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Here in the Midwest, and anywhere else for that matter, there is no more important piece of equipment for a farmer or anyone working in agriculture than their tractor. It’s the tireless workhorse, capable of doing or assisting multiple important jobs around the farm. So, it should go without saying that it’s crucial to keep… Read More


As much as we may not want to think about it, winter driving season is right around the corner. Freezing temperatures, icy roads and heavy snowfall all add up to extra driving hazards, whether you are taking a long trip, or running errands in your neighborhood. Get ready for winter driving with these simple winter… Read More


Winter driving presents serious challenges for your fleet, particularly in the Midwest or northern areas of the U.S. Freezing temperatures mean heavy snowfall and icy roads, which create dangerous road conditions and challenges for even the most experienced drivers. While it is impossible to avoid winter driving, preparing for your fleet will go a long… Read More


Wheel alignment and tire balancing are two distinct services, which are each essential for maximizing the performance and service life of your tires. Alignment service can be referred to as tire alignment or front end alignment. This service involves adjusting the wheel position angle to match the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer. Wheel alignment service… Read More


When tire life goes the way it is supposed to, your tires wear out all at the same time, after providing you with an optimal service life. When this happens, replacing tires is pretty straightforward – you buy a new set. Unfortunately tire life, like life in general, does not always go according to plan.… Read More


Summer heat can wreak serious havoc on your car battery.  Before you find yourself stranded in the hot sun, give some time and attention to summer car battery care. When temperatures climb, the battery’s current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing its service life. The rate of sulfation (sulfate development on battery electrodes as the battery discharges)… Read More


Today’s fleet manager must face serious challenges when it comes to reducing costs. Goodyear® Fuel Max™ tires provide a great way for you to save money on your fleet costs. SmartWay®-verified Goodyear Fuel Max tires can help you improve fleet fuel efficiency and lower operating costs. Raben Tire is dedicated to providing solutions for fleet… Read More


Monthly oil checks are an important part of your vehicle’s maintenance that will keep your engine running right and help you avoid costly engine problems down the road. Fortunately, oil checks are simple to do and don’t require a lot of time. Let’s first look at the essential role oil plays and then review the… Read More


According to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), National Tire Safety Week 2017 is coming up: May 28th – June 3rd.  They describe this week as an, “initiative to rally the tire industry in a focused effort to help drivers learn simple yet essential steps to maintain their tires.” Tires are one of the biggest investments… Read More


The Car Care Council has declared April National Car Care Month. The start of spring is a great time to take care of any issues that you may have put off addressing during winter months. Since April is traditionally a wet month, it is important to make sure your car is ready for traveling on… Read More