What's the difference between all-season and winter tires?
The key to good traction is friction, but this can be elusive depending on the weather. Winter tires are designed to stay soft and pliable at low temperatures, so they will deform and re-conform to all the micro irregularities of the icy surface, resulting in grip. All-season tires are designed to help provide traction in wet and snowy conditions. Their reinforced sidewalls keep the tire shoulders on the road, while microgrooves help provide biting edges that lock together, enabling better grip when turning on wet roads.
Do Driving Habits Affect Tire Life?


Tips That Help Increase Tire Life:
• Do not speed. High speeds will generate excessive heat, which increases the rate of tire wear.
• Avoid fast turns on curves and corners.
• Avoid quick starts and panic stops.
• Do not ride on the edge of the pavement or drive over curbs, potholes, or other obstructions.

What Is Wheel Alignment?

Tires will undergo frequency and speed adjustments at different intervals to keep the tire and vehicle rotation running straight and the load bearing direction perpendicular to the ground. Vehicle manufacturers designed different angles to handle a variety of road conditions and enhance vehicle performance. Overtime, these angles will suffer wear which leads to deformation while replacing suspension parts will cause a deviation from the set values, resulting in poor vehicle and tire performance. Therefore, proper wheel alignment can help correct and prevent these problems.

Effects of Improper Wheel Alignment:
• Affects Safety: poor high-speed stability and high-speed cornering ability causes displacement of gravity leading to vehicle skids 
• Increases Component Wear: vibration and shakes leads to vehicle component wear while incorrect angles causes rapid irregular tire wear 
• Poor Handling: steering is too heavy or too light
• Driving Fatigue: vibration and shakes will decrease comfort level while constantly correcting the direction of the steering wheel increases driving fatigue 
• Increases Fuel Consumption: unsmooth driving causes large energy loss 

How to take care of your tire?
  • Check your air pressure – smooth, even driving starts with your tires.
    NOTE: Tires should be inflated when cool to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard or in your vehicle owner's manual, NOT the maximum limit stamped on a tire sidewall. 
  • Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%, saving about 15 cents per gallon. 
  • Worn or dirty spark plugs can cause misfiring, which wastes fuel - replacing these per your vehicle owner's manual can lead to a better performing vehicle.
  • Vehicle gas caps that are damaged, loose, or missing altogether waste gas. According to the Car Care Council, about 17% of vehicles on the road have gas cap problems, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year. How
How to buy a tire?
  • Look for tires that excel in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning.
  • Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance help narrow your choices. (Comparative treadlife tests demonstrate that a manufacturer's warranty doesn't always reflect how a tire will wear, but used as an estimate, it's an important piece of information).
  • Choosing a vehicle tire depends on where you live, weather and terrain issues, what performance expectations you have, and what your vehicle requires.
Why are tires black?
Tires are black because the rubber used to make them contains a black carbon material called carbon black which is also used as black pigment for printing ink, toner, and mascara, etc. Carbon black added to rubber to increase its strength