Tire Care & Safety Explained by Pencils

There are four main areas of tire care and safety — pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread. But it’s not always clear why these matter, so we’ve sketched it out for you here. Now that you know more about tire safety, enlighten someone else.  Share this blog post with others using the social icons below.  

car stunts

Best Car Stunts

It’s amazing how much attention a good car stunt gets. People love watching the dangerous and the unbelievable, so it’s no wonder why the Fast and the Furious franchise has seven movies down, and even more in the hopper. There have been innumerable car stunts and jumps that push the limits with each one so daring, trying not to be outdone. It’s not exactly the best thing for a car, … Continue reading

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

winter tires vs all season

Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you’re looking for the best snow tires, you might not find what you’re looking for. “Snow tires” is a term that’s a bit misleading. As one of RightTurn’s resident tire experts, and your inside source to all things tires, “winter tires” is a much more accurate description. You don’t need to drive on snow to experience the benefits of winter tires. All-season tires stiffen at temperatures below 45 degrees. … Continue reading

How to avoid hydroplaning

How to Avoid Hydroplaning

You’ve heard of them all. Hot and cold, up and down, male and female, Batman and the Joker. You can’t have one without the other. The one that’s not so famous? Traction and hydroplaning. In order to hydroplane, you first need to have traction. Traction is the force that exists between the tires on your car and the pavement underneath them. When these two meet, you get forward motion. But … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Coolest Road Trip Ideas

With 2015 making the final turn, heading into the home stretch, it occurred to me that I need to use my vacation time and am open to road trip ideas. Not such a bad thing to have in your pocket this time of year! I didn’t know where to start so I asked around and heard some pretty great suggestions here at RightTurn based on the coolest road trips they’ve … Continue reading

Tires and Road Noise — Good or Bad?

Tires may be noisy for some cars but quiet on others, so how can you tell if the tire noise you’re experiencing is good or bad? It’s important to know  that tire noise can just be an annoyance rather than an indicator that something bigger is wrong with your car. However, the constant humming could also be a sign that some other part of your car needs attention. Why Does … Continue reading

3 Essentials to Bring on Summer Road Trip

So it’s summer and you’re ready to get up, get out, and enjoy a summer road trip with your family. Before you drop everything and get on the road, don’t drop the ball; remember, there are essentials for every successful summer road trip. I’d be a fool to tell you to bring a GPS system since you don’t really have a choice. You’ve got GPS on your phone, GPS in … 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

Tire Safety Quiz for National Tire Safety Week

Test your tire safety knowledge with this series of tire safety questions — one for each day of National Tire Safety Week. National Tire Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign created by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) to encourage drivers to do a little tire care and tire maintenance of the sake of their safety. May 24 through 30, RightTurn is quizzing our social media fans with a different … Continue reading