If you drive an SUV or crossover, there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to buying new tires. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to even start.
A good starting point, however, would be to consider what you’re actually going to use your SUV for. Do you have a 4 x 4 SUV that you expect to take off-road often? Do you think you might use it for the occasional hunting or fishing trip on dirt or gravel roads? Or is it just a grocery-getter and soccer team hauler?
Light truck tires are available that rival the best passenger car tires when it comes to all-season traction, ride quality, road manners, noise level and handling. Light truck tires are even available with low-rolling-resistance technology to help you sque ...[more]
You know it’s gonna be cold soon…and you know that winters in Pennsylvania can be tough. Is your car up to it? Here’s a quick list of things to check before the snow flies.
Tires: All-season tires are a jack of all trades, master of none. If you expect more than an inch or two of snow, it can be a good idea to invest in winter tires. Winter tires feature a more aggressive tread pattern to dig into snow and slush (some are even pre-drilled to make it easy to install metal studs). They also use a softer tread formulation that stays flexible in extreme cold for traction.
Wipers: Even good windshield wipers only last about a year before the sun’s UV rays and wear take their toll on them. If your wipers are dried-out, cracked, chipped or are lo ...[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]
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]
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]
Protect your vehicle from tire failure this fall by scheduling routine maintenance with United Tire and Service in the Delaware Valley area of both Pennsylvania and Delaware. Through comprehensive tire maintenance services such as: tire rotations, tire balancing and wheel alignment United Tire and Service can protect both vehicle safety and functionality. Advice from knowledgeable mechanics, paired with thorough tire repair services, United Tire and Service of Delaware and Pennsylvania can easily sustain vehicles to travel the road ahead.
As late fall quickly approaches, schedule an appointment for a tire check-up with United Tire and Service in Philadelphia, PA. This quick routine tire service will stabilize tire operations and ensure proper functionality of vital tire components for seasons to come. United Tire and Se ...[more]
What are the first words that comes to mind when considering vehicle safety? Perhaps seatbelts, air bags or maybe windshield wipers, but what about tires or proper vehicle maintenance? Often drivers forget the most important safety features of their vehicle are not as obvious as they might seem, thus United Tire and Service of Quakertown, PA works to protect customer safety with useful information to stay safe during travel. Sustaining properly maintained auto repair and tires will not only improve vehicle dependability for current use, but promote vehicle life and reliability for the future.
Understanding the importance of routine auto repair and tire maintenance, staff of United Tire and Service in Quakertown, PA sees their business as far more than ve ...[more]
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