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The Old Way to Buy Tires and Why it Doesn’t Work Anymore

The Old Way to Buy Tires and Why it Doesn’t Work Anymore

Years ago when you went to buy tires, the dealer would show you three tires. For example, they’d show you a 40,000 mile “good” tire, a 50,000 mile “better” tire, and a 70,000 mile “best” tire. All you needed to do was decide on your budget and how many miles you planned to drive your vehicle before you’d be trading it or expected to buy tires again. For better or for worse, buying tires isn’t as simple anymore. There are two main reasons why this has changed. First, there are far more tire manufacturers in the world today, all...
Tips to Avoid Tire-Related Accidents (Hint: You May Not Need New Tires)

Tips to Avoid Tire-Related Accidents (Hint: You May Not Need New Tires)

When you think about tire safety and accident avoidance, you probably wonder if your vehicle needs new tires. If you do not want to be part of the alarming statistic of roughly 12,000 tire-related accidents each year, it is important to take the condition of your tires seriously. Here are a few tire tips that will improve your chances: Check inflation — There are just three steps involved: Know what the PSI should be, own a tire pressure gauge or locate an inflation location that has them, and check the tire pressure once a month and adjust accordingly. Many...
CarFax Makes Taking Care of Your Car Easier than Ever!

CarFax Makes Taking Care of Your Car Easier than Ever!

CarFax is a free service that makes taking care of your car easier than ever. Here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we are here to provide the best services possible for your vehicle in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is why we are proud to be a CarFax establishment, and we highly recommend this free service to our valued customer base. With CarFax, taking care of your car is easier than ever because this site lets you: View your vehicle’s individual service history Find trusted service shops in the area Get alerts about when you need to service your...
Hit a Curb? How This Impacts Your Vehicle’s Tires

Hit a Curb? How This Impacts Your Vehicle’s Tires

You inch up to make sure your vehicle is all the way into that amazingly tiny parking space, and suddenly you bump that curb just a bit harder than you intended. Or, you are exiting a parking lot and don’t notice a curb and hit it at a pretty fast pace. You look around hoping nobody saw you, then proceed with your day. Here is why you shouldn’t ignore that you just hit that curb – it could have damaged your vehicle’s tires, steering system, wheel, or other components. It is important that you get your vehicle checked out...
Poor MPG? You Might Need Auto Maintenance

Poor MPG? You Might Need Auto Maintenance

When you bought your vehicle you enjoyed 18 to 20 MPG. Now, you realize you are only getting 15 or even lower. What gives? Poor MPG (miles per gallon) can have various causes, and many of them are relatively simple. Often, auto maintenance will make a difference. Here are a few of the ways you can usually increase your vehicle’s MPG: Check the tires –Low tire pressure makes your vehicle work harder due to more rolling resistance. Learn the proper pressure for your brand and make of tires, and keep the air pressure at that level for optimal MPG....
When Should I Tow My Car Instead of Driving it in for Auto Repairs?

When Should I Tow My Car Instead of Driving it in for Auto Repairs?

It is a nerve-racking decision to realize your vehicle is in need of auto repairs and wonder if it is safe enough to drive it to the repair shop. You surely want to avoid that $100 tow bill (or more!), but you do not want to risk getting stranded, causing more damage to the vehicle, or even causing an accident. Here are a few of the things that will make towing the car your best bet so that the tow bill is a bargain compared to the consequences. If you notice any of these, call a towing company: Leaking...