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Winter Driving and Tire Tips - Conway and O'Malley Tire Pros

December 27th, 2011

 

    No one likes driving in the snow, especially during a winter storm. We all try to avoid it, but sometimes we can't, and we get caught in the middle of it. When this happens, it is important to know what to do and how to prepare yourself. The first thing you should do is decrease your speed and give yourself plenty of room to stop. Second, turn on your lights and windshield wipers. Finally, don't try to pass anyone on the road, even if you think your vehicle can handle the conditions. All vehicles including all wheel drive vehicles and trucks encounter problems on winter roads.

     It is important that we all be courteous and respectful to each other, when it comes to driving, especially in the winter. By using common sense and being respectful, ...[more]

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The Benefits of Winter Tires - Conway and OMalley Tire Pros

December 21st, 2011

 

Winter can be a cruel and unpredictable season, with its cold temperatures and wet slippery snowfall. It makes everybody's life a little harder from keeping ourselves warm to shoveling our driveways. It gets especially cruel, when we have to commute in winter weather. Winter driving conditions can make roads slippery and dangerous for all who have to commute day to day. That's why it's important for those who have to commute to have good, reliable winter tires.

            Winter can make roads dangerous with or without snowfall. If the temperature is cold enough, even without snow roads can become frozen, and create patches of black ice. When roads are snowy, that's when all chaos and havoc break loose. That's wh ...[more]

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The Importance of Spark Plugs

November 18th, 2011

Spark PlugsSpark plugs play a major role in starting your vehicle. Without them your vehicle wouldn't start, so maintaining them is very important. A standard copper spark plug can last anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 miles. A spark plug that is made with more expensive material, like platinum, can last much longer. Even though spark plugs can last tens of thousands of miles, it is remains important to change them every few years.

There are several parts that make up a spark plug. Each part takes a crucial to how spark plugs function. A spark plug is composed of a terminal, ins ...[more]

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Serpentine Belt Replacement Information - Conway and OMalley Tire Pros

November 16th, 2011

      Many car owners know the importance of maintaining their vehicle. Most are aware of the major components that need to be maintained to help make the vehicle run how it's supposed to. However, many overlook one special part that is as important as any other main component. That part is called the serpentine belt.

A serpentine belt is a belt that runs through all the major components on your vehicle. Depending on the vehicle’s make and model, the way the serpentine belt runs differs. View the diagram above to get a better understanding of how the serpentine belt works. The belt transfers power through pulleys from the engines crankshaft and any other components or pumps mounted on the engine. In some vehicles the belt can also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner.

Since the serpentine belt connects ...[more]

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The Difference between Winter Tires and Snow Tires

October 27th, 2011

With the winter season quickly approaching, tire shops all around the country are being asked by customers, what is the difference between a snow tire and a winter tire? What kind of tires should I buy this winter season … snow tires or winter tires?

Winter Tires

  • These tires are designed for clear roads with a minimal amount of snow and/or ice.
  • Winter tires are engineered with a rubber compound that works well in colder weather.

Snow Tires

  • These tires are designed for much heavier snow and or ice at the expense of dry road handling. Yes, snow tires don’t do as well on dry roads, but if you plan on driving around in ...[more]
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Fall Preventative Flush and Fill Service

October 12th, 2011

It’s that time of the season to get your system check-up and find out, if you need any fluids flushed and or filled. Your vehicle relies on a variety of fluids, such as coolant fluids and transmission fluids, to keep it running properly. If you don’t regularly maintain your vehicle’s fluid levels, the result could be catastrophic and costly damages, which could be easily avoided by just maintaining your vehicle properly.

If you’re not sure how often you should have your vehicle fluids serviced, check your owner’s manual, or come by our store, so we can have one of our qualified technicians help you out. If you know you need to get your fluids checked, simply schedule an appointment.

A few of the services we provide are listed below:

Cooling System Flush and Fill

Your vehicle nee ...[more]

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Great Time to Save Money on Goodyear ComforTred, ComforTred Touring and TripleTred Tires!

September 16th, 2011

Goodyear Comfortred Touring TiresGoodyear is proud to announce the new Assurance TripleTred All Season tires! These all-season tires are some of the best looking tires on the market, capable of literally gripping the ground with a smooth motion even over wet and snowy landscape.

Featuring an 80,000 mile warranty, and “Evolving Grooves” which allows the sipes to evolve into grooves at around 5/3 ...[more]

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The Importance of Getting Your Tires Aligned at The Point of Purchase

September 9th, 2011

Many people fail to understand the importance of getting your tires aligned at the point of purchase. A new tire is something that should last for as long as the rating. It also should give you top performance and a smooth ride. However, if you fail to take care of every tire on the car, they may not last too long and this can cost you money.

Professional Alignments

Many people bring their car in to our shop because they notice a tire or two that has uneven wear on it. In some cases, it can be from improper inflation. However, it also can mean that the car needs to have a professional alignment.

Take a look at the car and notice the condition of each tire. If you notice any tires that are worn on the sides, this means the tire has been run wit ...[more]

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More Tire Choices and Great Pricing

August 17th, 2011

We are very pleased to announce we now offer an even more diverse selection of tire brands.  We have always been able to offer you very competitive pricing and a great selection of tires due to our buying power and relationship with North Central Tire (NCT).  As of August 1, 2011, NCT was acquired by American Tire Distributors (ATD).  Since 1935 ATD has been a leader in supplying tire and automotive service stores like ours complete packages of tires, wheels, auto service equipment, auto shop supplies and many business resources.  We are excited about our new relationship with ATD and what it will provide both us and our customers moving forward. 

So what doe ...[more]

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Back to School Checklist

August 10th, 2011

Goodyear Credit CardIs your child on their way back to school? Make sure you have done your homework to avoid emergencies before they happen. Being proactive can save you time, money and possibly injury. Come in today, and we can help you with the back to school checklist to make sure your child’s vehicle is ready for school.

Regardless of how much we try to prevent emergencies, we all know...they happen. Did you know you can buy tires with the Goodyear credit card with 6 months no interest*? Not that your child would want to use a credit card for anything other than the “have to’s” for school, but this credit card can’t be used on things other than ...[more]

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