The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #57:

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

I think I may be guilty of over-using the “Chat” button at Tire  I can’t help it sometimes – it’s just so convenient and fun!  But, as that last expert on the Chat line (again) reminded me, they need to be devoting their time to helping people find the right answers to immediate questions about tires and service.  

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The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #52:

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

I am not an avid hunter.  As a Phantom Tire Buyer, I get a lot of questions from all sorts of people, but never once has a hunter asked me something like “Hello Phantom, are the mallards aflight?”  I was invited to tag along once on a hunting trip, but my cape kept getting snagged in the underbrush – significantly slowing down my compadres. 

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What is TPMS and Why is it Important?

As mother nature continues to exhibit her hold on our weather during the winter months, your dashboard may be lighting up. The radical changes in temperature outside directly effect the air pressure inside your tires. While the naked eye might not pick-up a low level pressure in a tire, your TPMS sensor will.

Monitoring our automotive systems and alerting us of potential hazards has come a long way with the advancement of technology. Warning symbols that resemble a top-secret sequencing code fill your dashboard today. Any chance you still have that secret decoder ring from your childhood?

One of the systems is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS system will warn you of a low-pressure issue with at least one of your tires.  Low pressure in one or more of your tires creates an unsafe driving condition.

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The Need For Winter Tires

Did you know that car experts recommend using different tires during different seasons? You might be asking yourself, “Should I really replace my tires twice a year?” When tire experts advise drivers to outfit their cars with winter tires during the winter, they aren’t saying you should throw out your summer tires! What you should do is properly store them until next summer.

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Tire Sidewall Information

Ever wonder what the numbers and letters on the sidewall of the tire mean? No, they aren’t special lottery numbers. The tire sidewall information describes three things: the type of tire, the size of tire, and specific details of the tire. Here is a break-down of what the designated numbers and letters mean.

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Tire Pressure Monitoring System

When it comes to tires, we mean business. When it comes to your safety, we mean BUSINESS. Tire pressure is not only crucial to the life of your tires, but to your safety on the road. Our expert technicians will make sure your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is operating properly. We’ll check battery function, identify damage and check for any rust or corrosion that would impair its functionality. Not only will we perform these services—we’ll do it better, faster and for less than anyone else!

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Spare the rod, spare the… tire?

If you were to list the items that are assumed to come standard on your new car, at the top of that list is probably a spare tire. Sadly, an increasing amount of new and used vehicles are ditching the spare. I bet you’re thinking to yourself that losing the junk in the truck is normally a good thing right? In most ways, sure, but in this case, a vital part of your car is being replaced with tire inflation kits and run flat tires.

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