Money Matters, Under the Hood

Tires, tires and more tires …

September 17, 2010

Me and the Goodwrench guy!

Well, I definitely learned something new today. In regards to tires, there’s a lot to know about ’em. Different sizes, widths, height, all-terrain and off-road, all season vs. winter tires; just to name a few. Each tire manufacturer supplies a variance of tires for each car manufacturer (GM, Hyundai, Nissan). Each vehicle make and model therefore, offers an array of tires. Depending on trim level (base model to luxury package), it will reflect the type of tire on that car. So, what type of tire do you need? I asked my Service Manager what all the hoopla was about tires! Here’s a list of things to think about:
  1. What size do you need? Here’s a tip: It’s stated inside the drivers side door πŸ™‚
  2. What kind of driving you do – winter, off-roading, highway
  3. Most of the time “all season” tires are recommended!
  4. Tire lifetime (how long they last) – 30,000 miles up to 80,000 miles
  5. Price
Here’s a list of some of the tire manufacturers we house in store:
  • Goodyear
  • Firestone
  • Bridgestone
  • Handkook
  • Michelin
So, there’s more to tires than being black and rolling! If there’s anything here you want to know more about, shoot me a note and I’ll find out for you!

Helping my close friend, Emily pick out some tires!

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  • Roger Conant September 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Right on…Lauren! Tires are part of the “service department”…which is part of, what they call, “fixed operations”! Which is becoming more and more THE profit center for the store. And women…are a solid 65% of “service clients”. (now…would you please help me down from my “soapbox”! πŸ™‚