Winter Tires – Yea or Nay?

December 31st, 2015
In a lot of parts of the country, the winters are tough enough that all-season tires just won’t get the job done. All-season tires are a compromise; they offer good year-round traction with a quiet ride, good handling and road manners. They tend to perform well in wet weather and light wintry conditions, but when the snow is more than a couple of inches deep, all-season tires are out of their league. That’s when it’s time to consider winter tires. 
 
Today’s winter tires are a long way from the heavy, noisy, clumsy “snow tires” or “mud grips” that your dad might have had on his station wagon 40 years ago. Modern winter tires are designed for noise, handling, steering response and road manners that rival grand touri ...[more]
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Squeeze a Few More Miles Out of That Gallon of Gas

December 17th, 2015
If you’re past “a certain age,” you might remember when gas was $1.50 per gallon, or $1.00 per gallon, or 59 cents, or what-have-you…but the truth is that everything has gotten more expensive. After all, when gas was $1.00 per gallon, a nicely tricked-out Chevrolet Caprice Classic was selling for about $6,000 brand new. 

 
Now that we’re well into the 21st century, gas prices are likely to fluctuate, but one thing’s for sure: gas is likely to never be “cheap” again. We know that everyone’s trying to get a little more out of every dollar, and whether you’re driving a big SUV or a subcompact, there are things you can do to help your vehicle’s fuel economy: 
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Winter’s Coming – Is Your Car Ready?

December 2nd, 2015
Auto Repair in New Martinsville, WVThe leaves are turning, there’s a snap in the air, the days are getting shorter and you know that winter is going to be here before you know it. Is your car ready? At Joe’s Tires in New Martinsville, WV, we’d like to suggest a few auto repair services to get taken care of before the cold temperatures really set in…
 
  • Tires: Check your tires for proper tread depth and overall condition. You might know about the old penny test…stick a penny into the tread grooves, Lincoln’s head down. Does the tread reach Abe’s hair? Then your tires are at 2/32”, which is minimum tread depth. If it reaches Washington’s head when you do the same test with a quarter, your tread is at 4/32& ...[more]
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