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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work a ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

4 Things About Tires You May Not Have Known

May 17th, 2016

Tires all look sort of the same…round and black…and people tend to think tires don’t change much over the years. That’s really not true, though – engineers and designers are constantly working on advances in tire designs for more miles, better fuel economy and better performance.

Here’s a rundown of current trends in tire technology you may not have been aware of:

  • Tall, skinny tires are coming back. If you’ve ever ridden a beach cruiser bike vs. a racing bike, you know that skinny tires have lower rolling resistance. Carmakers are going in that direction, too – the BMW i3 electric/plug-in hybrid uses Bridgestone Ecopia tires, with higher inflation pressure and a taller, ski ...[more]
  Tags: tires
  Posted in: Tires 101

10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

May 12th, 2016

Who doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet.

 

  • Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires.

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  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tires 101

Goodyear Tires TN Services from Hyman Tire!

May 12th, 2016

Hyman Tire Service provides the entire suite of Goodyear Tires! Hyman Tires is located in Bolivar, TN and is open when you need us.

 

Goodyear Tires is a well known manufacturers and trusted brand. Being able to properly service Goodyear tires and install them on a customers vehicle is something we take seriously. We want our customers and visitors to understand that we take great care in providing auto services throughout Bolivar, Tennessee.

With over 15 lines of tires for all types of vehicles, Goodyear tires has been a top seller in our shop. We welcome everyone to come on in and ask questions, check out the tires, and hopefully we can get you driving with a new set of Goodyear Tires in TN.

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About Goodyear

  • Goodyear is one of the world's leadi ...[more]
  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire News

SERVICE BULLETIN - REPLACING LESS THAN FOUR TIRES

May 12th, 2016

When replacing tires on a vehicle, it is recommended and preferred that all four tires be replaced at the same time for continued optimal vehicle performance. However, for those cases where this is not feasible, below are some general guidelines to consider when replacing less than four tires for a light vehicle, wether it is one or two tires. lf the vehicle manufacturer has alternate recommendations, always follow their recommendations.

 

IMPORTANT

In some cases, the vehicle manufacturer may specifically advise against replacing less than all four tires. Always check and follow the recommendations in the vehicle owner's manual. For 4WD and AWD vehicles, even small differences in outside diameter may cause drive-train damage or mechanical malfunction.

Replacing Two (2) Tires - When a pair of replacement tires is selected in the same size and construction as th ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire News

Cooper Rock Crawlers Capture RROCK Title

May 12th, 2016

 



The Cooper-sponsored Rubber Belly Racing rock crawling team is charting a record-setting course this year, notching both a World Extreme Rock Crawling event victory and the overall RROCK modified stock series title in two recent events.

Driver Jake Good attributed this year's markedly more successful performance to the Rubber Belly Racing team's gelling, in its fourth year together.

"We are really starting to come together as a team this year," Jake said. "A busy race schedule has given us the opportunity to refine the techniques that work well for us. Plus, the team really worked hard on the rig in the of ...[more]

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: Tire News

How do I know when I need new tires?

May 12th, 2016

Tires often give their owners signs of problems in plenty of time to have them corrected. Learn to "read" these early warning signs and you can prevent many wear problems that shorten tire Many tires have tread wear indicator bars molded into the tread. When the tread is worn down to where you can see a solid bar of rubber across the width of the tread, it is time to replace the tire. Here is another simple test you can perform to measure tread depth on your tires. Place a penny into a tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it is time to put a new tire.ife by thousands of miles. Consult your tire sales associate for further information.

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: FAQs

How can I check my tires for wear problems?

May 12th, 2016

Tires often give their owners signs of problems in plenty of time to have them corrected. Learn to "read" these early warning signs and you can prevent many wear problems that shorten tire life by thousands of miles. Consult your tire sales associate for further information.

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: FAQs

When buying just two new tires, should they be put on the front or rear?

May 12th, 2016

When you select a pair of replacement tires in the same size and construction as those on the car, you must put them on the rear axle. A single new tire must be paired on the rear axle with the tire having the most tread depth of the other three.

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: FAQs

Should I "mix" tire types on my car?

May 12th, 2016

Tires of different size designations, constructions, and stages of wear may affect vehicle handling and stability. For best all-around performance, it is recommended that all tires be of the same size, construction (radial, non-radial), load capacity, and speed rating.

  Tags: tires, auto repair
  Posted in: FAQs
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