• Rack with variety of car tires in automobile store. Many black tires. Tire stack background. Selective focus

    Is it Okay to Have Mismatched Tires on My Car? Vehicle owners know they will need a tire replacement at some point. However, there are different opinions on whether one should replace the entire set or just the ones that have issues. Opinions are one thing, but it's important to understand what experts say about driving with mismatched tires. Read on to learn more about tire replacements and whether you can mismatch the tires on your vehicle.    What Does It Mean to Have Mismatched Tires? In simple terms, mismatched tires mean one or more tires in the set differ from ...

  • Pothole Tire Damage: What You Need to Know As winter approaches, potholes will likely increase as the weather and snowplows damage roads. The cold weather can cause pavements to freeze and push upward, resulting in potholes. This will increase the risk of hitting the potholes and causing tire and wheel damage. So what do you do if you hit a pothole while driving? Here is a guide to help you learn more about the effects of potholes and what you can do if you hit one.  You Hit a Pothole… Now What? When you hit a pothole, it is important ...

  • Fall Service Checklist for Your Vehicle Fall is a busy season for your car! The transition from summer to fall brings changes in weather as we approach winter. Luckily, winter isn't here, and you still have some time for fall vehicle maintenance before that cold weather hits. We've compiled a list of fall car maintenance tips to help keep your vehicle in optimal condition. While some of these tasks can be performed on your own at home, we recommend you visit your nearest Telle Tire location to ensure your maintenance is performed thoroughly and correctly.     Necessary Maintenance As you move ...

  • Missouri Safety and Emissions: What You Need To Know The state of Missouri requires safety and emissions inspections 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 are here to help you through the process. We'll ensure your vehicle is up to par so you can focus on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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? 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 ...