Seven Things You Need To Know About Tires

June 1st, 2016

We often see customers who are a little overwhelmed by the tire buying process. There are so many types of tires for different vehicles and different driving styles, all at different price points. Here are a few things every driver needs to know about tires:

·   A tire is constructed from the inside out, starting at the inner liner. There are 20 to 25 different components in every tire; fabric belts are wrapped around the inner liner, with steel belts, more fabric belts and other materials layered between the tread surface and the inner liner. These layers provide strength, noise suppression and ride quality.

·   Newer low-profile tires are popular with many drivers, if only for aesthetic/style reasons. It’s important to know low-profi ...[more]

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Do Your Homework on Tire Safety

June 1st, 2016
We see it all the time…people tend to not think about their tires until something goes wrong. Sometimes, this can mean sitting on the side of the road waiting for help, and other times it can mean more serious consequences. Here are a few things to remember for tire safety as the summer winds down and back-to-school season starts.

Check your tire pressure regularly. This one is really important. Your car’s tires will lose air through the valve over time, and an underinflated tire will hurt fuel economy due to added rolling resistance. Low tires also affect handling and will generate enough heat that they can shorten the tire’s lifespan. Get a quality tire gauge (the dial type, not the pencil type) a ...[more]
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Mixing Tires – Bad Idea

June 1st, 2016

In a perfect world, all four tires would wear out at the same time. In the same perfect world, everyone would be able to afford a whole set of tires all at once. Unfortunately, things often just do not work out that way. 

Sometimes you may just have to replace tires as you can afford them, one or two at a time, but there are some important things to bear in mind if you have to do that. 

If you can only afford to replace one or two tires, it’s essential that you go with tires that are identical (or at least as close as possible) to the car’s remaining tires. That means that internal construction, size, tread pattern and design should be close to the same. Don’t mix winter tires with all-season tires, don’t mix run-flat tires with ...[more]

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Tire Source Auto Services Commercial

June 1st, 2016

Tire Source is ready to provide you with excellent car repair and auto service at any of our five area locations. The video below highlights the experience you can expect to have when using our Canton/Akron auto service and car repair. Our Akron/Canton car repair shops have been designed with you in mind including comfortable guest areas, free shuttle service, and quality car maintenance services.

Let us show you why tire buying and car repair can be a pleasant experience. Visit one of our auto service shops located throughout the Akron, Canton, Medina, and Montrose area today!

How to Change a Flat Tire

June 1st, 2016

You've got a flat tire. This type of situation rarely occurs at a convenient time or location. If you need to change the tire while in transit, make safety your top priority. Try to get as far off the road as possible and turn on your four-way flashers to alert passing motorists of your disabled vehicle. Also, don't park at the crest of a hill because other drivers may not be able to see you as they approach.

Once you've made yourself as safe as possible, recognize that you're going to get dirty during this process, which includes the following steps:

Step #1: Prep before attempting to remove the flat tire.

Get out your jack, lug wrench and spare tire. In a car, all this equipment is usually under a panel in the trunk or rear hatch. With a pick-up truck or SUV, however, the spare tire is normally underneath the rear of the vehicle, and the jack and wrench are either under the hoo ...[more]

What are the Best Summer Tires?

June 1st, 2016

During the summer months, at the peak of travel season for much of the United States, you will probably be spending extra time in your vehicle as you explore new destinations or return to your favorite summertime spots. To get the kind of ride you like best on longer trips, it is important to equip your car with tires that will deliver the driving performance you want.

For most people, that means sticking with all-season radial tires. As the name suggests, all-season tires are designed to deliver good handling, braking and traction in most types of weather, wet or dry, hot or cold. With the exception of the chilliest winter months, when snow tires are recommended, all-season tires are the convenient choice you and your car or truck can depend on throughout most of the year.

However, if you are looking for an easy, effective way to improve the overall responsiveness of your vehi ...[more]