As freezing temperatures and inclement weather grow continuously closer, prepare for winter with this useful winter auto repair checklist from New England Tire Car Care Centers in Attleboro, MA. While maintaining proper vehicle safety is imperative throughout the year, harsh seasonal implications of colder months can provide driving situations with different obstacles. Consult New England Tire Car Care Centers for seasonal auto repair including: tires, fluid replacement, oil changes, filter restoration and windshield wiper improvements. Consider this winter specific maintenance before braving snowy, inclement weather this season to avoid dangerous driving conditions.
Inspect tires regularly to ensure safety and vehicle stability. During winter months, tires are driver’s first line of defense and should be treated carefu ...[more]
Staying current with your vehicle’s maintenance is one of the most important tools to avoiding major auto repair. Expensive auto repairs can be almost entirely prevented by taking various preventative steps of car maintenance while scheduling regular inspections with New England Tire Car Care Centers.
In-between servicing, be aware of your vehicle and the sounds it makes or check engine lights. Sometimes it does not take a professional mechanic to detect a minor problem with a vehicle, which may worsen progressively if not properly addressed. Let New England Tire Car Care Centers in Seekonk, MA or other locations help you to become more knowledgeable about your vehicle. Information such as knowing how to check your oil or spotting a leak could save a costly auto repai ...[more]
Staying recent with scheduled vehicle maintenance in this economy can be tough, from brake checks to oil changes, auto repair it is easy to put at the end of your to-do list. Like many problems, if addressed in the beginning, a minor auto repair can be resolved before it grows into a larger one. However, if ignored can easily transform into a costly and inconvenient ordeal. Let the technicians at New England Car Care Centers show you why they are the most trusted auto repair and tire servicing company in the Attleboro, MA area.
With the most knowledgeable and honest staff, New England Car Care Centers takes pride in a job well done. Providing customers with the highest quality of service, New England Car Care Centers is the leading dealer of Bridgestone, Firestone and Kelly ...[more]
by: Parker Ashton
Imagine a worst case scenario: You are miles away from home, alone on the road, and you hear a loud noise coming from your tire, followed by vibrations in the steering wheel. You pull over on the side of the road, and you realize you have a flat tire. You are not in a position to put on your spare tire, or, you may not even HAVE a spare tire. No tow trucks, automotive service centers, or passers by anywhere near you. This is an emergency scenario where it would be safe and smart to have an aerosol can of flat tire fixer in your car. You simply spray in the contents into your tire and you are back on the road. This is exactly the kind of situation these flat tire fixers were created for, a temporary fix in an emergency. However, never ...[more]
by: Parker Ashton
Who doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet.
Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed on ...[more]
New England Tire is excited to announce the launch of its new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.
The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle, brand and size.
With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.
We invite you to visit the new www.NewEnglandTire.com today.
by: Parker Ashton
Tires are not just round and black they are sophisticated products that can take years of research and development to produce. If you have ever wondered how tires are made, the following is a roadmap for the construction of a radial tire:
Start with Rubber and Additives
Tire construction starts when raw chemical additives such as sulfur, carbon black and solvents are combined with natural and synthetic rubber. The process takes place in a large machine called a banbury.
In addition to mixing and grinding, the banbury heats the rubber to make it workable in preparation for further applications. The raw product emerges in the form of long, flat bands of rubber, which are then worked in rolling mills.
Six Main Components
It takes several machines to shape the rubber into the individual components of the tire: tread, ply, belts, beads, sidewalls, and innerliner.
by: Parker Ashton
Driving in the rain can be dangerous; in fact thousands of car accidents each year are caused by wet driving conditions.
Routinely Check Your Tires
It is a good idea to always check your tires before you hit the road. To ensure your tires are working at their best, make sure you do the following routine maintenance:
Keep your tires properly inflated. The correct air pressure for your tires is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle placard located on door edge, door post, glove box door or fuel door. It is also listed in the owners manual. The number listed on the side of the tire is not the recommended air pressure for your tire -- it is the maximum air pressure for the tire.
You should check your tire's air pressure at least once a month.
- Check the tires tread depth. Tires should have min ...[more]
by: Parker Ashton
Understanding Tire Hieroglyphics
There is a lot to learn from the sidewall of your tire. Although at first glance you may think you stumbled across tire hieroglyphics, you've actually found molded into the tires side its own user manual.
Example P205/55R16 91W
- P identifies your tire as a Passenger Tire. The P stands for PMetric. If your tire size starts with LT rather than a P than it identifies the tire as a light truck tire.
205 identifies the tire section width, which is the measurement of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters. This measurement varies depending on the rim to which it is fitted.
(There are 25.4 millimeters per 1 inch.)
- 55 is the two-figure aspect ratio. This percentage compares the tires section height with ...[more]
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