Car Apps to Track Everything from the Tires Up

No matter what smartphone you have, there are plenty of car apps to choose from. It’s just about using what’s most important, so you can be as safe and efficient on the road as possible. Let’s face it; keeping track of everything on your car is quite a challenge. Life gets in the way and suddenly you’re ignoring simple car maintenance tasks like checking your tire pressure. I know I … 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

Yes, Counterfeit Tires Actually Exist

In early December, I told you about the risk posed by tires from China. But now I have another warning, and this one I find bizarre. Counterfeit tires. Yes, apparently it looks like some tires produced by a Chinese manufacturer were not actually produced by them. Confused? Let’s start from the beginning. The story starts with Consumer Reports rating Chinese-made Pegasus Advanta SUV tires low for their winter performance. The … Continue reading

Back for the Summer

After a busy school year filled with studying, exams, and of course a little fun every now and then, I’m thrilled to be returning as an intern with RightTurn this summer! When I began my internship last summer, I truly knew the bare minimum about tires—they’re round, black, made of rubber, and get you where you want to go. However, throughout the course of my internship last summer I learned … 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

Dry Rot: As Fun As It Sounds

The other day, I came across a tire-related term that I had not yet encountered: dry rot. All sorts of unpleasant images began to run through my mind — think extremely dried out, dirt-caked, old tires. Before my imagination had the chance to go any further, I took it upon myself to find out just what dry rot is. As it turns out, dry rot is not at all what … Continue reading

Fourth of July Fun

As the Fourth of July draws closer, I’ve found my mind drifting to thoughts of fireworks, warm nights, sparklers, picnics, and road trips…hello, summertime! Every year for the Fourth of July my family journeys out to upstate New York to spend the holiday in the splendor of the countryside. The area of New York my family visits is about a 4 hour drive from my home in Cleveland, so clearly … Continue reading

National Tire Safety Week

When you’re in the tire business like RightTurn is, you’re also in the safety business. That’s why we go to great lengths to educate our readers and customers on safety. Right now through June 8 is a particularly good time to talk about tire safety. That’s because it’s the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s (RMA) National Tire Safety Week. Why have a National Tire Safety Week? Well, tires are the only parts … Continue reading

Are Your Tires Safe?

There are 2 main factors that help keep your tires safe: how tires are manufactured and selected for your vehicle and how long you can safely drive on your tires. Safety Laws The U.S. federal government sets minimum standards for tire performance and quality. The government also sets standards for tire labeling. These labeling regulations mandate that tires have certain information on them in very specific formats. The government sets … Continue reading