<< Previous 1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9 Next >>

Five Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

April 14th, 2015
1. Tires: Ensure tire pressure is properly serviced and maintained for both lengthy travels and everyday driving. Underinflation of tires can cause unnecessary wear and hardship to tire tread, causing tire failure or malfunctions. If not properly inflated, fuel economy can be severely decreased, causing drivers to lose about .6 miles per gallon due to improper tire conditions. Whether over or under inflated, tires can easily lose traction that could lead to an accident if not addressed. Service tires before Thanksgiving travel this holiday season to avoid unnecessary accidents, injury or inconvenience.
 
2. Headlights: Maintaining proper safety and visibility is imperative for winter driving conditions as travelers often drive in less than ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Why Schedule Regular Oil Changes For Your Vehicle?

April 14th, 2015
Many vehicle owners do not take the time to schedule regular oil changes. Regular oil changes are vital to the life of your engine and can extend its performance for years. This is one of the most important and inexpensive things you can do to keep engine protected. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle use and the type of oil you are using. 
 
Oil Changes are essential to:
  • Lubricate engine to reduce wear and friction
  • Reduce engine temperatures
  • Maintaining proper engine function
With regular oil changes your engine will be protected against much of the harm normal wear and tear will cause. Parts will stay cleaner with less corrosion, ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Tips for your Spring Vehicle Checkup

April 14th, 2015

The temperatures are inching upward, the days are getting longer and the first buds are starting to appear on the trees. Spring is on its way, and  soon it’s going to be time to do a little preventive maintenance on your ride. No need to dread it -- it’s all pretty routine stuff!

  1. Air filter - If you haven’t changed your air filter since last year (or can’t remember when you changed it at all), it might be time. It’s an easy and cheap fix, and it pays off in your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy.
  2. Cabin filter - Older vehicles often don’t have a cabin filter, but it can make a lot of difference in how pleasant your vehicle is to drive. Stale, smelly air? Change it!
  3. Wipers -- Get a good look at them. Are they showi ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Invest in the Future of any Vehicle with TPMS - Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

April 14th, 2015

tire-pressure-tpmsAs most drivers can contest firsthand, tires are not invincible. Composed from many separate layers of steel-encased rubber fabrics and durable materials, tires eventually wear down and can cause vehicle owners costly repairs or even replacement. Understanding what measures should be taken to properly maintain tires will both lengthen tire life and support vehicle functionality and longevity. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) introduce revolutionary tire protection technology to constantly report on tire pressure in each tire for vehicle safety and sustainability.

Without assistance from a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), tires become more susceptible to avoidable damages due to low tire pressure. In the United States, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

How to Avoid Tire Blowouts

April 14th, 2015
Through proper care and treatment of tires, serious or fatal accidents caused by blowouts are highly preventable if proper precautions are taken.  Because tire blowouts can develop from many situations, drivers should strive to be aware of tire conditions and schedule professional check-ups accordingly. This is especially true during transitional weather periods.  Take particular care to examine tire conditions as quickly changing temperatures can cause weak tires to fail.
 
Use these helpful tips in combination with careful driving habits to avoid blowouts and improve vehicle safety for all drivers on the road. Knowing all signs and symptoms of possibly weakening tires is vital. Tire blowouts are considered to be any random or sudden deflation of a tire during regular vehicu ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Don’t Let Tire Problems Put the Brakes on Your Valentine’s Date

April 14th, 2015
Don’t let tire problems get in the way this Valentine’s day. How is your tire pressure? Do my tires need to be rotated? Is it time for an alignment? Do I need new tires? While these questions can seem daunting, with the help of tire professionals and various routine self-checks, any driver can maintain proper tire care and not miss that big date this Valentine’s Day. From tire rotations to air pressure, learning what signals might indicate tire replacement or repair is important for every vehicle owner. 
 
Let’s begin with tire air pressure. Perhaps one of the most obvious tire maintenance steps most drivers neglect until it’s too late is checking your tire’s air pressure. Even careful drivers with perfect tire upkeep lose around 1 p ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

The 14th. Annual Teddy Bear Poker Run

April 13th, 2015

The event is spearheaded by Penny,Larry and David Martin from Children's Caravan. Discount Tire was able to raise enough money from our gracious customers and vender's to be able to purchase 333 Teddy Bears from Build-A-Bear Workshop. ($2793.60 to be exact). This couldn't have been possible if it weren't for our customers and vender's, To them we say Thank You for they're support. All money raised is to be used for the purchase of stuffed animals to be give to the children that are admitted at Akron Children's Hospital Throughout the year. Sadly the animals that we generate for the September ride are normally gone by January as Akron Children's Hospital sees 500,000 children locally and from surrounding counties and states.

Sept 19th 2010 will be the 15th anniversary that Children's Caravan has been supplying stuffed animals for the children of Akron Children's Hospital Discount Tire is making it our personal goal to be able to r ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Charity Events

2010 Teddy Bear Charity Drive

April 13th, 2015

Again with the help of our many customers and a few vendors we were able to dontate 1,982 teddy bears (2 van loads) to the children of Akron Childrens Hosptial and raffle off a custom chopped Harley Davidson that resembled Air Beare which is the Life Flight Of Akron Childrens Hospital. Bike was Donated by Art's Parts & Motorcycle in Marshallville, Ohio.

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Charity Events

2010 Teddy Bear Charity Drive

April 13th, 2015

Goodyear Credit CardIs your child on their way back to school? Make sure you have done your homework to avoid emergencies before they happen. Being proactive can save you time, money and possibly injury. Come in today, and we can help you with the back to school checklist to make sure your child’s vehicle is ready for school.

Regardless of how much we try to prevent emergencies, we all know...they happen. Did you know you can buy tires with the Goodyear credit card with 6 months no interest*? Not that your child would want to use a credit card for anything other than the “have to’s” for school, but this credit card can’t be used on things other than ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Company News
<< Previous 1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9 Next >>