Self-Inflating Tires…Soon To Be A Reality?

March 31st, 2016

Driving around on underinflated tires is just a bad idea all the way around. Underinflated tires increase a car’s rolling resistance, meaning a drop in fuel efficiency since it takes more energy to move the vehicle down the road.

A single tire that’s down by ten pounds of air means a 3.3 percent drop in fuel economy…multiply that by all four tires, and you can figure on giving up ten percent of your gas mileage. The added friction and rolling resistance also means more heat is generated, and heat is the enemy of the internal structure of a tire. That heat will damage a tire to the point of failure. Studies show that underinflated tires are a full 25 percent more likely to fail, and at least half of one-car accidents involve a tire problem as a factor. And still, it’s estimated ...[more]

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Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Your Auto Repair Tech

March 17th, 2016

Often, drivers are mystified by how their cars actually work. It’s to be expected. Even an older car is a complex machine with many sub-assemblies that all work together to move it down the road.Car questions? Ask them!

As a result, drivers tend to be a little intimidated by auto repair and often tend to not inform themselves by asking the necessary questions of a tech or a garage. Too often, that ends up being a big mistake. Here are some examples of the kinds of things you really should know before any auto repair work starts:

  • Does your shop work on any kind of vehicle? Of course, most shops can service a product from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and the other leading makes. Some makes, however, require a lot more training and experience, o ...[more]
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A Look at the Michelin Latitude Diamari

March 7th, 2016

At L & M Tire & Wheel, we’re proud to carry the Michelin line of tires, and one of the best products from Michelin is the Latitude Diamaris. The Michelin Latitude Michelin Latitude Diamari in Abbottstown PADiamaris is a summer/performance tire for luxury SUVs, crossovers and sport trucks; it’s an OEM tire for vehicles like the Land Rover Range Rover HSE and BMW X5, among others. Some of the features of the Latitude Diamaris include:

·         Silica-enhanced high performance tread compound, with asymmetric tread pattern for enhanced grip on wet or dry surfaces

·         Larger shoulder blocks at the outside, with a continuou ...[more]

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