winter rims

The Truth about Rims and Winter

I know I don’t need to tell you what’s heading our way but I’m going to tell you anyway: frigid cold temperatures, snow, slush, freezing rain, and plenty of ice, making for adventurous winter driving. That means we’re going to need a lot of salt. Sure it does a good job removing that stuff I mentioned earlier, but it also takes quite a toll on your car. Salt combined with … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Tire Types

If you’re purchasing tires for the first time, the process of choosing different tire types might be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of things to take into consideration like tire sizing, type of driving, and the make and model of your car. Think about it; when it comes to athletic shoes, some people value weight over durability, or tread over looks. So what do you value? … Continue reading

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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

Spring Tires for Spring? Not Exactly

For folks who swap their tires throughout the year, you got your winter tires and you got your summer tires. So… what about the other two seasons? There aren’t separate seasonal tires for spring and fall because summer tires are actually for more than just summer. They’re also called three-season tires. Rather than think of winter and summer tires as season-specific, think of them as temperature-specific. You have your cold … Continue reading

2016 Chicago auto show

2016 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

It’s auto show season! It might still be chilly where you live, but I always know that when the car show comes around, it means we’re making the fourth turn and speeding straight toward summertime. The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in all of North America and has been up and running since 1901. If you love history and cars and Chicago, check out the Chicago Auto … 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

winter playlist

What’s better than winter tires? A winter PLAYLIST!

So Christmas is over, but winter’s just getting started. What do you listen to when you’re behind the wheel, trudging through snowy roads (with winter tires I hope)? Some good non-Chrirstmas winter driving music. To help you out, RightTurn.com made a winter playlist on Spotify for you! Check it out here: Chill Winter Driving Music Enjoy this and other playlists of ours by following RightTurnNow on Spotify. (PS. I’m serious about those winter tires.)

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3 Major Winter Safety Tips  

We’re halfway through winter (ok not really, but close), and El Niño has kept it mild for many of us. We are still, however, in winter driving season. Because winter driving means more than snow. First, there’s a reason why we here at RightTurn.com are pretty adamant about calling winter tires “winter tires” as opposed to “snow tires.” Most all-season tires harden starting at 45°F. This turns them into hockey … Continue reading

There Are Many Types of Tires to Choose From. Find Your Mate.

Have you been unlucky in tire love? Do you always end up going out with the wrong types of tires? You know those kinds of outings, when you feel less secure and that there’s a good chance it might become flat. We know it’s extremely difficult to get set up with the perfect match. So that’s why we created RightTurn.com. Millions of people are searching for that perfect tire online. … Continue reading

winter tires vs all season

Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you’re looking for the best snow tires, you might not find what you’re looking for. “Snow tires” is a term that’s a bit misleading. As one of RightTurn’s resident tire experts, and your inside source to all things tires, “winter tires” is a much more accurate description. You don’t need to drive on snow to experience the benefits of winter tires. All-season tires stiffen at temperatures below 45 degrees. … Continue reading