Ever think about all the different vehicles that use rubber tires? Tractors, industrial equipment, everything else that rolls on rubber?
Each specialized type of tire requires a specialized design for its specific purpose. Aircraft tires, for instance, have to be very robust and handle a great deal of weight and stress, but for only a short period of time. Aircraft tires are often filled with an inert gas such as nitrogen, for more stable inflation levels, and are designed with specialized fusible plugs which provide a safer failure mode (rather than a sudden, catastrophic tire explosion).
Off-the-road tires, for vehicles such as graders or mining equipment, operate at low speeds but have to be able to withstand severe service conditions while h ...[more]
You know that winter and bad weather are coming. Is your car ready? Here’s a quick checklist of things to get up to speed on:
Motor oil: Motor oil has a tendency to thicken in cold weather, making it harder to circulate to upper engine parts at startup. If you haven’t ever used synthetic oil before, this might be a good time to start. The flow properties of synthetic oil are a lot more consistent, meaning it doesn’t thicken in sub-freezing temperatures or thin out when it’s hot outside.
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year. If your wipers are showing cracks or chips or losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them. Don’t forget to refill your washer fluid reservoir…you’ ...[more]
At Boyd's Tire & Service, we're proud members of the Columbus, OH community. We're proud to be engaged in good causes here in our town, and that includes the 10th Annual All About Autism Car, Truck and Motorcycle Cruise-In, coming up on August 20.
The Cruise-In will be kicking off at 11:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., with music, T-shirts, dash plaques for the first 100 entries, food & drink activities, kids' events, raffle items, People's Choice judging and much more. It's a fun event for the whole family, and of course the $20 entry fee goes to autism-related charities to help with educational equipment, camps, therapy and other autism-related causes.
The Cruise-In will be held at Quaker Steak & Lube, 8500 Lyra Drive in Columbus; rain date will be August 21. ...[more]
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