Ever think about all the different vehicles that use rubber tires? Tractors, industrial equipment, everything else that rolls on rubber?
Each specialized type of tire requires a specialized design for its specific purpose. Aircraft tires, for instance, have to be very robust and handle a great deal of weight and stress, but for only a short period of time. Aircraft tires are often filled with an inert gas such as nitrogen, for more stable inflation levels, and are designed with specialized fusible plugs which provide a safer failure mode (rather than a sudden, catastrophic tire explosion).
Off-the-road tires, for vehicles such as graders or mining equipment, operate at low speeds but have to be able to withstand severe service conditions while handli ...[more]
You know that winter and bad weather are coming. Is your car ready? Here’s a quick checklist of things to get up to speed on:
Motor oil: Motor oil has a tendency to thicken in cold weather, making it harder to circulate to upper engine parts at startup. If you haven’t ever used synthetic oil before, this might be a good time to start. The flow properties of synthetic oil are a lot more consistent, meaning it doesn’t thicken in sub-freezing temperatures or thin out when it’s hot outside.
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year. If your wipers are showing cracks or chips or losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them. Don’t forget to refill your washer fluid reservoir…you&r ...[more]
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
--24 point safety inspection
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]