Seven Things You Need To Know About Tires

July 31st, 2015

We often see customers who are a little overwhelmed by the tire buying process. There are so many types of tires for different vehicles and different driving styles, all at different price points. Here are a few things every driver needs to know about tires:

·   A tire is constructed from the inside out, starting at the inner liner. There are 20 to 25 different components in every tire; fabric belts are wrapped around the inner liner, with steel belts, more fabric belts and other materials layered between the tread surface and the inner liner. These layers provide strength, noise suppression and ride quality.

·   Newer low-profile tires are popular with many drivers, if only for aesthetic/style reasons. It’s important to know low-profi ...[more]

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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]

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Maintaining Your Spare Tire and Replacement in Case of Flats or Blowouts While Driving - Yorktown Service Plaza

August 31st, 2012

If you have ever before had a blowout, you recognize how stressful it can easily be. The strain is at that point worsened, if you have no understanding on just what to do or how to replace your spare tire. Despite a vehicle's make or style, every automobile is geared up with a spare tire. If your automobile does not, probabilities are the previous owner tossed it or ruined it as well as never replaced it. A spare tire is like insurance. You don't require it, until something happens. In this article we talk about the importance of having an excellent spare tire, as well as maintaining it so you can properly utilize it in case of an unexpected emergency.

Even if you have fix-a-flat, having a spare tire will consistently be the very best option for a flat tire. There are times when you receive a flat, and all you need to have is a bit more air or some fix- ...[more]

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