Why Are My Tires Noisy?

April 6th, 2017

The drone of tires on pavement can be more than annoying, it can be downright hypnotic and can cause a driver to doze off! But why are some tires so noisy? There are a few answers to that question.Montgomery, AL Tires

Tire designers take a lot of factors into account when they’re designing tires for noise suppression. It can be tricky since the air chamber of a tire tends to resonate like a drum and actually amplify noise; engineers use elaborate computer technologies to “tune” tires and keep the noise down. It’s a dirty little secret that cheaper tires also tend to be noisier tires; the designers just don’t put as much time and effort into keeping road noise down on cheaper tires.

One thing that’s pretty common, regardless of how expensive your tires were, is that ...[more]

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Get Ready for Tailgate Season With Our Oil Change Special!

October 2nd, 2016

Here in Alabama, we really look forward to football season every year! When there’s a snap in the air and the leaves are starting to turn, that’s when it’s time to load up the truck and head to the game…and set up for a tailgate party with some delicious snacks and cold drinks.

At Don Duncan’s All American Auto & Tire in Montgomery, AL, we want to help you get down the road with our Oil Change Special. Through the month of October, $34.95 will buy you:

--Oil change with five quarts of premium conventional oil, lube and filter

--Tire rotation

--24 point safety inspection

--Interior vacuum

Your oil should be changed every 5,000 miles to prevent sludge buildup and protect vital engine components. And since no vehicle has 50/50 weight distribution fr ...[more]

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Fireworks Are Fun, But...

June 30th, 2016
Everybody loves a big bang on the 4th...but let's be sensible and safe!
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A Few Basic Spring Car Care Tips

May 4th, 2016
By the time the trees start to sprout new leaves and the flowers start to bloom, everyone’s pretty tired of winter and is ready to get out and start enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Could it be that you’re forgetting something, though?
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Get The Most Out Of That Set Of Tires

January 28th, 2016
Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get the most miles possible out of them? 
Here’s some advice on long tire life:
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Regularly check your tire pressure. This one is really, really important. Underinflated tires will wear 
unevenly and reduce your fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance. That increased rolling resistance also means more heat, which will break down the tires’ inter ...[more]
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