Jarod Witkowski

I’m not a tire guy. Or…I wasn’t at one time. But the beauty of tires is that they’re learnable. And beyond that, they are necessary to be learned. Prior to coming to RightTurn, I probably felt about tires the way I feel about my hair. Much like tires eventually do, my head went bald. So I felt that this is what I got and I’m stuck with it. If I replaced it (my hair), I’d still get the hair I had, right? I wouldn’t get curly hair. Or different color hair. So what’s this got to do with tires? Well when it’s time to replace tires, you want to be educated on what tires will be best suited for your vehicle. And that’s more than just saying, “Gimme the same ones as last time.” It’s complicated, but not really. We are here at RightTurn to make things easy for you.

You can reach Jarod at jwitkowski@dealertire.com.

RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Maine

Autumn is right around the corner and that means changing leaves, crisp weather, and apple pies. Maine is perfectly situated to really enhance the feel of fall and your Maine road trip. When you drive along its countryside roads and see the beautiful colors and scenery, you might feel like you’re living in a calendar. And it’s not just the country drives, but the 5500 miles of coastline also give … Continue reading

Flat-Free Tires

The idea of airless tires is all the rage right now. From tractors and construction equipment to bicycles and cars, tire manufacturers are thinking there’s no more room for air in their tires. At the 2017 Michelin Movin’On Sustainable Mobility Summit in Montreal, Michelin introduced its futuristic airless 3-D printed tire design for the forum’s 375th Anniversary. Like a decorative piece of coral out of an exotic fish tank, Michelin’s … Continue reading

How Old is Too Old to Drive?

Senior citizens are so important to our communities and identity as a culture. They have contributed and shaped our nation as it stands today. From world wars to inventions, modern society has emerged from the blood and sweat of the hardworking generations before us. But as you get older, things become more difficult physically and mentally. Some people feel age is just a number, and that’s exactly what it is, … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Georgia

August is National Peach Month! So let’s see…where, oh where, could I possibly get the best peach this time of year? If you said Georgia, then that guess is peachy keen! If you are looking for things to do in Georgia, this state will take a peach of your heart. Okay, okay, I get it, enough puns. Let’s get to drivin’! Coca-Cola Museum – Atlanta It’s hard to deny the appeal … Continue reading

Concept Tires of the Future

Hankook Tire Co. is giving us a glimpse regarding tires of the future. At the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) in Seoul Korea, Hankook presented some outrageous and fantastical tire designs for the future. Tires have been getting more dynamic and technologically enhanced year after year with scientific approaches that improve elements from winter traction to lowering your overall cost on gasoline. But Hankook is thinking bigger by tackling what steps … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Virginia

This 4th of July, RightTurn would like to invite you to put some USA in your Great American Road Trip! If you’re looking for things to do on the 4th of July, Virginia is in center of the American Independence discussion since it’s where much of the founding fathers’ work took place. Nicknamed the “Mother of Presidents,” Virginia has birthed 8 U.S. presidents, so you know when it comes to … Continue reading

Be Prepared to Fix Your Flat Tire

Do you know how to fix a flat tire? AAA found that 1 in 5 drivers do not know how to change a flat tire. With 210 million licensed drivers in the U.S., that means 42 million people are unaware of the process to get back on the road again, leaving those unprepared to be rescued by some roadside assistance. So don’t let a flat tire leave you feeling flat. … Continue reading

Courtesy Costs Nothing

June is Lane Courtesy Month and RightTurn is here to help you mind your manners on the road with the hopes that your lane courtesy carries over to all other months — because being courteous never goes out of style. Look, driving is really difficult! If you take a moment to think about all that’s going on around you, you’ll notice that there’s a ton of information your brain has … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Arizona

When trying to find things to do in Arizona, the Grand Canyon State is my hero. For starters, Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time except for the Navajo Nation. Which impresses me in both instances. Either way, time is on your side. And time is what you make of it. So on a fun road trip to Arizona, you don’t have to be on time, just enjoy your time. Anthem Veteran’s … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Road Trip Destinations Series: Massachusetts

This Memorial Day, we’re heading to the 6th state admitted to the union to find great things to do in Massachusetts and Boston this weekend. Massachusetts has rich patriotic history from the landing of the Mayflower to the American Revolution’s Boston Tea Party. So what better place to honor our fallen service members on Memorial Day than beautiful Massachusetts? Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died serving … Continue reading