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Teen Driving Safety: Is Your Teen Ready for the Road?

When it comes to teen driving safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a study in April of 2012 to show the truth behind teens and tire-related accidents. The study found that 12% of vehicles involved in accidents with inexperienced drivers involved tire-related issues. Conversely, only 5% of vehicles in accidents with experienced drivers were tire related. This statistic alone tells a very clear story about a preventable … Continue reading

Make Your Own Luck While Driving

Happy Safe Patty’s Day! That’s the new name we’ve come up with to remind you of the importance of St. Patrick’s Day safety. Luckily, we’re making our way out of winter and heading toward the promise of summer through a delightful spring. But as we all know, luck is an odd thing. We’ve all been there before; you end up taking a day off from work and it turns out … Continue reading

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When is the Best Time to Buy Tires?

With tire manufacturers frequently offering rebates, some people might think there is a best time of year to buy tires and be enticed to make purchases during spring or fall when promotions are running. That might not be the best idea if you’re considering riding on low tread depth just to make it to a seasonal discount. That’s like waiting until tomorrow to eat dinner when you’re hungry today because … 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

Big Awesome Tread!

I’ve been writing for The Right Lane for a year! It’s been a great experience and opportunity to learn more about tires. Hopefully you’ have learned a lot too. My first article was about my favorite ones, but I don’t know that I ever shared my installation experience with you. In the spring, I took my Jeep back to the dealership, and thinking about it makes me happy because it’s … 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

National Tire Safety Week

National Tire Safety Week (NTSW), which runs June 1 – 7 this year, is a great opportunity to pay a little extra attention to the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the road. What Is NTSW? NTSW is a safety awareness week established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). The RMA is an independent trade organization for members of the tire industry. The organization helps oversee the production and sale … Continue reading