ask a stupid question day

3 Stupid Questions about Cars & Tires, Answered

When is Ask a Stupid Question Day? The answer is pretty stupid — either September 28, or the last school day of September (September 30 this year). This holiday is so stupid it doesn’t even know which day to fall on. But you know what ISN’T stupid? Questions about cars and tires that affect safety. So in the spirit of National Ask a Stupid Question day (the purpose of which is … Continue reading

how long do tires last

How Long Do Tires Last?

Excellent question! There’s a simple answer and a more realistic answer. In general, new tires last around 60,000 miles, so if the average driver drives 15,000 miles a year, they’ll last roughly four years. But the more realistic answer depends on several factors. First let’s lay down some basic facts. All tires wear down as you drive on them. Treadwear defines how fast they wear down. To measure this, we … Continue reading

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Heat’s Affect on Tires

Each year, we’re experiencing warmer summers with near unbearable temperatures. What’s that mean for tires? Hot temperatures and tires don’t mix well and can negatively impact your safety. Hot weather can weaken your tires and lead to failure. I know we all want a perfect 90-degree beach day, but that means roughly 150 degrees on the pavement. Not to mention, tire pressure can increase by up to 5 psi in … Continue reading

Tire Safety

Tire Care & Safety Explained by Pencils

There are four main areas of tire care and safety — pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread. But it’s not always clear why these matter, so we’ve sketched it out for you here. Now that you know more about tire safety, enlighten someone else.  Share this blog post with others using the social icons below.  

spare tire pressure

The Spare Down There

Here’s a scenario that will make you think harder about spare tire pressure: You’re cruising down the road, heading to work, steady traffic, sun is shining, it’s almost the weekend, and you’re feeling good. You didn’t know you’d get a flat going past that construction site. At this point, maybe you’re perturbed, but you’ve changed a tire before. So you pop open the trunk and there’s your spare. There’s just … Continue reading

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Teen Driving Safety: Is Your Teen Ready for the Road?

When it comes to teen driving safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study in April of 2012 to show the truth behind teens and tire-related accidents. The study found that 12% of vehicles involved in accidents with inexperienced drivers involved tire-related issues. Conversely, only 5% of vehicles in accidents with experienced drivers were tire related. This statistic alone tells a very clear story about a preventable … Continue reading

tire myths

Tire Facts and Tire Myths

Some people just aren’t sure about what’s true and false when it comes down to their tires. Not all tires are the same and limited knowledge about tires change perceptions and myths begin to take form. But the topic of tires is not that simple, so RightTurn is here to help you distinguish the difference between the tire facts and tire myths. Myth  Of course I know my tire’s recommended … Continue reading

st patricks day safety

Make Your Own Luck While Driving

Happy Safe Patty’s Day! That’s the new name we’ve come up with to remind you of the importance of St. Patrick’s Day safety. Luckily, we’re making our way out of winter and heading toward the promise of summer through a delightful spring. But as we all know, luck is an odd thing. We’ve all been there before; you end up taking a day off from work and it turns out … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s no secret that resolutions are difficult to keep. But 2016 is coming and there’s no stopping it. If you are like me, you have problems coming up with resolutions. Not because I don’t think I have anything I need to improve on, it’s just that I know that I’m a quitter. So this article is for all of us. First, here are some car-centric ideas that will get your … Continue reading

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Best Car Stunts

It’s amazing how much attention a good car stunt gets. People love watching the dangerous and the unbelievable, so it’s no wonder why the Fast and the Furious franchise has seven movies down, and even more in the hopper. There have been innumerable car stunts and jumps that push the limits with each one so daring, trying not to be outdone. It’s not exactly the best thing for a car, … Continue reading