Belle Tire Blog

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    Tires aren’t the only part of your car that takes a beating from spring potholes; debris from damaged roads can cause chips and cracks in your windshield.

    In ten minutes or less you can quickly determine if your windshield ...

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  • Senate Bill 756, also known as Kelsey’s Law, went into effect in Michigan on Thursday, March 28, 2013. 

     

    Signed by Governor Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013, Kelsey’s Law is named in honor of Kelsey Raffaele, a 17 year ... Read the Full Story
  • Allen Park, Michigan, March 14, 2013-Belle Tire has moved overstocked inventory from their warehouse in Allen Park, Michigan to each of its retail locations throughout Michigan and Northern Ohio for a three day Overstock Sale. During the sale, customers ...

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    Fluctuating temperatures combined with cash strapped road commissions can result in some big potholes out on roadways. The resulting damage can lead to unexpected and costly repair bills but you can follow our tips to avoid potholes and minimize damage ...

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  • Winter Driving Tips

    Feb 22, 2013

    With many local areas experiencing below average levels of snowfall and precipitation this season, winter conditions have caught many drivers off guard. Michael Hopwood, BF Goodrich Winter Driving Instructor, give us some tips on how to tackle some common challenges drivers face in the winter.




     Understeer:
     Drivers experience understeer when they turn their wheel left or right and the vehicle continues to travel in a straight line. This can usually be corrected by gently slowing down to allow your tires to gain more traction.

    Climbing a Hill: Your vehicle is able to get much more traction when the wheels are pointed in a straight line. Consider using a lower gear and apply the gas slowly and evenly to allow your tires to gain traction while climbing a hill.

    More Winter Driving Tips:

    Check your Tires: Maintaining a good set of tires is critical in winter weather. Be sure to rotate your tires every 5,000 miles, frequently check your tire pressure and check monthly to ensure that tires have sufficient tread depth. Ideally, tires should have at least 6/32” of remaining tread depth to achieve the best performance in winter weather.

    Slow Down: One of the easiest things you can do to drive safely in winter weather is slow down. Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the motorist in front of you.

    Eliminate Distractions: It is never a good idea to talk or text on your cell phone while you are driving but it is especially important to eliminate all distractions during winter weather conditions so that you can respond to changes in road conditions and hazards as quickly as possible.

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    Winter weather is on its way and with jobs to get to, children to be picked up and social functions to attend many of us are forced to drive in less than ideal conditions.  Now is a great time to ...

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  • As summer draws to a close and students head back to the classroom, it is important for drivers to be especially vigilant on the roads. Children are often unpredictable pedestrians and can be difficult to see. It is imperative to always exercise ...

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  • As the summer travel season winds down, pack up the car and hit the road to one of these great destinations in Michigan and Ohio. Be sure to stop by your local Belle Tire to ensure your vehicle is road ...

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  • Between now and August 31, 2012 receive a mail in rebate with your purchase of an Exide NASCAR Select or Exide Classic Battery from Belle Tire. This rebate is open to all retail customers.  The rebate for the Exide ... Read the Full Story

  • From now through August 31, 2012 save either $40, $60 or $80 on select sets of four Goodyear or Dunlop tires. The amount of the rebate depends on the tire purchased and can be doubled up to as much as ... Read the Full Story

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