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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

The Benefits of Winter Tires - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

Winter can be a cruel and unpredictable season, with its cold temperatures and wet slippery snowfall. It makes everybody's life a little harder from keeping ourselves warm to shoveling our driveways. It gets especially cruel, when we have to commute in winter weather. Winter driving conditions can make roads slippery and dangerous for all who have to commute day to day. That's why it's important for those who have to commute to have good, reliable winter tires.

            Winter can make roads dangerous with or without snowfall. If the temperature is cold enough, even without snow roads can become frozen, and create patches of black ice. When roads are snowy, that's when all chaos and havoc break loose. That's why being prepare ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Winter Driving and Tire Tips - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

    No one likes driving in the snow, especially during a winter storm. We all try to avoid it, but sometimes we can't, and we get caught in the middle of it. When this happens, it is important to know what to do and how to prepare yourself. The first thing you should do is decrease your speed and give yourself plenty of room to stop. Second, turn on your lights and windshield wipers. Finally, don't try to pass anyone on the road, even if you think your vehicle can handle the conditions. All vehicles including all wheel drive vehicles and trucks encounter problems on winter roads.

     It is important that we all be courteous and respectful to each other, when it comes to driving, especially in the winter. By using common sense and being respectful, we all ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Winter Tire Decision Guide - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

     It's obvious that winter tires make an automobile easier and safer to drive in harsh winter climates. It also can be a confusing and difficult decision, when deciding which winter tires to buy for your vehicle. Getting optimum winter performance from your vehicle is important and also requires a little knowledge as to which tires best fit your vehicle.

What makes a winter tire different from any other tire?

The traditional "all season" tire balances dry pavement grip with wet and mild winter performance. However, severe cold can make the rubber compound on the tread brittle and reduce grip. The "M&S" and "M+S" found on some tires stands for "mud and snow". This doesn't mean it is a winter tire. This label onl ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire 101

Is Your Engine Ready for the Colder Temperatures? - Discount Tire Outlet

April 13th, 2015

 

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for cold temperatures and wet, slippery snow. Winter time is the season that all car owners dread. Tasks such as winterizing your vehicle, getting the right tires, and maintaining your vehicles heating system are not always easy. Having good winter tires and a good working heating system are a must, when it comes to winter driving. Without these vehicle necessities, you’re better of walking or taking the bus.

If you live in an area where it snows, it's important to maintain and service your vehicle to insure you get the best performance and life out of your vehicle. It is also a smart idea to have your heating system checked, before the cold winter starts. We can live without the power windows, heated seats, and air conditioning, bu ...[more]

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