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When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Sunday 02 June 2019

  Hey TULSA area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our OK streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the TULSA area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is the depth of the tire tread wear indicator bars that US law has required to be molded across all tires since August 1, 1968. When tires are worn so that this bar is visible, there's just 2/32 of a... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Sunday 19 May 2019

Welcome to the Cartec Automotive Service automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet TULSA conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actually ride on top of a thin film of water.That's called hydroplaning. If it's really bad, TULSA drivers can actually spin out of control - endangering themselves and the othe... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Advice on Buying New Tires

Sunday 24 March 2019

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every TULSA driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all OK seasons.TULSA off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires' high profile protects rims from damage.But what if you own an SUV but aren't interested in off-roa... read more

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 23 December 2018

Many TULSA drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at TULSA area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many TULSA drivers, that look includes bigger wheels. It used to be that cars came from the factory with 15 or 16 inch wheels. Now 16, 17 and even 18 inchers are standard. And the factories are offering optional wheel packages up to 20 inches... read more

Talk to Cartec Automotive Service About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Sunday 21 October 2018

Custom wheels are one way that TULSA folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most TULSA drivers st... read more

Getting New Tires in TULSA?

Sunday 14 October 2018

There are so many tire choices in the TULSA area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most TULSA area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Cartec Automotive Service tire professional. He'll help you sort through the choices.Here are some of the issues you'll talk about: One is size &ndash... read more

TULSA, OK Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

Sunday 26 August 2018

When winter approaches in OK, TULSA residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for OK winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing TULSA residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to be safe and reliable. It's a good idea to get caught up on any neglected maintenance items anytime - but the stakes are higher in cold OK winters.There are some specific things TULSA drivers need to do to have... read more

Beware of Cheap Tires in TULSA

Monday 22 January 2018

Do you like to shop for shoes in TULSA?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? TULSA drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passengers. Y... read more

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in TULSA: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Cartec Automotive Service

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for TULSA drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for TULSA drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the insi... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Monday 16 October 2017

When TULSA drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your... read more

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