Category: Car Care

The first rule of the road: Focus on driving

Have you noticed that traffic seems to be worse lately? There’s a good reason for that—there are more vehicles on the road than at any time in recent history. Unemployment is low and gas is affordable, which means more people are driving more miles. More drivers means an increased risk of getting into a collision, which impacts the number of […]

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Six simple steps to avoid distracted driving

Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, both with handsets and hands-free, the National Safety Council reports. Con­sidering many states […]

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Six tips for making your next car an affordable one

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you save as much money as possible. Consider these six savings […]

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Four quick tips to keep you safe on the road

The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep safe on the road this season. 1. Keep your […]

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Owners aim for better car care

Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Americans are looking to take the well-oiled wheel of 2017 with better car care. […]

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Five tips to help make your holiday driving safer

In the popular Christmas carol, the best way to reach grandmother’s house is to travel by sleigh over the river and through the woods. However, these days, most people find their personal vehicles a far more reliable option. The holidays are the busiest travel time of the year and, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 91 percent of all […]

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Tips for getting the most from your vehicle tires

A tire’s tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even sooner. Worn tires cause more than just headaches for drivers. Less tread means longer braking distances and […]

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Tips for getting the most our of your tires

A tire’s tread depth significantly affects driving safety. In fact, to ensure a vehicle drives safely, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Admini­stration recommends a tire be replaced once its tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch. Winter tires should be replaced even sooner. Worn tires cause more than just headaches for drivers. Less tread means longer braking distances and […]

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KDOT reminder: Political signs outlawed along highway right of way

With the 2016 election season heating up, the Kansas Depart?ment of Transporta?tion has issued a reminder to the public that political signs cannot be placed on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. Only regulatory, guide signs and warning signs are allowed on the state […]

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Facility expansion signals expectation for growth

Facility expansion signals expectation for growth

Carrie and Rod Koons are experiencing their fourth facility expansions since moving their business, Rod?s Tire & Service, to Hillsboro Heights in 1999. The current 4,000-square-foot add on will cater to the automotive service aspect of their business. The new work area should raise the bar for cleanliness and efficiency, say the owners.<p> The addition of a 4,000-square-foot automobile service […]

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