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Need Your Vehicle Serviced Before the Holidays?

Need Your Vehicle Serviced Before the Holidays?

We have finally entered the bustling holiday season, which means many of you will be running around to do last-minute shopping, getting errands run, and traveling to see loved ones. To make it all happen, you’ll need a trusty ride! To keep your vehicle safe on the road, we recommend taking your vehicle to GTT Commercial Tires for a seasonal inspection. Holiday Road-Trip Checklist Below are several of the essential things that you should have checked off to ensure your car, SUV, or truck is road-worthy for the holidays. If you can’t handle these yourself, feel free to get in touch with our team for help! Tires - Whether you are driving on dry or slick roads, you will need healthy tires to move safely. Check your tires’ pressure, tread depth, tread pattern, and any signs of damage. Sometimes, all it takes is a top-off, tire rotation, and/or alignment to ensure your vehicle gets you from point a to point b safely. Fluids - If you are going to be doing some long-dista ... read more

How Long Does it Take to Change a Flat Tire?

How Long Does it Take to Change a Flat Tire?

Driving on a flat tire is possible, but not for long, and it isn't recommended. Driving on a flat tire gives you minimal control over your vehicle, which may cause damage or lead to an accident. So, you've got a flat tire on a busy road. How Long Does It Take to Change a Flat A quick change is ideal because it helps you reach your destination on time and avoid possible accidents if such a process occurs in the middle of a busy highway. Changing a flat tire may take 15 to 30 minutes or more, depending on whether you've got the right tools, skills, and assistance. What Tools Do You Need You should have the following items for a fast tire change; An inflated spare tire Your vehicle's manual A lug wrench Jack Reflective triangle If you have to do it in the rain or at night, wedges, gloves, a mat, a flashlight, and a rain poncho are required. Now that you know what's needed, let's look at the step-by-step process you should follow for a quick flat tire chan ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Mostly felt through the brake pedal, a brake vibration comes when you try to hit the brake. These are also felt on the steering wheel, but only when the condition worsens. Mainly termed as the brake shudder, it is brought about by the difficulties within the disc. If there is a delay in handling the situation, it could be dangerous. Causes of vibration when braking a car The brake shudder is due to malfunctioning calipers, damaged rotors, or new brake pads installed improper. The source of the vibrations usually determines whether the front and rear brakes are responsible. The front brakes bring the steering wheel vibration, whereas the rear brakes cause the brake pedal vibration. Brake rotors, as one of the causes of the shudder, get warped over time from friction. The exterior rotors wear out unevenly. Brake pads provide complete contact for smooth braking. The brake pads are in contact with the rotors in specific areas causing a vibration, especially braking at highway speed when ... read more

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Are your car tires wearing down prematurely? While it is obvious that your car tires will wear down with use, it will help to know what can cause them to wear out too quickly. Your safety is at risk if your tires don't have a good grip on the road. That's why you should periodically check them to determine their condition. Here are some of the things that may cause your vehicle tires to wear down prematurely: Improper Wheel Alignment Incorrect wheel alignment is one of the key causes of premature wear. Wheel alignment involves mechanical adjustment of car wheels to ensure they are parallel to each other. Wheel alignment must be part of your car maintenance routine to ensure they last longer. Improper Inflation Improper air pressure is one of the leading causes of premature tire wear. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can affect your car tires negatively. If the wear is showing on the outside edges of the tread, it's a sign of under-inflation. On the other hand, o ... read more

How to Select Proper Tires Based on Driving Application

How to Select Proper Tires Based on Driving Application

For all trucks and their owners, tires are a major investment that requires a lot of consideration. Not all truck tires are the same – they vary in size, style, tread pattern, price, brand, etc. Knowing how to make the appropriate choice can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on your vehicle, whereas buying the wrong ones can cost you double.   At GTT Commercial Tires, we have a wide range of commercial truck tires to meet your driving needs and business demands. With so many options in commercial truck tires to choose from, how do you know which is right for you? Here are some things to consider:  On-the-road needs Routes Weather conditions Load sizes  And other driving conditions The tire expert at GTT Commercial Tires is always here to help you choose the right tires to suit your needs.   Commercial tires are intended to operate with specific applications in mind. There are various tread designs, rubber compounds, and tire construction for l ... read more

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