The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #33

A Web Log from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

Dear Diary,

I was in line recently at my local grocer’s, when I happened to overhear a conversation between the husband and wife who were behind me.  “Which tire store was it that we’re going to”, the wife asked.  The husband’s reply cut me to the quick:

“Doesn’t matter.  They’re all alike.”

Now, I may have over reacted.  I spun around so fast that my cape got caught in the conveyor, and my safety glasses were knocked askew. 

“What!  Nay, my good man, tire stores are most decidedly NOT alike!”

I don’t know if they were somewhat put off by my cape and glasses, or were disturbed by my unexpected bellowing, but they decided to hurriedly choose another line, as did three people behind them. 

It’s a constant struggle for me to remember that, while tires and automotive safety are MY passion, most people simply are unaware that only Tire Discounters lives up to, and indeed, surpasses, the highest standards of the industry.  To choose just one example, you can’t name ONE other store that includes an alignment with every 4-tire purchase with standard installation.  Or who else pays such attention to detail?  Who else hand-grinds all mating surfaces?  Who else double hand-torques your lug nuts?  Who else has the state-of-the art equipment in order to re-calibrate the automatic drivers assistance systems (or ADAS, as I like to call it) in newer vehicles? 

At any rate, as I was checking out the nice man at the register kept staring at me rather oddly, and I’m quite sure I felt many eyes on me as I left the store. 

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Self-driving vehicles may be a few years away from road domination, but advanced technology systems inside these vehicles are starting to be common place in new vehicles. These features are called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and are designed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.

These safety systems are specifically designed to avoid accidents by offering technologies that alert the driver to potential problems, or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards. From automatic parking, to lane departure warnings to blind spot monitoring, these new systems are improving safety for all drivers.

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Back To School Vehicle Maintenance And Safety Checklists

From the iconic 1995 movie Billy Madison “I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight. Ohhhh, back to school. Back to school.”

It’s Back to School Season and whether you are the primary driver, or your kids are going off to college, now is the perfect time to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for the busy times ahead.

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Tires and Safety – What you need to know

It is easy to assume that once you purchase your tires, that you can forget about them. After all, the sales associate told you all about their features, benefits and how tires and safety go hand in hand. New tires are great and will increase your safety on the road tremendously, but there are still some easy checks that you can do to ensure that your tires keep you safe for many miles ahead.

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