Jake

Jake Schaale

I guess you could say I’m a casual car enthusiast. I grew up in Detroit, go to the North American International Auto Show every year, and love keeping up with all the latest automotive innovations. But don’t try to talk to me about things like engine displacements or suspension configurations, ‘cause I just recently realized that “chassy” isn’t slang for chassis but just how the word is pronounced.
                                                                                                                                        Tires never used to be on my radar, but RightTurn has helped me learn just how much of a difference tires make. I’ve even witnessed a minivan outrace a BMW just because it had the right tires. Hopefully my musings here will help you discover a bit about what tires can do for you. At the very least, I’ll settle for making you crack a smile every now and then.                                                                                                                                       

You can reach Jake at jschaale@rightturn.com.

tire knowledge

Take Our Tire Test: When, Why, and How to Replace Your Tires

At some point in your future of driving, you will more than likely need to purchase new tires. From making sure that your tire’s tread can grip the road like it should to figuring out how big that tire should be, there’s a lot to know about automotive tires to be able to replace them properly. Test your knowledge now. Then read on below to learn more. Where can you … Continue reading

self driving car regulations

How Will Self-Driving Cars Change the Future of Transportation?

It’d be an understatement to say that there’s been a lot of debate about the safety of self-driving cars lately. People have been dreaming about cars that can drive themselves for a long time—probably since the very first automobile accident happened. But we can also foresee some possible risks and drawbacks to this technology. Can autonomous vehicles make moral decisions? Most computer programmers would agree that encoding human morals and … Continue reading

dog car safety

National Pet Month: Car Safety

In light of it being National Pet Month, we’d like to discuss dog car safety. Pets are like children for many of us, but often we don’t think to protect them in the same ways. The laws pertaining to transporting dogs are nowhere near as strict, either—it falls on us as individuals to use our best judgment. Following are some ways that you can—and should—protect your pets when traveling with them. … Continue reading

new automotive technology

What’s Driving New Technology in the Auto Industry?

Modern automobiles have come a long way in recent years when it comes to autonomous safety features and adaptive driving capabilities. Whereas power door locks and windows were a pretty big deal just 20 years ago, automotive technology continues to outpace itself. Compared to the following five innovations, however, even the back-up cameras and anti-collision braking systems of today can be considered to be rather low-tech. Self-Driving Systems In literal … Continue reading

tips for buying a car

What Do You Look For When Buying a New Car?

No matter what your reason is for needing a new automobile, finding the make, model, and features to suit your needs is only half the battle. It’s not all horsepower and handbrakes—the process of buying a car can be intimidating with a lot of numbers, negotiating, and paperwork involved. But as they say, the pen is mightier than the sword! Here are a few tips for buying a car to … Continue reading

Distracted driving

Safety First—5 Best Practices for Safe Driving

Whoever said that there’s safety in numbers surely wasn’t thinking about rush hour traffic. In fact, the best recipe for a safe drive involves few other cars on the road, zero distractions while driving, and the avoidance of dangerous driving habits altogether. Since it’s unlikely that you’ll always drive in light traffic, however, steering clear of hazardous, illegal, and negligent driving behaviors as detailed below is all the more important. … Continue reading

April Tire Deals and Discounts

Up to $250 Off Tires This April!

There are some things you always get at RightTurn.com — like free delivery, or expert installation at a local dealership. But this April, you can get all the usual perks plus huge savings of up to $250! Drivers of select vehicles can instantly save anywhere from $70 to $250 on a set of tires. In addition, we also have a number of mail-in rebates worth up to $80 available to all … Continue reading

Sweepstakes

Free Tires or $1,500 — Enter for a Chance to Win!

The Big Top Tire Sale is coming to RightTurn this April, with incredible tire deals worth up to $250 off a set of tires. But Fortune Teller Artie just couldn’t contain his excitement, so he’s launched a sweepstakes to give away tires or cash! Which would you choose — free tires or $1,500? Once you make up your mind, head to facebook.com/RightTurnNow every day between March 22 and April 3 for a chance … Continue reading

spring cleaning

Green, Clean Machines: Tips for Keeping Your Car in Tip-Top Shape This Spring

It’s not unusual to see a layer of dust collecting on the dashboard after driving around all winter with the windows up. Just opening the windows can help blow some of that dust away—but also into your face. Meanwhile, spring’s pollen will often come crowding in to replace and add to the dust, filling the air vents and coating all the surfaces in the car. Check out the following spring … Continue reading

female ceos

3 Powerful Women Driving the Auto Industry

Women continue to tear down stereotypes and shatter the glass ceiling, and the auto industry is no exception. Once a “male only” field, women continue to climb the ranks and a handful have conquered the industry at the top. We are thrilled to see more female executives emerge as key players at the table rather than just models in sports car advertisements. Beyond Glass Ceilings When it comes to female … Continue reading