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Why Are So Many New Cars' Gear Selectors So Stupid?

Why Are So Many New Cars' Gear Selectors So Stupid?

We hear this exact question all the time and to be honest, we ask it as well.  We all know that we are creatures of habit!  How many times have to reached for keys in that new car that has the push button start?  So now to change up the gear selector?!  We say "Too Much, Sir!!".  And it's not just us anymore!  In this article from caranddriver.com that we found and just had to share with you! Here's an idea: "Shifting is entirely crowdsourced and updated via the cloud." It’s been a while since I’ve heard of any car company paying big money to someone with a vague New Agey job description, which means the time is ripe for me to cash in on that lucrative sector. I figure that my angle is to tell them things that ought to be obvious but somehow aren’t, so I’m going to call myself the Innovation Dictator ... read more

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Air Conditioning Special!!

Air Conditioning Special!!

  To get your automobile ready for the warmer temperatures you will need to make sure your coolant is ready, your air conditioning is performing, and your tires have tread for those summer vacations! Starting July 1 and running until July 31 you can scoop up this incredible deal!! So why not save $40 on a $99.99 Air Conditioning Service. Service includes : AC system check, check hoses, compressor check, belts check, AC condenser and cabin filter. Freon not included. Regular Price: $139.99 Be sure to Contact Us today to schedule your service!!  But why should you be concerned with the operation on your car's air conditioning?  We are glad you asked!!  This service will ensure your optimum comfort as well as the comfort of your passengers on those hot summer days when you could fry an egg on the sidewalk!   It is important to note that contrary to popular belief, air conditioning does not simply ... read more

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Hot Summer Car Care Tips

Hot Summer Car Care Tips

With temperatures steadily rising it is important to know how to take care of your car to keep it properly running.  So we turned to Autotrader to find some good tips to share with you.  We feel that this is important for you to keep in mind and also keep your mechanic up to date on as well as this can help you avoid break downs at the worst possible time!   -Check your fluids and perform regular maintenance. -Confirm proper tire pressure to avoid a blowout and improve fuel economy. -Keep yourself cool with a/c and your vehicle cool by parking in the shade.   The arrival of summer marks an ideal time to make sure your car or truck is in good working condition. The high temperatures of summer can be tough on a vehicle - everything from the paint down to the tires is subjected to harsher than normal conditions. Gone unchecked, some issues could leave you stranded in the heat. Here are a few tips to help make sure you and your vehicle are protected against the ... read more

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Nokian Tires-Production Process

Nokian Tires-Production Process

Do you know how tires are made?  Do you know what tires are made of (besides rubber)?  What is the process of tire production?  These are just a few of the questions that we get asked daily.  Luckily one of the brands that we love has the answers to these questions!  We turned to Nokian Tires to find the answer to how tires are made.  Here is the article that Nokian orginally published on their site nokiantires.com.   Raw materials The main raw materials of a tire are natural rubber, synthetic rubber, carbon black and oil. The share of rubber compounds in the total weight of a tire is more than 80%. The rest consists of various kinds of reinforcing materials.   Approximately half of the rubber is natural rubber from a rubber tree. Rubber trees are grown in the tropics, in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Most of the synthetic, oil-based rubbers ... read more

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Nokian Warranty

Nokian Warranty

We are sure that by now you have heard us talk a lot about Nokian Tires but what about their warranty?  Well, we have found the complete warranty to share with you so that you know what to expect when you put these great tires on your vehicle!  So far we love everything about these tires and the warranty is no exception!  Be sure to read it for yourself before you schedule your appointment to have these tires put on your car or truck!   WARRANTY ELIGIBILITY Any new tire manufactured by Nokian Tyres that: i) is owned by the original purchaser; and ii) has remained mounted on the vehicle identified in the Mileage and Rotation Record (provided with our warranty pamphlet), is eligible for warranty coverage, subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below. WARRANTY PERIOD The period of warranty coverage for eligible tires extends until: i) the original usable and remaining tread reaches a depth of 2/32" or less, as evidenced by the built-in we ... read more

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How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

