What You Need to Know about Tires for Safe Winter Driving

Safe winter driving doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of an attentive, skilled driver in control of a well-maintained vehicle that has been prepared for seasonal road conditions. Essential to that preparation is ensuring you have the right tires.

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How Long Will Your Spare Tire Last?

We all know how the story goes. You get a flat, put on your spare and drive off. Sometimes, people even forget that the spare tire is there instead of the real tire. Unfortunately, using a spare tire for too long can cause your car damage and put you in a risky situation. So, how long should you drive your car with your spare before it’s absolutely necessary to switch it out for a new tire?

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The Danger of Potholes

It’s time to talk about one of the most potentially damaging aspects of the road: potholes. With more and more potholes being found on our roads here in Albuquerque, the more potential there is for damage to be caused to cars and trucks. AAA estimates that drivers spend nearly $5 million every year repairing and replacing parts that were damaged because of a pothole. Continue reading The Danger of Potholes

When Should You Replace Worn Tires?

The dangers of driving in dangerous conditions, such as high winds, can never be overstated. Driving in these conditions are far worsened when the tires that you have on your vehicle lack the proper amount of tread to provide the friction with the ground that you need to drive safely. So how do you know when you need to replace the tires that you have on your vehicle? Continue reading When Should You Replace Worn Tires?

Cold Weather Maintenance for Your Car

Woman cleaning car windshield of snow

Temperatures are cold in Albuquerque. When the temperature drops, people put on coats, scarves and gloves to protect themselves against the cold weather. Just as you prepare yourself for the cold weather, your car needs to be prepared for the dip in temperature. Although we don’t recommend buying scarves and gloves for your car (we don’t think that would help ;)), there are steps that you can take to ensure your car functions properly during the winter months.

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Put Your Tires to the Test

You already know that properly inflated tires help you maximize your fuel economy. And you already know that tires with adequate tread are important to safe driving, but do you know how important? According to estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failures may contribute to about 400 fatalities each year.[1] Continue reading Put Your Tires to the Test