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.
2019 Guide to Driving in Winter Weather Pro tips for safe driving in cold weather conditions from Jack Williams Tire
Taking care of your vehicle and planning ahead for safe travel are important year-round, but especially when it comes to winter driving. There is no denying: we’re in the midst of the typical blustery winter here in the northeast. If you have lived in this neck of the woods for very long, you are no stranger to the cold, icy, and blustery weather conditions that circulate this time of year. In addition to making sure your vehicle is properly prepared to handle the elements, it’s just as important to implement safe driving practices when actually hitting the road in inclement weather. Proper preparation for your vehicle before taking to the road during a winter storm includes:
At Jack Williams Tire we’ve been keeping cars, trucks and SUVs safely on the road since 1929 – that’s 89 years of tire changes, brake jobs, tune-ups and more. And 89 years’ worth of learning. So, what is the most important thing we’ve learned? That the changes in season have an impact on our roads, our cars, and our driving habits.
Nobody wants to hear it, but summer is coming to an end. It’s time for back-to-school shopping so break out the checklist. New pens. New pencils. New notebooks. New shoes. New tires. We all know schools offer their checklist of requirements for students. But at Jack Williams Tire, we have our own checklist for student-drivers, parents and – well – anyone who is going to be on the road as school gets back into session. “Back-to-school time is a great time for families to double-check their cars. Whether you’re responsible for the school carpool or you’re putting your student behind the wheel, we want to make sure you’re ready for a safe schoolyear on the road,” says Brendan McCormick at Jack Williams Tire.
Having almost 90 years in the tire and auto service business, Jack Williams Tire is proud to announce the opening of their third Lancaster, PA location in the new Lime Spring Square Development. The location is the new home to the previous Jack Williams/Lebzelters’ Millersville location.
"We are excited about the upgrade in store and our relocation to the new Lime Spring Square development", says Jason Williams of Jack Williams Tire.
Road Trip The Right Way with Jack Williams Tire Summer.It felt like we were never going to get there between the March snow and the raw April temperatures. But, we’ve made it! Well, almost.
Summer doesn’t technically start ‘til June 21, but just a few weeks ago, on Memorial Day, we entered the “unofficial” start to the season.
Winter is finally here…the cold, snow and ice is on the way. Are you and your car ready for adverse conditions? “At Jack Williams, we want to make sure you’re ready before the winter weather hits. It’s always easier – and much more convenient – for drivers to take time ahead of snowfall and icy conditions to check their car,” said Jack Williams’ Director of Training Tom Vose. “We want to make sure your vehicle is road ready and safe. For some drivers that means the right tires. For others that could mean a simple safety check done here – the right way, The Williams Way.” The ‘Right Way’ Winter Checklist
Since the beginning of 2017 Pennsylvania drivers no longer need registration stickers put onto their vehicles license plate. Recently we have heard that some officials are encouraging you to remove them, especially if they are expired.
Winter brings snow. While we know it’s eventually coming, the first snowfall of the season still always brings a few surprises for drivers. While we can’t physically prepare the roads, we can help prepare you and your ride ahead of the winter weather. “We know that the first winter storm isn’t even in the forecast yet but we want to make sure that you’re ready for the roads this winter,” said Jack Williams’ Director of Training Tom Vose.
According to AAA this year a total of more than 44 million people will travel for the 4th of July, and they are expected to travel 50 miles or more. That will make this the most traveled Independence Day since AAA started to keep records.