Hot summer days and nights under the stars.  Road trips and baseball games with the family.  Ah, summer!  One moment we are knee deep in snow and then seemigly overnight, it's summer.  But is your care ready?  Do you know what steps to take to get your vehicle summer ready?  Well, we found you a great resource this week!  Let's greet the summer months with clean and season ready vehicles! Five Tips To Prepare Your Car for Road Trip Season Warm summer temperatures can be hard on a vehicle. Heat expands the air in the tires and makes your cooling system work harder. Harsh sun can accelerate wear on hoses and drive belts. With the right precautions, though, you can minimize the toll that heat and sun take on your car. Here are five tips for "summerizing" your car. Most of these can be done at home, with very few tools needed. 1. Check air pressure and remove winter tires: Snow tires are essential in ... read more

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From the ground up: Nokian Tyres brings production to North America

From the ground up: Nokian Tyres brings production to North America

We are happy to share the news that Nokian Tires is going to expand it's production to North America!  We couldn't be happier to be a Nokian Tire distributor and see this leap into the production market for them!  Here is the exciting news directly from Nokian!   As announced Wednesday, May 3, Nokian Tyres will expand production with its first factory in North America. The Dayton, Tennessee, facility will produce about 4 million tires each year and will house distribution and storage centers. When the news broke, staffers in the North American headquarters, located in Colchester, Vermont, were elated, and to offer employees an in-depth look into the future, Tommi Heinonen, head Nokian Tyres North America, spoke candidly about the plans. The decision to grow production in North America began in 2012, Heinonen explained, with deeper discussion starting in 2015. The fact was, he sa ... read more

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Nokian Tyres: New Nokian Hakka Blue 2 Summer Tyre

It's that time of year when people start looking to add new tires to their vehicle or switch from their winter snow tires to summer tires.  We at All Tech Automotive have stated a partnership with Nokian Tires and we are so excited to be offering these awesome tires to you!  Not only are they safe but also durable so we feel that they are the perfect option for you!  Below you will find a fun video from Nokian that highlights the Hakka Blue 2 Summer Tyre. Nokian Hakka Blue 2 lives and breathes safe and durable travel from the very start of spring until the cold fall days set in – supported by a rubber compound tailor-made for northern conditions. For the majority of the sizes, the EU tyre label class for wet grip is A – the best possible grade. The comprehensive 15–17-inch size range is intended for powerful medium-sized passenger cars and sporty family cars. The premium summer tyre range has products in speed classes V (240 km/h) and W (270 k ... read more

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Step Into Summer

Step Into Summer

Here at All Tech Automotive are proud to announce that we now offer Nokian Tires for all f your vehicle tire needs!  There is literally a tire for any need you have with Nokian.  Since summer is rapidly approaching, we thought that this article from Nokian Tires would be a great introduction to the company as well as the summer tires that they offer.   The days are getting longer, the skies clearer, and roadtrip season is upon us. Will you head to the coast or to the mountains? Are biking, hiking or kayaking on your to-do list? Wherever you go, the fact is you’ll need the right tools to get there. So let us help you choose the best fit for your lifestyle with two all-new, really impressive options. First – a little history about our relationship with summer:  While Finland, the birthplace of Nokian Tyres, is known more for its … wintry… conditions, we couldn’t have invented the winter tire without first mastering the art of tire-m ... read more

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Improve Your MPG

Improve Your MPG

Do you ever find yourself worrying about fuel prices and how you can improve your fuel economy?  At All Tech Automotive, we think about these issues all the time.  People often just don't know that they CAN change the fuel economy of their vehicle with just a few simple tweeks, they just assume that their car either sips gas or guzzles gas.  So we spent some time on the internet to find you a great resource on what changes you can make to your vehicle to help solve some of these issues just in time for all of your summer driving! GET BETTER GAS MILEAGE - IMPROVING YOUR FUEL ECONOMY They used to say that you could only rely on two things in life - taxes and death. Not true. There's three things. Taxes, death and the cost of petrol sprialling forever upwards. So consider this page your guide to making the best of a bad situation. Follow these tips and you should be able to improve your mpg - miles per gallon. Better fuel economy = more money in your bank account ... read more

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