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

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

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  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

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.
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Helping Keep the Planet Clean With Proper Battery Disposal

February 3rd, 2015
If you need car batteries in NH or ME, Stratham Tire has the inventory to help you find precisely what you need. But what do you do with your old battery? If you don’t leave your old battery with Stratham Tire for disposal, read on to learn how to dispose of your old car battery yourself.
  Posted in: Automotive

Oil Changes: A Performance Necessity

January 27th, 2015
Learn why oil is so essential for your vehicle
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Save Time and Money With Proper Vehicle Inspections

January 20th, 2015
Save money with your regularly scheduled state inspection. See what needs fixing and what should be taken care of before you renew your vehicle registration in New Hampshire and Maine.
  Posted in: Automotive

Transmission Repairs: The Fundamentals You Need to Know

January 15th, 2015
Get the details on transmission repair from New Hampshire's tire and auto repair shop of choice: Stratham Tire.
  Posted in: Automotive