Road Trip Checklist

Road Trip Tips: 5 Things NOT To Do

Road Trips. Love ‘em. It’s my favorite way to travel, and I have a number of road trips under my seatbelt, from short 1,500-mile jaunts to amazing 3,000-mile voyages. Through trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two about what you should and shouldn’t do to have a good road trip. The following are, in my personal opinion, five of the most important things about road trips that can … Continue reading

tire workouts

Tire Workouts: Burn Fat and Build Muscle with Tire Exercises

Tire Exercise #1: Tire Flips Flipping a ginormous tractor tire over is an obvious choice for tire workouts. And like most things in fitness, there are a lot of opinions. At Bodybuilding.com, Zack Even-Esh says that with tire flips, “your reward will be a new level of power and athleticism!” Yet tire flips make a Livestrong.com list of 5 most overrated exercises. The issue with tire flips come down to … Continue reading

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How to Change a Flat Tire

Do you know how to change a flat tire? Apparently 3 out of 5 drivers have had a flat tire in the last five years, according to this report. The good news? Hankook found that 71% of drivers know how to change flat tire. The bad news? That still leaves almost a third of drivers who won’t know what to do. And it’s even worse for younger drivers: two-thirds of teenagers … Continue reading

TPMS

TPMS Issues – Tire Pressure Monitoring System Troubleshooting

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been required in all vehicles beginning with model year 2008. If you have a newer car, you may already be familiar with TPMS. If low tire pressure is detected, a TPMS warning lamp lights up on the dashboard. That means one of your tires is flat. But if the TPMS light is always lit or turning on and off randomly, you may be experiencing … Continue reading

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Creative Uses for Old Tires

Old tires typically get thrown away, find their way to a giant open-air scrap tire pile, or make great dust collectors in the shed or garage. As great as those old tractor tires look on the front lawns of rural homesteads as flowerpots, there are many other uses for old tires. Check out a few creative ideas that convert old tires into useful objects for your home. Tire Ottoman You … Continue reading

Buy Tires Online, the RightTurn Way

So you need new tires? Sweet! What? You didn’t have that reaction? I don’t blame you — before coming to RightTurn.com, I too, didn’t look forward to buying tires online (or offline for that matter). I was overwhelmed because I didn’t know the first thing about tires. But here comes the good news. You don’t really need to. You don’t even really need to know how to read a tire … Continue reading

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How to Talk about Teen Driving Safety

Did you know that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers? It’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,000 teens are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. That’s eight teens a day. Teen driving safety is important. But how do we do it? Teenagers aren’t exactly known for their desire to listen to anyone, let alone mom and dad. Plus, they … Continue reading

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Plan the Perfect Mini Road Trip in 3 Questions

So you want to get away but don’t have a lot of time? I can relate. Sometimes I just need a change of scenery, but with a one year old, I don’t have the time (money or energy) to go away for a long time. Mini road trip to the rescue! Really, in answering just three questions, planning a road trip can be fast and easy. But before we get … Continue reading

Buy Tires Online

3 Reasons to Buy Tires Online

Where’s the best place to buy tires? Online, it turns out. We buy all sorts of things online these days (I’m your classic Amazon.com addict myself). But tires — a lot of us just aren’t comfortable with the idea. Or didn’t even know it was an option. But it is! And here are 3 reasons why you should buy tires online at RightTurn.   #1. Better Selection of Tires At … Continue reading

Things to Do with Old Tires

3 Things to Do With Old Tires

Have some old tires lying around? I mean, who doesn’t, right? Thank goodness we live in the Pinterest era because now there are colorful and practical things you can do with them. In fact, after seeing these photos, you may want to go out and actually find some old tires. Tire Chairs I love this idea for many reasons. First, there’s the poetic nature of it all. Tires supported your … Continue reading