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New England Winter Driving Tips

November 12th, 2015
It’s the time of year that New Englanders accept the inevitable: winter is coming. To help keep you safe on the road this season we’ve rounded up some helpful tips from the folks at BestRide.com. The most obvious place to start is with the basics like being attentive to your surroundings and identifying conditions further down the road. The basics also include removing the snow from your car, ensuring your windshield wipers are ready for the season, and using your headlights to see and be seen. The next step in becoming a safer winter driver is understanding your vehicle.
  Tags: tires, automotive, car tips
  Posted in: Tires 101, Automotive

Get A Grip: Do Winter Tires Really Matter?

October 21st, 2015
Do winter tires really make a difference? The answer is yes.
  Tags: tires, automotive, car tips
  Posted in: Tires 101

Tips to Prepare your Vehicle for fall

August 14th, 2015
Fall is coming! Is your car ready? Take a hint from some of these basic fall car care tips to save more in the long-run with the right maintenance and upkeep for fall-driving in New England.
  Tags: car tips, fall car tips
  Posted in: Automotive

Tips for Towing in New Hampshire

April 7th, 2015

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. 

Be 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]

  Tags: automotive
  Posted in: Automotive

Tips to Get your Vehicle Ready for Summer

March 31st, 2015

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. 

Cooling System

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]

  Tags: automotive
  Posted in: Automotive

A Simple Tip to Check Your Tire Tread

March 24th, 2015

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]

  Tags: tires nh
  Posted in: Tires 101

Tire testing from “A” to “C”

March 16th, 2015
Learn how tires are tested for performance and safety.
  Tags: tire testing
  Posted in: Tires 101

The Importance of your ME or NH State Inspection

March 2nd, 2015
Learn why your New Hampshire or Maine state inspection is incredibly important. By your friends at Stratham Tire.
  Posted in: Automotive

Keep Money in Your Pocket with More Fuel Efficient Tires

February 18th, 2015
Learn how to boost fuel efficiency with your tires
  Posted in: Tires 101

The Case For Winter Tires: Keeping You Safe When the Weather is Far from Friendly

February 17th, 2015
Learn how winter tires can make a big difference for driving in New Hampshire and Maine.
  Tags: winter tires
  Posted in: Tires 101
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