I pledge to never get behind the wheel while under the influence. I pledge to give my undivided attention to the road. I pledge never to text and drive. I pledge to drive at the posted speed limits and abide by all traffic laws. I pledge to never drive while fatigued.
In an effort to educate our area’s student drivers, United Tire and Service has developed a community awareness initiative to encourage safe driving practices during this highly anticipated time of year. By taking the pledge above, community members are joining this movement to make our roads a safer place for everyone who drives them.
According to a recent study by Mothers Against Drunk Drivin ...[more]
Prom night signifies the end of the school year and the last few weeks before summer. It’s a night that students look forward to their entire high school career. From the gowns and tuxes to the corsages and photos, students go above and beyond to look their best, thinking of every last detail to make the night memorable. But, is preparing for everything really possible?
According to MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, teen alcohol use kills 4,700 people each year and 90% of teens believe their peers are more likely to drink and drive on prom night.
While it may take a backseat to all of the glam around the night’s festivities, knowing how to stay safe on the roads can make the difference between a night you never want to forget and a tragedy that will forever stay in your mind.
In an effort to keep the roads in our community safe during this exciting time of year, United Tire is serving as an advocate for safe and fo ...[more]
There’s no better way to explore the country than with the Great American Road Trip. You can take it at your own pace, set your own destinations and stop to explore whenever you feel like it…then get started again at your own leisure. At United Tire & Service, we thought you might like to know about some road trips right here in Pennsylvania you can check out with your family:
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania (November 14, 2016) – United Tire and Service, which is based in southeastern Pennsylvania, has agreed to be a presenting sponsor for all races in The Super Cup Stock Car Series for 2017. For well over three decades, United Tire has been comprised of a network of 18 auto repair and tire facilities across the Delaware Valley.
Super Cup Stock Car Series competitor Steve Harvilla is one of the founding members of United Tire. He looks forward to showcasing the brand to a wider audience through the partnership from behind the wheel of the Bobby Gerhart Racing stock car, which he debuted at Lonesome Pine Raceway (VA) in 2016. Steve has been a member of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Team for the past 26 years and has assisted with the construction of the race cars and work in the pit crew. The Super Cup Stock Car series has allowed Steve to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a racecar driver.
“I’m grateful ...[more]
It’s October, which means that the holiday season is quickly approaching! United Tire is proudly participating in two community events this upcoming season: A Philabundance food drive and Toys for Tots. Philabundance relies on food drives to provide much needed non-perishable items for people within our communities. Items collected by our stores will be sent to over 350 member agencies and direct service programs within the nine counties that Philabundance services. These agencies include shelters, food pantries, and after-school feeding programs.
Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children as Christmas gifts. The program aims to help those children experience the joy of Christmas each year. Their goal is to unite all members of local communities ...[more]
The thing we love most about living and working locally is being able to be involved in our communities. A number of our locations have been in business for over 20 years now. Most of the members of the United Tire family have put down their roots near our locations long ago and we have raised our own families in the same communities we service. For the month of October, United Tire & Service is sponsoring two upcoming local events to help some worthy causes and support the communities we each call home.
Six Degrees of Delco
Our Concordville location is sponsoring the Six Degrees of Delco event on October 8th. The event celebrates the heritage and community of Delaware County and honors first responders and the heroic services they provide. Proceeds of the event will go to support the Delaware County Heroes Scholarship Fund, the Delaware County Fallen Fire Fighter and EMS Memorial, and the first responders’ training an ...[more]
It's mid September and the school year has begun! This means that busses and carpools are back on the roads and school zone lights are flashing. Our main priority is safety on the roads, so we want to pass along some reminders to help everyone in the community stay safe as the school year begins. Here are some tips to remember when interacting with school busses or driving through school zones.
When the bus’s red lights begin to flash and the STOP sign is extended, you must stop 10 feet away from the bus. This rule applies if you are stopping behind the bus AND if you’re traveling on the opposite side of the road. The only exception to this rule is if you are traveling on a divided highway, then cars traveling in the opposite direction do not have to stop ...[more]
We are car guys, it’s that simple! From the garages, to the roads and now to the race tracks. Steve Harvilla, one of the founding members of United Tire and Service, placed 13th in the Super Cup Stock Car Series at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia.
As a member of the Bobby Gerhart Racing Team for the past 26 years, Harvilla has assisted with the construction of the race cars and work in the pit crew. Earlier this month, he has fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a racecar driver by competing in the Super Cup Stock Car Series as a competitive driver. Harvilla completed extensive track training and recently received his ARCA license in January at the Daytona International Speedway.
Splitting his time between United Tire locations at Lower Merion and Rosemont, Harvilla brings years of experience from under the car to both the track and the community. The #4 car, identified with the United Tire logo, shows our team’s dedication to our ...[more]
The Jersey Shore
Whether traveling across country, or simply taking a trip across town, let United Tire and Service assist in all auto repair and tire services this holiday season. Sustaining a properly maintained vehicle has numerous benefits during all seasons of the year, but particular caution should be taken during months during inclement weather. Consider these points of reference to ensure safe travel and vehicle reliability in Philadelphia, PA with United Tire and Service.
First, ensure the vehicle’s first line of defense is fully intact and well maintained by regularly checking tire pressure and replacing tires regularly. When tires become worn or warped, vehicle safety is greatly decreased and could cause an avoidable accident. United Tire and Service specialize in tires, tire repair and wheels customization ...[more]
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