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]
For years now, Pennsylvania and Delaware have mandated fairly strict safety inspections and emissions testing for vehicles. With the right preventive maintenance, your vehicle shouldn’t have any problem passing either one, but we thought you might want to know a little more about what goes into it.
First, let’s talk about safety inspections.
Safety inspection will cover items such as:
Just to name a few. Unless your vehicle has worn or damaged parts, none of this should be a problem…after all, it really is for your own protection and that of everyone else on the road.
As for emissions testing, modern engine managem ...[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]
You probably heard it from your dad years ago – “Get your oil changed regularly! It’s the best thing you can do for your car!” And he was right. Automotive technology has changed a lot in the last 50 years, but one thing that’s still true is that oil changes at regular intervals will insure that your car’s engine will last a long time.
Your engine’s moving parts, like pistons, bearings and valvetrain components, all operate on extremely close clearances with each other. Without the protective film of lubrication that motor oil provides, these parts would quickly overheat and weld to each other, seizing the engine. Oil helps reduce wear due to friction and dissipate heat. Along with friction, however, a great deal of heat is generated by the combustion process, along with car ...[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]
When you slide into your car in the midst of the summer heat, the last thing you want is hot air blowing out of your vents, especially when temperatures are in the upper 80s and low 90s. But don’t panic just yet. Instead, roll down your windows to let some of that warm, stale air out. Then check these features in your car to see if it’s a quick fix.
- First, make sure your thermostat is set to cool. Yes, this may seem like an obvious first check, but we’ve all forgotten to push the AC button at least once.
- Next, check that your fan setting is on “auto” and not just “on” because this will blow out air even if it’s not cool.
- Finally, point your fans in the direction of the windows. This may seem silly, but it will actually cool down your vehicle faster.
The Jersey Shore
So, you purchased a new set of tires at your local United Tire & Service. First of all, we would like to thank you for your patronage. It is because loyal customers like you that local businesses like ours are able to help keep our communities strong. Thank you!
Now would you mind if we give you a few quick pointers about your new tires?
What you need to know:
Did you know your new tires should be broken in? Yes, that's right, a break-in period - optimally 500 to 700 miles. There are a few reasons for this and they are mainly for your vehicles long term safety on your new tires.
Why do You Need to Break In Your Tires? ...[more]
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