There Are Many Types of Tires to Choose From. Find Your Mate.

Have you been unlucky in tire love? Do you always end up going out with the wrong types of tires? You know those kinds of outings, when you feel less secure and that there’s a good chance it might become flat. We know it’s extremely difficult to get set up with the perfect match. So that’s why we created RightTurn.com. Millions of people are searching for that perfect tire online. … Continue reading

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Rough Road and Treadwear

When you are faced with a difficult task, it’s not uncommon that someone might say you have a “rough road ahead.” Because whatever it may be, it will have an effect on you. When you are driving, signs exist on the sides of roads everywhere to let you know to be cautious, since the road may end up affecting your car and how it functions. And if not your car, … Continue reading

Taking Air out of the Tire Equation

Since 2005, Michelin has been developing a tire-wheel combo appropriately named the “Tweel.” With steel and rubber that form a strong and flexible structure, the Tweel possesses all the necessary qualities of regular tires but without the possibility of losing air. Currently, Tweels are being used for skid steers (you know — those mini, one-person tractors that have the cage around the driver) and commercial lawnmowers, which encounter flat tires … Continue reading

Turning Plants into Tires

What would it be like to drive your car on tires made of plants? No, really. I mean it. Has anything in your history of knowing things suggest to you that this is a good idea? Biomass researchers are extracting rubber from sagebrush and dandelions to produce a smoothie-like sludge similar to a protein milkshake you might see a bodybuilder guzzle after a totally gnarly workout. And this eco-friendly rubber … Continue reading

How Are Tires Helping to Fight Ebola?

So the Ebola virus has been getting a lot of attention lately, and for obvious reasons. Even though it isn’t nearly as contagious as other diseases, Ebola is a gruesome disease that people are increasingly fearful of. So what do Firestone tires have to do with it? It turns out Bridgestone is donating $1 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Nigeria. Firestone is a Bridgestone subsidiary, … Continue reading

Brand Spotlight: Goodyear

I have a thing for Goodyear, from it being an Ohio company to the fact that I got to ride the Goodyear blimp. I even like their ads, and it’s not always easy to make tires exciting (I mean RightTurn is good at it, but not everyone is). Source: gsdm.com What really blows my mind is that Goodyear has been around since 1898! More than a century of experience—it’s no wonder … Continue reading

What Tires Have to Do with Alcohol, Powder & Butterflies

Michelin is driving a new tire recycling project called TREC (which stands for tire recycling but makes me think of T-Rex). The project has two parts: TREC Regeneration and TREC Alcohol. TREC Regeneration In collaboration with SDTech (a company that specializes in micronization) and Protéus (a biotechnology firm), Michelin is using creating a micropowder out of used tires that can in turn be used as an ingredient for new high-performance Michelin tires. … Continue reading

RubberDucks Represent “Rubber City” Akron, Ohio

What is your city known for? If you live in Akron, it’s known for rubber. Home of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. world headquarters, one of Bridgestone’s Technical Centers, and a slew of other companies in the polymer industry, Akron truly is the Rubber City. And this is exactly how the minor league baseball team formerly known as the Akron Aeros got its new name: the Akron RubberDucks. I’ll … Continue reading

Where, Oh Where, Does the Rubber Go?

Throughout my time at RightTurn, one message in particular has been emphasized time and time again: tires do not last forever, so regularly check your tread depth! Of course this makes perfect sense, for the more you drive, the more your tires will wear. Just the other day, I saw a great example of worn tires while in a parking lot with my family. I noticed that the car next … Continue reading

Top 5 Tire-Related Movie Scenes

I love watching movies. I love it so much that the $5 discount Mondays at my local movie theater actually make me look forward to Mondays. Like most fanatics, my love influences nearly everything I do. So when I’m thinking of topics for blog articles, I usually file through the film catalog in my brain for auto-related movies. Surprisingly, I was able to come up with a relatively long list … Continue reading