“Safe when new and safe when worn.” This is the claim made by Michelin for their new Michelin Premier A/S tire. Advances in Michelin’s “Ever Grip” technology have created a great All Season Tire offering: Hidden grooves within the tire that emerge with wear. Rain grooves that widen to improve traction. Sunflower oil and a high silica compound create flexibility and safety even in cold weather performance. A quiet smooth ride Michelin Premier A/S “Our … Read More
Trying to Make Your Old Car Last? 3 Simple Ways to Keep it Running
A car payment is a tough pill to swallow, especially when you might be able to squeeze a few more years out of your current vehicle. It’s much easier to repair your car than to invest in a brand new one, so if you’re eager to keep yours running a little longer, here are our top three easiest ways. Invest in an alignment Alignments ensure that proper wear and tear distributes evenly on all four … Read More
Atlantic Tire & Service’s Blog covers a variety of tire and car care tips with videos by our own staff talking about our services. Music provided by Purple Planet. Checking Tire Pressure Atlantic Tire’s ASE Certified Service Advisor, Brandon, speaks on the importance of regularly checking your tire pressure.
Will Self-Driving Cars Soon be a Reality?
As you may have heard, technology for self-driving autonomous vehicles has been under aggressive development for a number of years. But just how close is this technology to mainstream adoption? While the answer to this question has yet to be determined for certain, it seems that increasingly sophisticated levels of automation will work their way into commercially available vehicles. Completely driverless cars appear to be further down the road. Types of Car Automation The National … Read More
Are Snow Tires Necessary in North Carolina?
This time of year, people sometimes ask us about snow tires: specifically, do they really make a car significantly safer during the winter—especially in an area like the Triangle that usually doesn’t see much snow? This is a judgment call, of course, but one important factor is this: in the event of a snow or ice storm, how likely is it that you will still need to drive your vehicle? If you live in an … Read More
To patch, or not to patch
You went camping and woke up to a cool morning breeze, the sound of water running over stone, and a flat tire. Few things ruin a scene like that. Say goodbye to the beautiful memory. While Ma makes pancakes, you’re getting out the jack and spare. By the time you’ve loosened and lug nuts, and put on the spare tire, everyone else has eaten and you get to enjoy cold scrambled eggs, links, and pancakes. … Read More
When to replace your tires
Tire tread Tire manufactures suggest you replace your tires when they are worn down to 3/32 of an inch. State requirements allow you to go as low as 2/32 of an inch. These guidelines are to protect you from tire failure. Losing a tire while on the highway or even in the city can cause serious damage to you and your car. The tread on tires serves several purposes. One crucial aspect is to help … Read More
Make Tires Last Longer
Your tires are one of the most underrated parts of your car. The technology and durability of each tire is truly remarkable. If kept in a climate controlled warehouse, a tire can last a lifetime. And even once it’s on your car, it’s not unreasonable for your tire to last ten years. However, most tires last significantly shorter than that. There are several factors that determine the life of your tire, the first of … Read More