What Extreme Heat Does to Your Tires

It’s nice that summer is here and all, but what extreme heat does to your tires might surprise you. Because temperatures rocket up from mid-May through early October, it is said to be “tire blowout season.” And not for good tire deals. Typical summer days can heat up pavement to as much as 145 degrees. Not quite hot enough to fry an egg as the saying goes, but hot enough … Continue reading

The Tire Check-Up Guide for Summer Road Trips

Summer is here and it’s time to start thinking about summer road trips. But before you tie your luggage to the roof rack and head to Wally World, let’s back the car out of the garage first and kick the tires. Check tread depth – Tread depth is crucial to stopping, steering, and staying on the road. The better the tread, the better the traction. Don’t know how to check … Continue reading

With Tires, Safety and Savings Go Hand in Hand

Tires are an important safety feature for your vehicle, so it makes sense that taking care of your tires can help contribute to your safety. But an added benefit of regular tire care is that you can save money too. Here’s how. Pressure Check your tire pressure every month to be sure your tires are inflated to your vehicle’s recommended pressure. Overinflated and underinflated tires can cause safety issues, but they … Continue reading

Before You Hit the Road, Give Your Tires a Look

Yes, believe it or not, summer is almost here. And if you’re like most people, with it brings a lot of traveling. I have a few weekend road trips planned myself. But before you hit the road, check out our summer driving safety checklist for a few tips to help you address vehicle safety issues and even save some gas money on your trip. We made this road trip checklist for National … Continue reading

New from Continental: In-Tire Tread Depth Sensors

It’s no surprise that tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s safety. Inflation pressure alone is so important that all new vehicles require a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to warn drivers if their tires are severely underinflated. But when it comes to a tire’s tread depth—just as crucial to safety as inflation pressure—there’s no automatic way for drivers to receive notifications when their tires are worn. It’s up to … Continue reading

Nissan Toots Its Own Horn

The Easy Fill Tire Alert system that’s standard on 2013 and later Nissan model years uses the vehicle’s horn to help you fill up your tires correctly. The Easy Fill technology alerts you when your tire air pressure is below what Nissan recommends for your vehicle. All you have to do is fill the tires with air until you hear your horn honk. That signals that your tires have reached … Continue reading