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    Tips for Driving in the Snow There’s no question that winter weather creates some hazardous driving conditions. Although staying off the roads when snow or ice hits is recommended, there will always be situations when not driving is not an option. In those times when winter driving is necessary, it’s essential to take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure you can do so safely – and are prepared for almost any situation. From having the right items in your vehicle to ensuring all necessary maintenance is up-to-date on your vehicle and everything in between, make sure you practice safe ...

  • What Causes Sudden Unintended Acceleration? Imagine you're driving normally, and suddenly, your car seems to accelerate on its own. That's called sudden unintended acceleration – a scenario that can be startling and dangerous. Understanding what causes this phenomenon and how to ensure your car meets safety standards is crucial for every driver. In this blog, we'll delve into the intricacies of sudden acceleration, offering insights and solutions to keep you safe on the road. Defining Sudden Unintended Acceleration Sudden unintended acceleration is a term that evokes both curiosity and anxiety among drivers. It refers to a scenario where a car ...

  • How to Read a Tire Load Index Chart Tires are critical to any vehicle, ensuring safety, performance, and overall driving experience. One crucial aspect to consider is the tire load index for anyone who frequently hauls heavy loads with their vehicle or those looking to make the most of their vehicle’s towing capabilities. Understanding the tire load index is vital to your safety on the road and the longevity of your tires. Explore what tire load index is, why it’s essential, and how to interpret a tire load index chart for a safer, more informed driving experience. What is Tire ...

  • Types of Winter Tires As days grow shorter and temperatures drop, the winter season arrives, bringing more challenging driving conditions. Navigating safely through snow-covered roads requires careful driving, but there’s one component that can make all the difference – winter tires.  Winter tires, often called snow tires, are specifically engineered to offer better performance in frigid, snowy, and icy conditions. Unlike all-season tires designed for moderate weather, winter tires are fine-tuned to provide superior performance in the most challenging winter conditions.  In this guide, we’ll explore the world of winter tires, exploring the benefits and types to help you make ...

  • Avoiding Expensive Car Repair Costs Car repair costs can be a significant financial burden for vehicle owners. Unexpected breakdowns or major repairs can quickly disrupt your daily life and empty your wallet. In this blog, we’ll explore the world of car repair costs, including the factors contributing to them, and provide valuable tips to avoid costly repairs.  Understanding the Factors Behind Costly Vehicle Repairs On the surface, the costs to repair a vehicle can sometimes seem excessive. However, there are several factors to consider when calculating the total cost. Mechanic Labor Costs: One primary factor that can drive up the ...

  • What is a Manual Transmission? For anyone researching vehicles or shopping for one, chances are you’ve come across the option of choosing an automatic or manual transmission. Essentially, you’re in charge of shifting gears (manual), or you let the car do the shifting for you (automatic). Although choosing a manual transmission or stick shift is becoming a seemingly less popular option for daily drivers, it has kept hold of a niche audience of automotive enthusiasts to remain resilient in the marketplace.  How a Manual Transmission Works Manual transmissions, also known as “stick shifts” or standard transmissions, require the driver to ...

  • Anatomy of a Tire Tires are the unsung heroes of every vehicle, playing a vital role in performance and safety. While they might seem like simple rubber circles, much more is going on beneath the surface. Every tire is a complex assembly of various components, each with a specific purpose contributing to its functionality. As you venture into the world of tires, it's crucial to understand the parts of a tire to make informed decisions. In this guide, we'll break down the critical components of tires and help you identify quality options. The Key Components of Tires and How They ...

  • 5 Signs of Tire Wear To Watch For Hitting the road for daily commutes, adventurous road trips, or routine errands, we often overlook a crucial aspect of vehicle safety: the condition of our tires. Proper tire maintenance and awareness of tire wear signs are paramount for road safety, as the tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road. Your tires’ condition can significantly influence your car’s handling, braking, and overall performance. Let’s explore the five signs of tire wear you should watch for and the potential dangers of driving on worn-out tires.  Sign 1: Uneven ...

  • Missouri Safety and Emissions Test: What You Need To Know The state of Missouri requires an emission and safety inspection be completed for most vehicles. When it comes to keeping your vehicle on the road in Missouri, there are two main types of testing that you need to be aware of: safety inspections and emissions testing. Both are required to keep your vehicle registered, so it’s important to know what to expect. Both types of inspections are essential, and we at Telle Tire & Auto Centers are here to help you through the process. We’ll ensure your vehicle is up ...

  • How to Change a Tire Flats happen. Knowing exactly what to do when you get a flat tire is the best way to get through the inconvenience quickly and efficiently. At Telle Tire, we’re dedicated to keeping you safe on the road, so we put together a step-by-step guide on how to change a tire. It’s important to note that you should always pull your vehicle into a safe environment to change a tire. Never put yourself in a situation where you might be struck by another vehicle. A Step-By-Step Guide to Changing a Tire 1. Secure Your Vehicle ...