Remember everyone - DON'T DERBY AT HOME!
We are so glad that so many people showed up at the Demolition Derby last night. Our team had a great time and hopes that you all did too even through it was hot hot HOT out there.. Here's a recap of the derby winners!
Our very own Corey Rader was both a Heat Winner and he Qualified as 2nd Place Winner Overall! Congratulations Cory!
Another memeber of The Tire Shop's team, Andrew Esposito, was also a Heat Winner!
... and last but not least, Jim Abbott, our dedicated Service Manager took Best Mechanic at the Derby!
Have we mentioned that we love to sponsor fun events around the community? This month we are sponsoring the Demolition Derby at the Loudoun County Fair. For details on dates and ticket prices please visit the Loudoun County Fair Website.
We're doing more than just sponsoring...
We have three of our own participating in the Demolition Derby this year: Cory Rader, Danny Manning, and Richard "Turbo" Hunter and are looking forward to watching them work the crowd with some amazingly good 'bad' driving (kids don't try this stuff at home).
Driving around on underinflated tires is just a bad idea all the way around. Underinflated tires increase a car’s rolling resistance, meaning a drop in fuel efficiency since it takes more energy to move the vehicle down the road.
A single tire that’s down by ten pounds of air means a 3.3 percent drop in fuel economy…multiply that by all four tires, and you can figure on giving up ten percent of your gas mileage. The added friction and rolling resistance also means more heat is generated, and heat is the enemy of the internal structure of a tire. That heat will damage a tire to the point of failure. Studies show that underinflated tires are a full 25 percent more likely to fail, and at least half of one-car accidents involve a tire problem as a factor. And still, it’s estimated that 60 to 8 ...[more]
In a perfect world, all four tires would wear out at the same time. In the same perfect world, everyone would be able to afford a whole set of tires all at once. Unfortunately, things often just do not work out that way.
Sometimes you may just have to replace tires as you can afford them, one or two at a time, but there are some important things to bear in mind if you have to do that.
If you can only afford to replace one or two tires, it’s essential that you go with tires that are identical (or at least as close as possible) to the car’s remaining tires. That means that internal construction, size, tread pattern and design should be close to the same. Don’t mix winter tires with all-season tires, don’t mix run-flat tires with standard tires, for instance. B ...[more]
We know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.
Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was ...[more]