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The Importance of Safe Tires

The Importance of Safe Tires

  With the upcoming snowy season in Wisconsin, the unpredictable weather makes it important to keep our tires in tip top shape. As the snowfall approaches, we'd like to remind you to check the condition of your tires. Most tires come equipped with tread depth indicators, which may not be visible when the tires are new. These indicators, represented by bars running perpendicular to the tread, become apparent as the tread wears down. If you observe these indicators, it signals that your tread depths are too low and the tires should be replaced. Surprisingly, a simple method to check tread depth involves using a penny. Insert the penny into the tread with Lincoln's head facing down. If the top of his head is visible, it indicates low tread depth, indicating the need for new tires soon. Cracks in the sidewall present a safety concern and may also indicate the need for new tires. Any cuts or gouges in the sidewall can lead to air leaks or potential blowouts. If you have any ... read more

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What are run flat tires?

What are run flat tires?

Run flat tires are tires that you can continue driving on after a puncture to get to an auto repair shop or a level area to change the tire. However, you may not drive on them for a long period of time. The manufacturer of the tires will have specifications on how fast and long to drive on the tire. There are two types of run flats, self-supporting and support ring system. The self-supporting system tire has a reinforced sidewall that will continue to support the vehicle when air is lost. The support ring run flats employ a ring of hard rubber that can support the vehicle's weight when air is lost. With running run flats, it may be hard to tell when you are driving on an under inflated tire. However, most vehicles do have a tire pressure monitoring system that would inform you when the tires air pressure is lower than the manufactures specifications. Call us today for a quote on tires. Our auto repair shops can get most makes and models of tires. 

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How do you know when tires need to be replaced?

How do you know when tires need to be replaced?

  It is very important that the tires on your vehicle are in great shape. Tires are on the only contact your vehicle has with the roadway. As we are approaching the snowy season in Wisconsin, we never know what to expect weather wise. We know the first snow fall is near and this is our reminder to you to check the condition of your tires.  There can be tread depth indicators found on most tires. These tread depth indicators are not able to be seen when the tires are new. Bars running perpendicular to the tread will start to show themselves as the tire tread gets low. If you notice the tread depth indicators, your tread depths are too low and you should replace your tires.  Another way you can check the tread depth, believe it or not, is with a penny. To determine if your tires are low on tread, place the penny in your tread with Lincoln's head pointed down. If you can see the top of his head, the tire tread is low and new tires should be purchased in the near ... read more

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Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

                                                              It's starting to get cooler which means it's time to start thinking about winter! There is few things to have checked over to make sure your vehicle is ready to take the cold weather. It is always important to make sure your engine oil is in tip top shape as that is the life of the engine. Tire pressure and tread depth is always important as that is the only contact your vehicle has with the road. Always make sure exterior lights and signals are in working order. Lastly, the coolant and brake fluid levels should be checked. Give us a call today to schedule your vehicle's fall check up

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It's time to start thinking about tires!

It's time to start thinking about tires!

                                    I know it is crazy to think summer is nearing the end and the cooler weather is right around the corner. We want to beat the storm and make sure our vehicles are ready for the colder weather. Tires are very important to stay up on because they are the only contact your vehicle has with the road. Tire rebates are beginning which is another indicator that it is time to start inspecting our tires. Call us today to inquire information on tires and which rebates are available. We are ready to serve you and get your vehicle ready for winter before it is here! 

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