benefits of winter tires

Snow Tires — 3 Things You Don’t Know about Winter Tires

So it isn’t winter quite yet, but right about now is when you want to start thinking about buying winter tires (AKA snow tires) in preparation for what Mother Nature has in store the next couple months. Winter tires aren’t nearly as popular here in the States as over in Europe, which goes to show how much people don’t know about them. Like the fact that they’re not just for snow, even though many … Continue reading

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Top 5 Gifts for Your College Grad

In the middle of graduation party season, you might still be wondering what college graduation gifts to get for a recent college grad. Don’t agonize over it. RightTurn is here to help! Now that they’ve gotten over this treacherous hill, it’s time for them to embark on the long journey into the rest of their lives. Some start fast, others hit their stride after a few miles, and many just … 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

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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

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RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Texas

To continue our Road Trip Destinations Series, we’re heading to the place where the stars at night are big and bright. That’s right, Texas! Texas road trips provide tons of great destinations while you’re trying to dodge tumbleweeds, roadrunners, or wild hogs while barreling down Texas State Highway 130, but we’ll start you off with five. Buckle up, ‘cause we’re going 0–60, baby. Cadillac Ranch What’s a tire blog without … Continue reading

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Stand Out: Customize Your Tires

Today, you’re encouraged to be unique and to be an individual. Standing out in a crowd can be difficult, but custom tires can up your unique quotient. With a few simple additions to your wheels, you can make the quickest great first impression (depending on how fast you drive). Just as every person has a unique personality, every car should too, including your wheels! Here are some unique ways to spice up your … Continue reading

best time to buy tires

When is the Best Time to Buy Tires?

With tire manufacturers frequently offering rebates, some people might think there is a best time of year to buy tires and be enticed to make purchases during spring or fall when promotions are running. That might not be the best idea if you’re considering riding on low tread depth just to make it to a seasonal discount. That’s like waiting until tomorrow to eat dinner when you’re hungry today because … Continue reading

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Indosole is Turning Tires into Shoes

Most tires look pretty much the same, at least from afar. This I will concede. But you know what doesn’t look the same at all? All the different shoes made of tires at Indosole.com. Turning tires into shoes isn’t a new concept, but what makes Indosole (based in Indonesia, bene the name) stand is out is how cool the shoes look. Not only are they keeping tires from landfills, they’re … Continue reading

cold tires

How Extreme Cold Affects Your Tires

Tires are exposed to harsh environmental conditions depending on your region, be it hot or cold. Not to mention the stress your driving can put on them in those conditions. Extreme heat adds stress to your tires and can result in a dangerous blowout while driving. Older tires are obviously more at risk, but you should always remember to check your tires for any cracking, underinflation, or damage of any … 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