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Where is My Spare Tire?

When I was a kid, this question would have been a silly question. Not anymore. Thanks to U.S. Federal Government regulations on fuel efficiency, spare tires may soon be considered archaic. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, was first enacted by Congress in 1975. Its focus is to increase the fuel economy of cars and trucks with the ultimate goal of reducing our overall energy consumption. This isn’t the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Best Selling Cars 2015

Even though the year isn’t yet over, Good Car Bad Car is predicting that the Toyota Camry will be 2015’s best selling car. Do you have a Camry? RightTurn.com has tires that meet or exceed the specifications for all Toyota models. Some of the more popular tires specifically for the Camry include the following: Bridgestone Turanza EL400 02 Yokohama AVID ENVigor Goodyear Integrity Michelin Primacy MXV4 Yokohama AVID Ascend It’s … Continue reading

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Rubber Meets the Road

I love me some history. So back in September, I enlightened you all about the idiom Burning Rubber. (Or at least I tried to.) Well, I’m back with another one! Surely you’ve heard the phrase when the rubber meets the road, right? Or one of its variations like where the rubber meets the road. According to the ever-credible Oxford Dictionaries online, the phrase means the point at which a theory … Continue reading

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What Are Cars Made Of? See For Yourself

Ever asked yourself what are cars made of? Metal is the obvious answer, and it’s true that most of what cars are made out of is metal, but there’s all sorts of other stuff in that car or truck of yours—plastics, rubbers, textiles, and more. Here’s an illustrated look at all the materials used in auto manufacturing. Source: http://www.plastics-car.com/lightvehiclereport

Mazda’s Rotary Engine May Return

First of all, you’re probably asking yourself why a tire blog is writing about engines. Well, that’s a great question. And the answer is pretty simple actually. Because tires support your vehicle. You already know that each model is different in its performance and appearance. Tires affect both, so it stands to reason that we need to know about what makes our vehicles special in order to appreciate the tires … Continue reading

Ford Motor Company History

Henry Ford, the inventor of the automobile, founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903. The company — and its brands — is forever an important part American history. Cherishing its heritage while innovating its future, Ford continues to write its story. Arguably the most famous car in the world, Ford introduced the Model T in 1908. The key to this vehicle was its mass market appeal. Because the Model T … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Tires Cost So Much

I hear this question all of the time. Totally understandable. I won’t patronize you by telling you that they aren’t expensive (although they are actually the least expensive cost of your vehicle’s operations). No, we here at RightTurn believe in keeping things real. So here’s why tires cost what they do. Tires are technological miracles. Maybe miracles is a strong word (I liked the dramatic ring), but the technology that … Continue reading

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Who Decided We’re Burning Rubber?

Have you ever used the phrases “burn rubber” or “burning rubber?” Even if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve heard of the term. But when did we start saying it? And why? Believe it or not, the phrase is actually in a dictionary. Dictionary.com defines it as a verb phrase that means “To leave; depart, esp very precipitately.” According to that entry, the phrase comes from the 1970s. Another site, alphaDiciontary.com, … Continue reading

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See Through this Samsung Truck

We go to Argentina for our latest innovative find: the Samsung Safety Truck. Most drivers know the frustration of being stuck behind a semi-trailer truck. You can’t see around it! Now imagine driving in a country where most roads are only one lane. Many of us who live in larger cities might take it for granted that we can simply change lanes. Not so for many parts of the world. … Continue reading

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All-Season vs Summer Tires

Here’s a question for you. It’s one that was posed to me when I went to a tire manufacturer’s training facility. All-season vs summer tires: What tire type do you think is best on a wet road? The answer? Summer tires, believe it or not, are the best on a wet road compared to all-season tires (also known as three-season). If you got it wrong, don’t worry. So did I. … Continue reading