Jarod

Jarod Witkowski

I’m not a tire guy. Or…I wasn’t at one time. But the beauty of tires is that they’re learnable. And beyond that, they are necessary to be learned. Prior to coming to RightTurn, I probably felt about tires the way I feel about my hair. Much like tires eventually do, my head went bald. So I felt that this is what I got and I’m stuck with it. If I replaced it (my hair), I’d still get the hair I had, right? I wouldn’t get curly hair. Or different color hair. So what’s this got to do with tires? Well when it’s time to replace tires, you want to be educated on what tires will be best suited for your vehicle. And that’s more than just saying, “Gimme the same ones as last time.” It’s complicated, but not really. We are here at RightTurn to make things easy for you.

You can reach Jarod at jwitkowski@dealertire.com.

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Niagara Falls

It’s been a while since we packed up the car and hightailed it out of town. This time you better bring your snow boots. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you should hunker down all winter. The warm weather will soon return, but until it does, take advantage of the majesty of Niagara Falls in the wintertime. Why Niagara Falls in Winter? Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that I … Continue reading

Irish Contributions to the Auto Industry

Most modern celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day consist of daylong consumption of corned beef, cabbage, and green beer. But Ireland, and St. Patrick himself, gave the world more than just a reason to dye a river green. Not exactly known for their automotive achievements globally, Irish cars — past and present — have made some iconic contributions to the auto industry that are widely recognizable and quite notable. Not to … Continue reading

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Female Engineers in the Auto Industry

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Roads of the Future

When my eldest sister had to drive me around town before I got my license I recall her once saying, “They can send a man to the moon but they can’t make roads that don’t get potholes.” Little did she know that those are two completely different professions and to use them interchangeably is just silly. But after thinking about her comment, roads haven’t really changed over my lifetime and … Continue reading

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White House Wheels and the Presidential Motorcade

Being the President of the United States I’m sure has its difficulties, but it has to be super cool just because of the cars. Nowadays, the presidential motorcade includes a car that makes James Bond’s Aston Martin look like amateur hour. Nicknamed “The Beast” or “Cadillac One” or “First Car,” the official car of the president has many secrets we could never know about; however, there are some things we … Continue reading

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: West Virginia

Being Ohio’s neighbor, West Virginia was always a state my family drove through to get to someplace else. But when I became an adult and took an east coast road trip with my best friend, we deliberately made a stop in West Virginia and that changed my mind forever. If you think West Virginia is just gas stations and trees, you’re mistaken. The scenery is some of the best you’ll … Continue reading

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Gasoline and Winter

The cold can affect just about anything in your daily life, including your gasoline. That’s right, winter blend gas is different than summer blend. But it doesn’t end there. How does the cold affect your fuel economy? And did you ever wonder if using your heat and heated seats used up more gasoline? And does heating up your car before driving actually improve efficiency? Let’s take a look! Winter Vs. … Continue reading

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2017 Detroit Auto Show Highlights

The 2017 North American International Auto Show arrived in Detroit for its annual run from January 8–22. And like every year, it did not disappoint. As usual, replacements, upgrades, and concepts were showcased for the car lover in all of those who attended. New Takes on Old Classics VW Microbus Concept A few old names made the guest list at this year’s Auto Show. Volkswagen has been mum for years … Continue reading

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What Trended in 2016 — A Look Back

2016 was a year that many people can’t wait to forget. And yes, plenty of unfortunate things happened, but there were also some memorable things that kept our interest. But when it comes to trends, especially on the Internet, videos and articles just make the rounds. It seems everyone sees the latest trends. Even my parents asked me what color that dress was and for a moment I was like, … Continue reading

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Idaho

Idaho isn’t just the land of the potato, even though being a carb guy, that’s a pretty good selling point for me. But it turns out this state is a real gem. So much so that it got its moniker the “Gem State” because nearly every type of gem has been found all across the entire state. Idaho has scenic byways and backcountry drives sure to give you an eyeful … Continue reading