Stay safe this winter by knowing how to get the most out of your winter tires!
There are many different types of tires that can get you through the winter, and selecting the best type of tire and protection for your driving conditions will help you get through this winter season safely and smoothly. Remember to always check your tires for uneven wear, tread depth, and inflation. Improperly inflated, damaged, or bald tires can be a safety hazard in even the best driving conditions, and with winter driving precautions, can become even more dangerous. Always ask your trusted mechanic if the tires on your vehicle are rated for your weather and driving conditions.
Selecting from winter tire choices can be based on vehicle performance, driving conditions, climate conditions, and other factors. Here are the types of winter tires, and what they should be primarily used for:
Winter driving can be an adventure no matter what climate you live in. Driving in snow, sleet, or on ice can make even the most seasoned drivers nervous. If you live in an area that falls below an average temperature of 45 degrees or lower in the winter, has winter storms of snow, rain, sleet, or ice, then winter tires are a great investment to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road this season.
- Get 4 - Four winter tires will provide the best protection against winter road hazards. With 4 winter tires, you will have consistency in handling, control, traction, and grip.
- Tread - Winter tires have unique tread, specialized for channeling snow, ice, slush, and water away from the tire. With more ‘sipes’ and ‘lugs’, essentially g ...[more]
Did you know cold weather puts an added strain on your car battery? When temperatures drop into freezing levels, your vehicle must work harder upon startup and also run its cold weather functions like heating systems, wiper blades, and the defroster. There are simple steps you can take to winterize your car battery and ensure its best performance through this chilly season:
Check the Fluid Levels:
- Pull of the cap off the battery to get to the battery acid inside.
- Using a hydrometer extract some fluid to check the level and condition
- The hydrometer tool will give you a “low”, “fair”, or “good” rating
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Are you ready for fall and winter driving? Changing leaves and snow days can be exciting, but also bring about new dangers for drivers. To keep you and your loved ones safe this season, there are special circumstances to remember when driving in the colder months. More accidents happen in the winter and fall because drivers ignore safety precautions. Here are some tips and important guidelines to follow to prevent common accidents:
Tips to Remember for Fall and Winter:
1. Check your tires. Your tires should be properly inflated, balanced, and have enough tread to avoid loss of traction. Cold weather and temperature fluctuations can decrease tire pressure. Keep a tire pressure gauge handy in your vehicle at all times and check frequently. If you can, invest into s ...[more]
As the weather gets colder outside, the transition from using your A/C to your heater in your car may take you by surprise. How can you be sure you are ready for the colder seasons? Do you know if your heater is working properly? We can help you with all your heating system questions and concerns to get you ready for this winter season!
Did you know your car heating system works by using the excess heat that is put off from your car’s combustion process? It warms the cabin by filtering and redirecting that heat into your vehicle. Your car’s cooling system works by removing the rest of the heat that could cause damage to your engine. The heating and cooling system are made up of many different parts that are important to maintain to not only keep your car engine cool, but you and your passengers warm in freezing temperatures.
It is a record-breaking hot summer, and if you haven’t had your air-conditioning in your vehicle looked at recently, you may not be using its cooling ability to its full potential. Did you know that American Tire is able to inspect and service most A/C problems? If you’ve noticed that your air-conditioning is only slightly cooler than the air outside, cools erratically, or has any change in odor, these are signs of problems that must be fixed to maintain your ventilation system and could save you hundreds of dollars in future repairs.
As soon as there is a problem, don’t suffer through the heat! You can bring your vehicle into any American Tire and the highly skilled technicians will run a thorough air conditioning repair inspection that includes:
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Spring time is here! That means that summer is just around the corner. With the upcoming summer activities and driving, having the right set of tires is important. At American Tire Company we have what you're looking for.
Being that it is spring now; it's that time of year again to change over your winter tires for summer ones. Beware that it can be dangerous to use your winter tires for driving in the spring and summer seasons. With the winter tires, the tread compound is engineered to handle harsh cold temperatures retaining its flexibility when temps are low. If driven in hot temperatures, ...[more]
Tennessee has many tire and automotive service shops, but if you’re looking for one truly reliable and trustworthy shop, American Tire is the shop for you. We feature 12 convenient locations throughout Tennessee so you always have an American Tire store near you. American Tire is locally owned and operated by people who are your neighbors. So for truly honest and trustworthy tire and automotive services, give us a call or stop on by and we will be happy to help you out. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will assist you in choosing the right set of tires that not only fits your vehicle needs but your budget as well.
American Tire is an authorized dealer for ...[more]