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More Tire Choices and Great Pricing

April 13th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce we now offer an even more diverse selection of tire brands.  We have always been able to offer you very competitive pricing and a great selection of tires due to our buying power and relationship with North Central Tire (NCT).  As of August 1, 2011, NCT was acquired by American Tire Distributors (ATD).  Since 1935 ATD has been a leader in supplying tire and automotive service stores like ours complete packages of tires, wheels, auto service equipment, auto shop supplies and many business resources.  We are excited about our new relationship with ATD and what it will provide both us and our custo ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Company News

The Importance of Getting Your Tires Aligned at The Point of Purchase

April 13th, 2015

Many people fail to understand the importance of getting your tires aligned at the point of purchase. A new tire is something that should last for as long as the rating. It also should give you top performance and a smooth ride. However, if you fail to take care of every tire on the car, they may not last too long and this can cost you money.

Professional Alignments

Many people bring their car in to our shop because they notice a tire or two that has uneven wear on it. In some cases, it can be from improper inflation. However, it also can mean that the car needs to have a professional alignment.

Take a look at the car and notice the condition of each tire. If you notice any tires that are worn o ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101, Auto Repair 101

Great Time to Save Money on Goodyear ComforTred, ComforTred Touring and TripleTred Tires!

April 13th, 2015

Goodyear Comfortred Touring TiresGoodyear is proud to announce the new Assurance TripleTred All Season tires! These all-season tires are some of the best looking tires on the market, capable of literally gripping the ground with a smooth motion even over wet and snowy landscape.

Featuring an 80,000 mile warranty, and “Evolving Grooves” which allows the sipes to evolve into grooves at around ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Company News

2011 Teddy Bear Charity Drive

April 13th, 2015

Once again, many thanks to our customers that have made it possible to be a blessing to so many children. In 2011 we received and were able to purchase 2,494 teddy bears for the children of Akron Children’s Hospital. Special thanks to the local area business' that went above and beyond to make this year’s event possible.

 

Advance Auto Parts Bonnie's Engraver's Gallery BPL Supply Discount Tire Customers Expert Auto Body Faith FamilyChurch Frito Lay & Employees G.G. Grim

Grandma Shearer's & Empoyees Grassmasters Graybill Plumbing Greenfelder Insurance Lawrence Machine Lehman Awning Mary Ann Donut's...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Charity Events

Adopt a Family

April 13th, 2015

During the fall Discount Tire Outlet adopts area families for the holidays and we love on them. We cover their Thanksgiving and Christmas meal and toys for the kids. For Christmas we wrap our delivery truck with 1,400 Christmas lights and set out to deliver food baskets. Even Santa comes out with us to help. In some neighborhoods we just pull up and lay on the horn, and when the kids start coming out of their houses we just love on them too. It’s one thing when a child receives a toy, but when Santa is hand delivering their Christmas meal and some toys for them that will be in their minds forever.

 

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  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Charity Events

Fall Preventative Flush and Fill Service

April 13th, 2015

It’s that time of the season to get your system check-up and find out, if you need any fluids flushed and or filled. Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids, such as coolant fluids and transmission fluids, to keep it running properly. If you don’t regularly maintain your vehicle’s fluid levels, the result could be catastrophic and costly damages, which could be easily avoided by just maintaining your vehicle properly.

If you’re not sure how often you should have your vehicle fluids serviced, check your owner’s manual, or come by our store, so we can have one of our qualified technicians help you out. If you know you need to get your fluids checked, simply schedule an appointment.

A few of the services we provide are listed below:

Cooling System Flush and F ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

The Difference between Winter Tires and Snow Tires

April 13th, 2015

With the winter season quickly approaching, tire shops all around the country are being asked by customers, what is the difference between a snow tire and a winter tire? What kind of tires should I buy this winter season … snow tires or winter tires?

Winter Tires

  • These tires are designed for clear roads with a minimal amount of snow and/or ice.
  • Winter tires are engineered with a rubber compound that works well in colder weather.

Snow Tires

  • These tires are designed for much heavier snow and or ice at the expense of dry road handling. Yes, snow tires don’t do as well o ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket & Toy Drive 2011

April 13th, 2015

                                       Hello Friends,

                                                         It's that time of year again, and we are looking forward to being a blessing and serving others this Thanksgiving season. Last ye ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Charity Events

Serpentine Belt Replacement Information - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

      Many car owners know the importance of maintaining their vehicle. Most are aware of the major components that need to be maintained to help make the vehicle run how it's supposed to. However, many overlook one special part that is as important as any other main component. That part is called the serpentine belt.

A serpentine belt is a belt that runs through all the major components on your vehicle. Depending on the vehicle’s make and model, the way the serpentine belt runs differs. View the diagram above to get a better understanding of how the serpentine belt works. The belt transfers power through pulleys from the engines crankshaft and any other components or pumps mounted on the engine. In some vehicles the belt can also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner. ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

The Importance of Spark Plugs

April 13th, 2015

Spark PlugsSpark plugs play a major role in starting your vehicle. Without them your vehicle wouldn't start, so maintaining them is very important. A standard copper spark plug can last anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 miles. A spark plug that is made with more expensive material, like platinum, can last much longer. Even though spark plugs can last tens of thousands of miles, it is remains important to change them every few years.

There are several parts that make up a spark plug. Each part takes a crucial to how spark plugs function. A spark plug is composed of a terminal, insulator, ribs, insulator tip, seals, metal case, central electrode, and a ground electrode. Each of these little parts plays a big role in the function of the spark plug. How the spark plug ignites the engine is quite si ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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