Don’t Forget Your Spare

October 29th, 2015
Oh, the lowly spare tire. It doesn’t get much respect. 
 
Today, a lot of vehicles don’t even come with a spare tire anymore, not even the little “donut” space-saver spare. Instead, to cut weight and free up space, they come with a compressor and a can of a Fix-a-Flat-style product in hopes that you can get back on your way again. Great idea, unless your tire has a sidewall puncture or is shredded…
Anyway, if your car is equipped with a spare, you shouldn’t just ignore it. Tires have a shelf life, and time will take its toll on any tire, including ones that are never on the ground. Even brand-new tires have a sell-by date; the industry agrees that tires that are older than six to eight years old are probably unsafe du ...[more]
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Winter is Coming

October 15th, 2015
The days are getting shorter, there’s a snap in the air, and before you know it, the winter months are going to be upon us. Is your vehicle ready? 
 
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers are only good for about a year; normal wear, the sun’s UV rays and the elements take their toll on them. Get a good look and check them for chunks, strips or chips missing, and replace if necessary for a streak-free field of vision in wet weather. Hint: a fresh application of 
Rain-X on your windshield and window glass can help visibility greatly. 
Brakes: Are you hearing any squeaks, squeals or grinding noises when ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

The Tire Shop Sponsoring Local Youth Soccer

October 1st, 2015

Year after year we have supported events in our community to build better relationships by giving back. This goes a long way toward making and keep our community and yours strong. This year we are doing it again. We have decided to once again support the Local Mini Soccer Program.

The Tire Shop is a Proud Supporter of local youth soccer in Leesburg, VA

The Mini Soccer Program takes place for several weeks from Fall 2015 through Spring 2016. Children ages 3 through 6 will be participating in a Saturday training program with a Professional Trainer from Darryl Gee Soccer Academy. For seven week the kids will get a chance to have 45 to 60 minutes of fun while learning teamwork, that is age appropriate, to help build the foundation for playing soccer.

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