Safety

Now is traditionally the time of year when everyone goes back to school. If you have a young driver, or a student who’s just received a learner’s permit in your life, now is a good time to educate them about safe driving. In addition to being educated on things like safe following distance, how to check… Read More


One of the most dangerous situations a driver may encounter on the road is having to quickly stop a vehicle on a wet or icy road. This is because instead of making contact with the road and gaining traction, the vehicle’s tires slide across the surface of the road. Since the late 70’s, auto manufacturers… Read More


While sudden wheel loss from a moving truck is a fairly uncommon occurrence, it does happen more often than people realize. Often times wheel loss is related to the amount of torque applied during wheel assembly. Wheel loss, or wheel runoff, can lead to a host of serious dangers as the driver loses control of… Read More


The main way we judge what kind of shape tires are in is to look at the tread wear. This is usually the best indication of whether or not a tire is in good shape to perform reliably and safely. There is another problem tires can have that does not necessarily show in the tread… Read More


Tire maintenance and fuel efficiency are important issues for truck fleets. In order to remain profitable, it is essential for fleet managers to find ways to maximize fuel economy and extend tire life. Tire pressure has a significant impact on all aspects of fleet efficiency. Improper tire inflation in commercial truck tires may be a… Read More


As anyone who has ever experienced hydroplaning can attest, it is a very alarming situation. Hydroplaning happens when water pressure causes your car to lift up and slide on a thin layer of water, and your tires lose contact with the road. It has the serious potential to be very dangerous because hydroplaning makes the… Read More


When temperatures warm, ice and snow melt, revealing the abusive impact salt has had on the roads. This typically takes the form of one of the worst road menaces known to man – potholes. Aside from being an unsightly nuisance that makes your ride a lot less comfortable, potholes are one of the most destructive… Read More


Although you may not be ready for winter, you need to make sure your vehicle is equipped to handle winter driving challenges! These five simple winter maintenance checks will help get you ready for winter weather: Check Your Tires  You should check your tire pressure regularly, including the pressure of your spare, but it is… Read More


In order for your tires to deliver the best performance, traction, and safety, they must have sufficient tread depth. Tread depth is so crucial to tire safety that US law mandates tires must have plainly visible tread wear indicator bars. Unfortunately these bars can be difficult to see until the tread is well worn and… Read More


Most newer cars are equipped with an integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). These systems use sensor technology to alert drivers when tire pressure in one of the tires goes below a predetermined level. As many drivers have observed, it is not uncommon for the TPMS light to illuminate when cold weather settles in. While… Read More