No Spare Tire?

September 29th, 2016
Believe it or not, many new vehicles come without a spare tire. Manufacturers have a few different reasons for that, including weight savings, space efficiency, Spare Tireand cost. When you're stuck by the side of the road, though, none of that really matters much, does it? 
 
Instead, these vehicles come equipped with an inflation kit and/or a can of sealant. 
 
Sealant is a gooey substance in an aerosol can that's designed to coat the inside of the tire due to centrifugal force once you get rolling again, hopefully sealing the puncture. These products, such as Fix-A-Flat, have been on the market for decades and tend to work pretty well on a minor puncture. They're not a permanent fix, however. Your speed should be limited after using ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

March 13th, 2014
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire.  And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years. 
 
The way that potholes work is that roads will freeze and thaw causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement.  This weakens the asphalt in the process. A ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101

Choosing the Right Tire - Yorktown Service Plaza

November 25th, 2013

Choosing the Right TireWe know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.

Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you might consider going to a better quality tire ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101

This Season, Beware of Potholes

April 8th, 2013

 

Flat Tire RepairAs the weather warms up, the road hazards of snow and ice seem to fade with the cold, but with changing seasons come new risks to be aware of. Springtime tends to be wet and rainy, with melting snow and ice, and climbing temperatures. This becomes a perfect recipe for creating potholes, those sneaky annoyances that can wreak havoc on your tires. During the winter, cracks form due to moisture and ice expanding weakened fractures in the road surface. As the cracks get worse they can become torn out of the road by the weight of passing cars, winter chains, or studded tires. In areas with heavy spring and winter rainfall sinkholes can form with the potholes, creating even deeper road hazards. Because potholes can form on any road surface, keeping a diligent eye on road will help protect your from th ...[more]

  Posted in: Yorktown Blog

  Tags

tires auto repair driver tips safety tips driving driver safety tips new tires auto repair services tune up oil change alignment car ac service car air conditioning service ac service air conditioning service automobile ac service repair car ac passenger tires all season tires buy tires tires online buy tires online tire sale spare tire spare tires car tires replacement tires replacement spare spare tire replacement auto mechanic auto mechanics car repair truck repair mechanic tire pressure tire repair tire maintenance car heater repair heater repair truck heater repair repair heater winter driving winter tires winter driving tips buy winter tires safe driving tips winter safety tips battery replacement winterize car battery battery repair replace car battery replace battery in car winter tire benefits discount winter tires cheap winter tires winter tire tips winter tires and information tires for winter local tune up tune up service what is a tune up discount tune up car tune up tune up for truck auto repair service oil change service local oil change shop oil changes oil filter replacement flat tire repair flat tires wheel alignment tire alignment windshield windshield crack auto glass repair glass auto repair windshield glass repair Windshield Repair Blog flat tire auto service summer tires snow tires car battery replacement car battery burrito ice cream brakes employees working for Yorktown testimonials high mileage cars tread depth tread wear replacing tires tire rotation tire rotation service tire rotation benefits check engine light Winners Contest Drawing brake repair brake service Fuel Economy Mother's Day back20school preventative maintenance tire inflation Halloween headlights brake lights holiday travel car maintenance preventative maintenance driver safety driving tips safe tires engine maintenance auto services tire balancing car alignment break service Car Energy Savers ac repair air conditioning car service truck tires tire replacement automotive repair back to school automotive repair services preventative flush service winter car spare tire truck spare tire snow and winter tires winter tire decisions winter tire help winter tire guide heating repair preventative maintenance service vehicle energy saver mpg gas mileage mileage buy snow tires safe vehicle truck tire repair car tire repair mechanics auto repair mechanics tire technology tire store tire center