• 5 Ways to Increase Tire Life When it comes to routine maintenance for cars, tires rank up there as one of the most important things to keep an eye on. However, they’re also one of the more expensive parts of your vehicle that you’ll have to replace on a regular basis. Depending on your type of vehicle, the type of tires, and even the size of your tires, new tires could end up costing you [...]

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    What’s the difference between all-season, summer & winter tires? As the calendar flips to winter and preparations are made for the holiday season, people all over the Granite City, IL area know it’s a good time to check their tires and made any replacements if necessary. However, one question that consistently puzzles our customers is whether they need summer, winter or all-season tires.[...]

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    How much to you really know about tires? Most people in Mt. Vernon, IL don’t think about tires, until they get a puncture and are stranded by the roadside. Every driver has a love/hate relationship with these black and round vehicle parts. You’ll love them when you’re experiencing a quiet and comfortable ride, but you’ll hate them when they’re flat. Interestingly, there are numerous fun[...]

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    Goodyear unveils new tire technology for 2018 In January 2017, Goodyear unveiled new tire products at an event attended by more than 2,000 people. Apart from technological advancements incorporated into the tires, a program called Tire Optix was launched — it measures the tread wear and pressure of tires while storing the information in the cloud in real time. Drivers in Mt. Vernon, IL will[...]

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    Mt. Vernon IL's guide to buying new tires It's inevitable. When you own a car, truck, or other wheeled vehicle, you will need to, at some point, purchase new tires. But what should you know before you buy? There are many factors to think about when buying new tires for your car, truck, or other vehicle to avoid tire hazards and make the safest choice. Pay attention to the way that you drive.[...]

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    What's different about specialty tires? We all know that motorcycles, cars, and trucks require different tires depending on the size, speed, and use of the vehicle. But what about specialty vehicles such as semi-trucks and farm equipment? Farm tires and semi-truck tires have different tire needs and hazards than typical passenger vehicles. You may be surprised at the factors that vehicle [...]

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    What is tire balancing and how does it help? Tire balancing consists of adjusting the wheel angles so that the wheels and tires can spin without any vibrations. In addition to adjusting the angles, the wheels are checked for any heavy areas. The heavy areas are fixed by adding a lead weight on the other side of the heavy area. There are many benefits associated with proper wheel balancing and [...]

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    What are the types of tire tread patterns and their purposes? If you have ever paid attention to your vehicle tires, then you have probably noticed that they have a particular pattern on the surface. The pattern is known as tire tread and plays a significant role in influencing your tire's performance. You should also understand that a tread is the rubber on the surface of the tire that has [...]

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    Help Keep Your Tires Healthy to Last you Longer! There’s a lot you can do to extend the life of your tires. When you invest in new tires in Mt. Vernon, IL, take the extra step of avoiding common road hazards that can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your tires. At Shroyer Tire, our goal is to help our customers get the longest use of their tires as possible. Here are the top road hazards for[...]

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    Does the Pattern of Your Tire’s Tread Really Matter? Shroyer Tire has been providing the Woodlawn, IL area with quality tires for many years. During that time, some of the same questions keep popping up from customers. One such question concerns the tread patterns of the tires we sell. Do the different patterns serve different purposes, or are they simply variations on the same basic concept? [...]

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