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5 Car Superstitions

Whether you believe in car superstitions or not, it’s hard to ignore the ominous feeling of Friday the 13th. People who fear this day suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia. Friday the 13th frightens people so much that they won’t travel, marry, or even go to work in some extreme cases. The basic idea of superstitious behavior is that if any one action leads to a successful outcome, you’re likely to repeat that … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Mom Cars

I hope you enjoyed our first article in honor of our May Celebration of Mothers! Our second one asked women to tell us what they drove before and after they became moms. I’ve written before about how I bought a new car when I found out I was pregnant. Safety and reliability became more important to me than they had previously. I was curious if other mothers made drastic changes. … Continue reading

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Tell Us Your Car Games for Kids

While the rest of the country gives moms one day, RightTurn is giving them the entire month of May! As a mother, I know a lot of us spend a lot of time in our cars which is a perfect tie-in to what we care about second only to our children. Tires. Ok that might be an exaggeration but we do care a lot about tires. We posed some questions … Continue reading

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The Most Ticketed Cars & Least Ticketed Cars

Last year on the blog, I shared a list of the 20 cars that get the most traffic tickets. Insurance.com recently updated the rankings. Let’s check ‘em out! 20 Most Ticketed Cars Lexus ES 300 Nissan 350Z Dodge Charger SE/SXT Volkswagen Jetta GL Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT Mazda 3s Volkswagen GTI Dodge Stratus SXT Acura 3.0s Toyota Tacoma Mazda Tribute Subaru Impreza WRX Lexus LS 400 Series Subaru Impreza 2.5I … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear It for Recycled Tires

I know what you’re thinking — how on earth can we celebrate ecological sustainability with tires? Thank goodness we are here to help. Tires are essential to your driving safety, and everyone from the automotive companies to the tire manufacturers — and those of us in between — are committed to keeping the earth as healthy as possible. That’s why we’ve written so many articles about sustainability. Here’s a handy … 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

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Time to Swap Winter Tires for All-Season or Summer Tires!

Because you do use winter tires, right? (You folks with warm winters are off the hook.) And now that another winter has come and gone, it’s time to swap out those wonderful winter tires for your summer tires or all-season tires. Don’t use winter tires in warm weather. The features that make them great in cold weather make them not so awesome the rest of the year. Winter tires are … 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

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Tires are Important, We Say

While we here at RightTurn.com are serious about our tire safety, we are generally some pretty fun folks. And to prove it, we’ve created these images to visually stimulate those of you who still might think tires aren’t all that important. We’ve titled this series “Tire Rage,” because there is nothing quite like the rage you feel when your tires fail you, especially if it was your own fault. Having … Continue reading

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RightTurn’s Favorite Car Quotes

Working in a place filled with automotive geeks and tire nerds (we take pride in that, mind you), I figured I could get some good car quotes. And I was right. So sit back and be prepared to be amazed (or at least amused). Here are the favorite auto quotes from all of us here at RightTurn.com. “I live my life a quarter mile at a time” (Vin Diesel, Fast and … Continue reading