defensive driving tips

Defensive Driving Tips

Even the most experienced and skilled drivers need some defensive driving tips. Being cautious benefits all drivers on the road, and can help prevent accidents. But did you know that it also helps prevent premature tire wear? There are many tactics that are fairly self-explanatory that cover being a defensive driver while also contributing to extending the life of your tires. Let’s take a look at a quick guide to … 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

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

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

5 Car Technologies That Will Amaze You

This time of year is an exciting time for auto enthusiasts to experience the next generation of vehicles. Auto shows across the country display the most innovative designs showcasing today’s cars and what tomorrow’s cars might look like. Who knows if or when we’ll be flying our cars, but here are five car technologies that we won’t have to speculate about for much longer and are likely to make it … Continue reading

Setting the Record Straight on 3 Common Car Service Myths

Pretty recently a friend of mine showed me this article from The Wall Street Journal that I thought would be absolutely perfect to share with you all here. The article takes a look at some of the most common myths related to car servicing and clarifies what’s true and what’s not. So, here goes: 1. Independent repair shops are always less expensive than dealer service departments. According to the article, more … 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

The Next Steps for Connected Cars

When you think of a connected car, you probably envision the digital screen in the center of the dashboard that lights up every time a new luxury vehicle starts. We’re no strangers to vehicles that connect to our Smartphones so that we can play music, make calls, get directions, and more. But that’s by no means the destination for connected cars. The innovations and possibilities for the near and distant … Continue reading

Someone Stole (or Broke into) Your Car — Now What?

Say you drive to a restaurant to meet some friends for dinner. After you have your meal and pay the check, you walk outside to where you parked your car. The problem is, your car isn’t where you left it. Was it stolen? After a few deep breaths, take a look at our suggestions of what to do if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation. 1. Make Sure It’s … Continue reading