more out of their vehicles love the Dunlop Signature HP tire line. The Signature HP uses a high-performance all-season tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread design. Its broad outboard shoulder blocks and intermediate and center ribs are designed to enhance cornering stability and steering response. An intermediate rib and innovative shoulder design help pump water away from the tire’s contact patch, for better wet-weather traction. When the weather turns nasty, a dense pattern of sipes offers more biting edges for wintry traction. 
 
The Dunlop Signature HP is a true ultra-high-performance tire with speed ratings of V or W (149 or 168 mph). ...[more]
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