The Difference between Winter Tires and Snow Tires

November 26th, 2014

Winter Tires OhioWith the winter season quickly approaching, tire shops all around the country are being asked by customers, what is the difference between a snow tire and a winter tire? What kind of tires should I buy this winter season … snow tires or winter tires?

Winter Tires

  • These tires are designed for clear roads with a minimal amount of snow and/or ice.
  • Winter tires are engineered with a rubber compound that works well in colder weather.

Snow Tires

  • These tires are designed for much heavier snow and or ice at the expense of dry road ...[more]
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Warm Weather Brings Summer and All Season Tires

May 7th, 2014

 

It's that wonderful time of year again, when winter starts to wind down, and spring and summer are just around the corner. After a long, cold, harsh winter, there is nothing better than more sunshine and warmer days. Driving is especially better with no more cold, wet, and slippery roads. Driving also becomes less dangerous and less risky for those who have to commute day to day. So, if you’re going to be driving in the hot weather, be sure that your vehicle has the right set of tires.

Having the right set of tires for the summer is as important as having the right set of tires for the winter. If you're thinking about using your winter tires for summer, you are making a big mistake and taking a risk. Winter tir ...[more]

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Don’t Let Tire Problems Put the Brakes on Your Valentine’s Date

February 6th, 2013
Don’t let tire problems get in the way this Valentine’s day. How is your tire pressure? Do my tires need to be rotated? Is it time for an alignment? Do I need new tires? While these questions can seem daunting, with the help of tire professionals and various routine self-checks, any driver can maintain proper tire care and not miss that big date this Valentine’s Day. From tire rotations to air pressure, learning what signals might indicate tire replacement or repair is important for every vehicle owner. 
 
Let’s begin with tire air pressure. Perhaps one of the most obvious tire maintenance steps most drivers neglect until it’s too late is checking your tire’s air pressure. Even careful drivers with perfect tire upkeep lose around 1 psi (pound per square inch) per month, culmi ...[more]
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Choosing the Right Tire

September 5th, 2012

Choosing the Right TireWe 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 wa ...[more]

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Is it Time for a Tire Rotation?

July 6th, 2011

Tire rotation is an easy maintenance item that has long term benefits for any vehicle. When properly maintained, tire rotations can improve fuel economy, extend tire life and provide drivers better handling through improved stability. Frequently servicing vehicles with tire rotations is imperative to sustaining tire tread by ensuring all tires are used evenly without excessive wear to one section or another.

Normal tread wear is unavoidable due to uneven vehicle weight dispersal, vehicle performance, etc. Without tire rotations, tires continue to wear on the same areas over and over, causing irreversible damage to tire tread which drastically decreases tire life. Engine weight accounts for a major portion of vehicle weight, causing fr ...[more]

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Motor Oil and Fuel Economy

May 5th, 2011

For decades, car companies have been chasing after fuel economy numbers. One way of cutting that drag is to reduce internal friction with lighter grades of motor oil.

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Tire Guide: Decoding Tire Differences

August 4th, 2010

tires columbus ohioThe only part of a vehicle with direct contact to the road, buying the correct tires can improve both maneuverability and dependability. Serving Columbus, OH as the premier dealer of top quality tires, Boyd’s Tire and Service Center understands finding the right tire can be difficult when differentiating between performance levels. Consult the trusted staff of Boyd’s Tire and Service Center for information and specifications on all tires, with knowledgeable advice to best suit driving styles and travel conditions.  

From tire brand to design, understanding what distinguishes one tire from the next can be a daunting task for any vehicle owner. However, with over eighteen years of experience in tire retail select ...[more]

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