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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

How Much is Enough for TULSA Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Sunday 25 June 2017

Most TULSA drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they're need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just how much tire tread wear is too much? And how can you tell? Tires are and... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in TULSA

Thursday 01 June 2017

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the TULSA area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from here to there.Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local TULSA service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them... read more

Below 45 Degrees in TULSA: Consider Winter Tires

Sunday 16 April 2017

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and TULSA drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. OK drivers ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever.Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the TULSA area are much better designed for the wide range of cond... read more

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