As the cold season approaches, you might be wondering if winter tires even make a difference. They do now, but this wasn’t always true. For a long time, they were only good on snow - hence the name snow tires - and if you didn’t live somewhere with heavy snowfall, it was hard to reconcile the cost of a new set of tires for such a specific, often ineffective product. An emergency stop on anything other than snow-covered road meant a near-complete loss of tread and a hole in your pocket.
It’s about that time of year again! The temperatures are beginning to drop, and while you’re thinking about breaking out your winter coat, you may want to consider investing in a set of winter tires, as well. While they’re much better than they used to be, there are quite a few things you need to know about winter tires that don’t necessarily apply to all-seasons.
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Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer a novelty. The last few years have seen a surge in EV sales as automakers embrace the platform and diversify the selection of electric cars. The fact that there are even several all-electric truck models now in production is a sign of EV demand.
Have you noticed uneven wear on your tires? Has your steering wheel started to shake? You’re not imagining things. What you may need is wheel alignment.
The idea of getting a tire rotation may sound unnecessary. After all, the tires rotate thousands of times as you drive down the road. And that’s the issue. Tires can wear out prematurely or get overly worn in one spot if the tires aren’t rotated periodically.
Does your vehicle need transmission fluid exchange? A transmission fluid exchange is a type of vehicle maintenance many drivers don’t think about because they aren’t aware that it's something that needs to be monitored. Not knowing that could cost you a lot of money down the road.
It’s that time of year when drivers in the northeast start to ask themselves: should I invest in a dedicated set of winter tires or take my chances with my regular all-season tires? The answer to that question depends on the type of weather you are likely to encounter and the road conditions where you plan to drive. Of course, covering all your bases is a good idea since the weather can be unpredictable. Winter storm events have the potential to become more frequent and severe than in years past. Before getting into the details, let’s take a closer look at winter tires, snow tires and all-season tires.
A vehicle is a big investment. Other than homes, vehicles are often the most expensive thing a person owns. For many people, a vehicle is also a vital piece of machinery that’s needed to get to work, school, the grocery store and everywhere else outside of the house.
When temperatures rise, your vehicle’s air conditioning system needs to be performing at its best. Cool passengers are happy passengers. But if your vehicle’s AC unit isn’t functioning properly, it can be more than uncomfortable. Maintaining a cool and comfortable driving environment reduces fatigue and helps keep drivers alert and safe. Summer is in full swing so if your car’s AC isn’t working properly, don’t delay in visiting your local Jack Williams Tire to find out what is needed to keep your vehicle cabin nice and cool. Below are some potential issues that could be causing the air conditioning system to malfunction.