ideas for fathers day

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day: A RightTurn Survey

I might not be a dad just yet, but I’m lucky enough to have one and I try to show my appreciation every time I see him. And even though I know he’ll love any gift I get him for Father’s Day, there’s still a small amount of stress when finding ideas for Father’s Day. We all know that the cliché Father’s Day tie is a bad idea (do people … Continue reading

recycled tires

Let’s Hear It for Recycled Tires

I know what you’re thinking — how on earth can we celebrate ecological sustainability with tires? Thank goodness we are here to help. Tires are essential to your driving safety, and everyone from the automotive companies to the tire manufacturers — and those of us in between — are committed to keeping the earth as healthy as possible. That’s why we’ve written so many articles about sustainability. Here’s a handy … Continue reading

uses for old tires

Creative Uses for Old Tires

Old tires typically get thrown away, find their way to a giant open-air scrap tire pile, or make great dust collectors in the shed or garage. As great as those old tractor tires look on the front lawns of rural homesteads as flowerpots, there are many other uses for old tires. Check out a few creative ideas that convert old tires into useful objects for your home. Tire Ottoman You … Continue reading

One Man’s Tires Are Another Man’s…

Shoes? Rubber isn’t a new concept as far as shoe construction goes, but a new trend happening across the globe is footwear made out of used tires. Down in Kenya, these tire-to-shoe transformations take form as akala sandals, known as “thousand-milers” because of their durability. Akala sandals have been around for decades, and they enable people to traverse rough African terrain. Back in my hometown, Detroit Treads is taking discarded … Continue reading