Whether you’re new to towing or a seasoned veteran who tows your Snowmobiles up north in the winter and your boat to the lakes region in the summer, it’s important to keep in mind the toll that towing can take on your vehicle while also taking precautions to keep everyone on the road safe.
According to state and federal law, every trailer or semi-trailer (including farm vehicles) should have – in addition to the coupling device – a safety chain, or cable to prevent the trailer from breaking away from the towing vehicle.
No vehicle may tow more than 1 vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer – except for those exclusively designated for agricultural use, or authorized by the DMV.
Know Your Weight
Your vehicle’s tow rating (typically found in you ...[more]
Spring is here, and summer is coming. But as the snowbanks shrink and the temperature rises, don’t forget to get your car ready for the heat and stop and go traffic that will soon be upon us, because just like winter – spring and summer require just a little preparation to keep you on the road without issue.
Lessen the odds of mechanical failure and wasted time while maximizing the life of your vehicle with just a few simple tips for the warmer months.
Overheating is the most common cause of summer breakdowns. Wouldn’t you rather relax on the beach than on the side of the road? About every two years your cooling system should be flushed and refilled. On top of this, the level, concentration, and condition of your coolant should be checked from time to time. Typ ...[more]
Ever wondered, "Do I need new tires yet?" or "Are my tires wearing evenly on all sides?".
Well, the best way to determine that would be with a tread-depth gauge. But who has one of those just sitting around? Most tires will not pass an inspection if your tread depth is less than 2/32 inch. A quick and easy way to determine this is with a penny.
Just place the penny into a number of different tread grooves across the tire. As long as Lincoln's head is covered by the tread you have more than enough to last (more than 2/32").
Then again, if you find yourself seeing more and more of Lincoln's head or you notice that it's different all around the vehicle, it's time to start looking at new tires -- or at the least, a tire rotation. Feel free ...[more]
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 only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires.
Stratham 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 strathamtire.com today.