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No Spare Tire?

September 29th, 2016
Believe it or not, many new vehicles come without a spare tire. Manufacturers have a few different reasons for that, including weight savings, space efficiency, Spare Tireand cost. When you're stuck by the side of the road, though, none of that really matters much, does it? 
 
Instead, these vehicles come equipped with an inflation kit and/or a can of sealant. 
 
Sealant is a gooey substance in an aerosol can that's designed to coat the inside of the tire due to centrifugal force once you get rolling again, hopefully sealing the puncture. These products, such as Fix-A-Flat, have been on the market for decades and tend to work pretty well on a minor puncture. They're not a permanent fix, however. Your speed should be limited after using ...[more]
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So You Get A Flat Tire...What Now?

June 16th, 2016

Flat TireNobody ever looks forward to a flat tire, and nobody ever says "well, that was a really good time" after having one. You can at least minimize the damage to your tire and danger to yourself, though.

Flats vs Blowouts

If you get a blowout, you'll know about it right away. Sometimes the tire can fail dramatically, with a bang as loud as a shotgun going off. Other times, it might just be a loss of air and a sudden change in your car's handling, followed by vibration, noise and a pull to one side. If it's a front tire that fails, your car might be a real handful to drive until you can get to a stop.

In either case, your first job is to pull off the road as quickly (but safely!) as you can. Don't jam on the brakes or make any sudden mo ...[more]

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Tires to Travel the Road Ahead

April 4th, 2014

tires somerset kyWhenever you think about vehicle safety what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Maybe seatbelts, or even airbags, but what about tires? Tires are often the most overlooked, yet most important safety feature of your vehicle. Whether you are driving through a light drizzle, coming to a quick stop or trying to make it through rush hour- your tires have to accommodate every weather and situation. Tires are the only part of your vehicle with direct contact to the road, thus the only part of your vehicle that could single handedly prevent a wreck.

At Skip Cottrell’s Tire Pros, staff understands the importance of tires in their best possible condition. Technicians encourage all customers to come by and have a servicing today, while you are in learn valuable signs to knowing when your tires should be serviced and replace ...[more]

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Are New Tires on Your Back to School List? - Skip Cottrell's Tire Pros

August 15th, 2013

Fall is in the air, and that can mean only one thing: it’s back to school time! As you run through your back to school checklist- pencils, notebooks, binders, books, and tires- yes, you read that correctly: TIRES. Why add new tires to your back to school checklist? Because now is the BEST time to get new tires for you or your student’s vehicle. Whether you are carpooling your students around, want something dependable for your extra-curricular high school smarty, or need that reliable vehicle for your independent college bound kid- making sure you get the best start to a new school year means starting with replacing your old tires.

Safety counts! By swapping out old, worn down, and bald tires, you will increase the overall safety of your vehicle. A ...[more]

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