How To Tell If You Need New Tires

How To Tell If You Need New Tires Tires are probably the most vital safety feature of your car. Tires in good condition offer extra vehicle safety and performance and can last for quite some time. Wheel alignments, balancing, and rotations help extend the life of your tires and improve your vehicle’s safety and handling. Regularly checking your tire tread depth and wear condition can help you discover the appropriate time for replacement and other required maintenance. Signs Your Tires Need To Be Replaced The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends a quick tire inspection monthly to check their …

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8 Quick Fixes If Your Car Battery Won’t Hold A Charge

8 Quick Fixes If Your Car Battery Won’t Hold A Charge There are many different components to a vehicle that require regular maintenance to ensure the best safety and performance. However, there are some pieces that may last for some time, such as your car battery, meaning you don’t think about them much – until they become an issue. Without a functioning battery, your car can’t start and the electrical components of the vehicle – such as lights, audio, internal computers, and navigation – will malfunction or not work at all, so if you’re able to, we suggest keeping a …

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Wheel Balancing vs. Alignment: What’s the Difference?

Wheel Balancing vs. Alignment: What’s the Difference? Your vehicle requires regular maintenance to ensure optimum functionality and safety while on the roads. This said, your tire and wheel assembly must be maintained to keep your wheels rolling straight, remain evenly balanced, and point in the same direction while rolling for a smooth ride. Proper wheel balancing and wheel alignment guarantee a great ride. Unfortunately, while many perceive wheel balancing and alignment as the same service, they actually work to resolve two different concerns. Learn more about these services, how they are different, and when they may be needed on your …

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How to Improve Gas Mileage (And Save Money!)

How to Improve Gas Mileage (And Save Money!) The gas prices in the United States have been seeing an unprecedented increase in recent months, and it is a current situation that is quite challenging financially for many Americans. Learning how to improve your fuel economy and save money is important. There are many ways to improve your car’s fuel economy and save money on gas. Some require more effort, but they can help you get more miles per gallon and save money at the pump. At Telle Tire, we have the best tires to help you optimize fuel efficiency, but …

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Tire Dry Rot: Causes, Signs, and Prevention

Old, Worn and Cracked tire tread, Poor Drivability and High Risk of Traffic Accident

Tire Dry Rot: Causes, Signs, and Prevention Tire dry rot is a common safety hazard to many automobile users because the importance of proper tire inspection is often overlooked.  According to NHTSA, tire failures result in an average of 11,000 accidents annually because people downplay the potential risks of faulty vehicle tires. The sidewall cracks lead to air leakage, making it hard to inflate the tire properly, rendering it useless. Also, this rot can cause abnormal rubber expansion, which can burst the tire into hazardous pieces when in motion. Unexpected tire problems can be expensive, even if the accidents are …

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Why Are Tires Black?

Mechanic pushing black tire with gloved hands.

Why Are Tires Black? Some things never change. The sky is always blue, the grass is always green, and tires are always black. Most of the time, we accept the world as it is, but sometimes it’s interesting to do a deep dive into commonplace items. For example, why are tires black, and not red, white, or navy blue? The reason has to do with the functionality of the tire. Today, we’re going to discuss a brief history of the tire industry, how tires are made, and ways that you can use this information to add visual flair to your own …

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Summer Car Care Checklist

Woman in car holding her summer hat out the car window.

Summer Car Care Checklist Temperatures change in summer as the sun shines, making the environment hot. These high temperatures can cause significant wear and tear on your car, so you’ll want to prepare your car for the upcoming weather. Unfortunately, most people forget car maintenance and preparedness for the summer months. Is your car ready for summer? Get maintenance and car care out of the way before your next summer road trip with this list of Summer car care tips. Regular maintenance can save you money and keep you comfortable on those leisurely summer drives. 1. Check Your Air Conditioning …

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How To Make Brakes Last Longer

The mechanic holds the old and new brake pads in his hand. Change the old to new brake disc on car in a garage. Auto repair concept.

How To Make Brakes Last Longer The average lifespan of a brake pad is 70,000 miles. However, if subject to poor driving habits, a replacement might be required as soon as 25,000 miles in some cases. To avoid an untimely brake pad replacement, it’s important to adhere to preventative driving habits and to recognize the warning signs that your brakes need maintenance. Normal Brake Wear and Tear Your vehicle’s brakes were built to withstand a lot of wear and tear from everyday driving. But the excessive or misuse of brakes can lead to premature or frequent trips to your local …

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How Does Power Steering Work?

A hand filling car power steering fluid

What is Power Steering and How Does it Work? All of us enjoy a smooth ride. The ease of the steering wheel, the rhythmic hum of the motor. If you’ve ever experienced driving without power steering, you know how crucial it is to an enjoyable trip. The first power steering system was introduced in 1900 by Robert. E Twyford from Pittsburgh, however, it wasn’t until Cadillac released the Chrysler Imperial in 1951 that power steering became an American standard. What is power steering? And how does it work? Let’s cruise into the details of all things pertaining to a power …

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What Happens When You Don’t Rotate Your Tires?

What Happens When You Don’t Rotate Your Tires? A tire rotation is the routine repositioning of a vehicle’s front and rear tires to preserve the tread, maintain their warranty and keep you safe on the road. It’s important to maintain a consistent tire rotation schedule to avoid costly, or even life-threatening mistakes. What a tire rotation is not, is randomly shuffling the tires of your car. There are specific patterns and recommended configurations that service professionals follow depending on the type of car to get the benefits of a tire rotation. Let’s go into detail about what happens when you …

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80th Anniversary Sweepstakes

80 Year Sale-A-Bration. Telle Tire turns 80

Tires will be sold At Cost!