Wet Roads Can Be Trouble - How Are Your Tires?

May 25th, 2016

Tires in Westerville, OHIf you’ve ever been on a wet highway and suddenly felt somewhat disconnected from the road, chances are your vehicle was beginning to hydroplane. You’ve probably heard the term before, but what exactly does it mean?

Your tires’ treads are designed to clear water away from the contact patch, the section of the tire that actually stays in contact with the road at any given time. The grooves that run around the tire’s circumference, the sipes cut into the tread and other tread elements are designed to evacuate the wedge of water that builds up at the leading edge of the contact patch, channeling it safely behind the tire as you move down the road. Some tires can do this more effectively than others, but…no worn tires can evacuate ...[more]

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Great Cars for Any Teen Driver

May 4th, 2016
auto repair in Westerville, OHFor teenagers and young drivers, learning to drive is a rite of passage, but it’s also a big, big responsibility…and as everyone knows, responsibility isn’t always something that’s at the front of a teenager’s mind. 
 
There are several considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a car for a young driver. Reliability and low auto repair bills are important, but safety is even more of a priority – and that doesn’t mean just crash protection. It means finding a vehicle that has stable, predictable handling and control, and doesn’t have so much power that a teenager will be tempted to stomp the gas pedal and get into trouble (or have the car get away from him/her).&n ...[more]
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