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Help The Earth While You Drive

Help The Earth While You Drive

Are you looking for ways to help the planet? Check out these tips.  We as commuters understand what responsible driving means as it relates to safety: Don’t speed, do obey traffic laws, stay alert and cautious in poor conditions… we know this. BUT do you consider yourself a responsible driver in terms of earth-friendliness? We realize that the act of driving inherently poses environmental risks – in today’s fast-paced world we have to travel, so let’s discuss the ways to get around while keeping the health of our planet in mind. Biodiversity, alternative energy, microplastics and recyclables – all are carefully considered and included in Nokian’s longstanding sustainability efforts. Studies have shown that proper equipment and conscientious driving can significantly reduce each vehicle’s carbon footprint. As drivers, we must make informed decisions to affect positive change. So, what can ... read more

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Pet Safety Vehicle Guidelines for Summer

Pet Safety Vehicle Guidelines for Summer

Summer is here, which means your vehicle is going to be HOT. Check out these misconceptions about pets in the car.  Misconception #1: "I leave the windows cracked" The Reality: Multiple studies have shown that leaving the windows cracked has only a minimal, and overall insignificant protective benefit. One study showed that the average temperature rise of 3.4°F per 5 minutes in an enclosed car was only decreased to 3.1°F per 5 minutes by ‘cracking’ the windows. This equated to a difference of only 3.6°F over the 60-minute study period (40.8°F total heat rise with windows fully closed, compared to 37.2°F rise with windows ‘cracked’). Another study showed only a 2°F difference at the end of the 90-minute study period between a fully enclosed vehicle and one with the windows ‘cracked’. As you can see, while cracking the windows does have some effect on slowing down the temperature rise inside a ... read more

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2017 Great Hit Rebate

2017 Great Hit Rebate

The 2017 Great Hit Rebate - Hankook Tires Starting August 1st, get $100 off when you purchase a set of four select Hankook tires! Offer expires September 30th, 2017.  Contact us today for more information or give us a call 51

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Tips for Summer Car Care

Tips for Summer Car Care

Hot weather means that there are more "special" steps that you need to take to keep your car running properly.  If you thought that winter was the only season to give you special conditions for your car, guess again!  So we found this great article for you to help you determine what steps and precautions you should take to keep your car on the road this summer!   Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. Excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, which will eventually destro ... read more

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14 Road Trip Games Adults Will Actually Enjoy

14 Road Trip Games Adults Will Actually Enjoy

We all know that summer means plenty of family road trips but what about those road trips that you take as an adult with a few friends?  Maybe you all load into the car and head out to find a new place to go hiking or that amusement park you have been dying to check out.  But that long drive...what to do while in the car?  Well, we have a great article that we had to share that is filled with 14 super fun games to play while you are on your way to your destination. Before tablets and podcasts, we used games to keep us entertained. For your next road trip, try some of these games to keep you going along the way. 1. If you have some sleepy passengers in the car, you should definitely play "While You Were Sleeping." The Game: Create the most believable story when someone falls asleep The Rules:  • First, a passenger must fall asleep • After five minutes of slumber, the awake passengers begin creating a story • Each person takes tur ... read more

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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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