Often, drivers are mystified by how their cars actually work. It’s to be expected. Even an older car is a complex machine with many sub-assemblies that all work together to move it down the road.
As a result, drivers tend to be a little intimidated by auto repair and often tend to not inform themselves by asking the necessary questions of a tech or a garage. Too often, that ends up being a big mistake. Here are some examples of the kinds of things you really should know before any auto repair work starts:
- Does your shop work on any kind of vehicle? Of course, most shops can service a product from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and the other leading makes. Some makes, however, require a lot more training and experience, o ...[more]
Driving in Winter: Always Be Prepared
Driving conditions are always unpredictable. However, winter care emergencies and weather-related accidents and delays can keep you stranded in the cold for hours.
Thats why its good to prepare a winter emergency kit. If you breakdown, have an accident, face a long delay or just have to wait for roadside assistance, these items will be good to have at your disposal:
- Cell Phone: Probably the most important item in your kit.
- Bag of sand, salt or cat litter: You can use this under your tires for better traction.
- Shovel: In case you need to remove snow from around your tires.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- Blankets and/or sleeping bags.
- Lighter or waterproof matches.
- Non-perishable food: Try items such as high-energy protein bars or a nut and raisin ...[more]
Tire Source sponsored a Goodyear blimp tour of the Wingfoot Lake Blimp Hangar. Students from the 5th grade of Copley Middle School had a chance to visit the blimp hangar and see face to face The Spirit of Goodyear Blimp. The students also viewed a short film about the history of the Goodyear blimps. Another point of attraction at the blimp hangar is the construction area. Students had the chance to see old and current drawing plans for blimp construction.The highlight by far was the students seeing The Spirit of Goodyear just a few feet off the ground with a large United States Flag waving on its side. Tire Source hopes to continue offering student Goodyear tours to other local schools for some time to come.