The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #41:

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

It is hot.  My Phantom Lair is located in a top secret location in Cincinnati, Ohio.  And like many of our friends in the Midwest, we are experiencing a massive heat wave.  I am trying to stay inside whenever possible.  BUT – as a Phantom Tire Buyer, I have responsibilities that only grow more crucial with every uptick of the thermometer. 

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #35:

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

Dear Diary,

I was having a spot of trouble with my computer the other day, and a nice young man (certainly not a “Geek”, so the company name remains confusing to me) was dispatched to the lair.  He pulled up in a newer model Volkswagen.  After a brief visual inspection of his treadwear, I introduced myself.

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Tailgating Tips for Your Vehicle

Tailgating in your most prized possession, a game worn jersey from your childhood idol that played on the 1988 championship team. It may be a little worn and tight, might smell less than desirable, and have a few food stains, but it is an essential part of your game day ritual.

Once the cherished family artifact is in its place, it’s time for face paint. You apply your teams colors with laser like precision to make sure your team spirit is adequately represented on your face. The routine must be followed in an exact order, everything must be the same each and every time your team does battle on the gridiron. It’s not a superstition, it’s tradition!

Tradition doesn’t stop with the attire oh no, everything must be the same to ensure that the football spirits show favor on your team. One minor miscue and it could cost your team the game and the season. This includes your game day feast. The standard chips and dip let you down in 2001, and those spicy wings stung your team in 2004. Let’s not even discuss the chili fiasco of 2008 or the donut disaster of 2010.

The tide turned in your favor in 2012 when you introduced team inspired sliders with special team sauces. Since that shake-up in your gameday feast, your team has seen far more victories than defeats.

Weekends full of tailgating feasts dance through your head this time of year but one very important aspect that we may neglect to address is making sure your vehicle is game day ready.

Here are 5 tips to help keep your most valuable vehicle ready to tackle the challenges of tailgate season.

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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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College Vehicle Prep

It’s no secret that younger drivers many times overlook the importance of proper vehicle maintenance. As college-aged drivers head back to campus, here are some things parents can do to prepare their son or daughter’s vehicle for the return:

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