Winter Safety Tips – Don’t End Up In the Ditch!

January 14th, 2016
Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive in it at some point. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you through the winter safely: 

Make sure you’ve got a well-maintained car. This includes fresh windshield wipers, proper tire inflation, a strong battery, a properly-maintained cooling system and a fresh oil change. If your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, you might consider switching to winter tires for a while – just 
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Winter Tires – Yea or Nay?

December 31st, 2015
In a lot of parts of the country, the winters are tough enough that all-season tires just won’t get the job done. All-season tires are a compromise; they offer good year-round traction with a quiet ride, good handling and road manners. They tend to perform well in wet weather and light wintry conditions, but when the snow is more than a couple of inches deep, all-season tires are out of their league. That’s when it’s time to consider winter tires. 
 
Today’s winter tires are a long way from the heavy, noisy, clumsy “snow tires” or “mud grips” that your dad might have had on his station wagon 40 years ago. Modern winter tires are designed for noise, handling, steering response and road manners that rival grand tourin ...[more]
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Winter Tires? Or All-Season Tires?

November 12th, 2015
Winter tires versus all-season tires…which is the right choice for you?
 
The two designs are quite different and deliver different levels of performance and winter-weather traction, so let’s discuss. 
All-season tires are designed as an all-around compromise. They feature a tread pattern that evacuates water from the tire’s contact patch to prevent hydroplaning, with plenty of small, textured slits (sipes) to add extra biting edges for traction in wet or slushy conditions. 
All-season tires are designed with a harder tread compound th ...[more]
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Don’t Forget Your Spare

October 29th, 2015
Oh, the lowly spare tire. It doesn’t get much respect. 
 
Today, a lot of vehicles don’t even come with a spare tire anymore, not even the little “donut” space-saver spare. Instead, to cut weight and free up space, they come with a compressor and a can of a Fix-a-Flat-style product in hopes that you can get back on your way again. Great idea, unless your tire has a sidewall puncture or is shredded…
Anyway, if your car is equipped with a spare, you shouldn’t just ignore it. Tires have a shelf life, and time will take its toll on any tire, including ones that are never on the ground. Even brand-new tires have a sell-by date; the industry agrees that tires that are older than six to eight years old are pr ...[more]
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How Do Potholes Damage Your Vehicle?

February 2nd, 2015
It’s peak pothole season out there and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. We’ve all hit them at some point, and every time it happens, you see it only a second before it gets you, often too late to miss it. These little road hazards lay in wait, with their dips, bumps, and sharp toothy edges, just waiting to ruin your day. They can cause a sudden jolt all the way up to a blown tire.  And, I hate to report, they aren’t disappearing any time soon. Potholes are every tire’s sworn enemies. Many of us are passionate about potholes, as we have personally sacrificed many hubcaps to them over the years. 
 
The way that potholes work is that roads will freeze and thaw causing erosion of the dirt beneath the pavement.  This weakens the asphalt in the process. Add frequent traffic to the mix, and the road begins to crumble. Eventually, the street erodes even more and develops a crater we know as a pothole ...[more]
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Winter Tires MA

November 12th, 2014

Winter is almost here! Have you checked your tire tread lately? With all the upcoming Holiday Parties, Trips to Grandma's House, and last minute shopping your car will be on the road more than ever and you want to keep it that way!  Just because its snowing outside doesn't mean you have to be stuck inside and not getting your busy holiday list crossed off! Come on down to Roland's Tire Service and let the guys put on a new set of snow tires to ensure you will be able to make it to all your upcoming Holiday fun! We carry a large amount of snow tires for most vehicles. We also have two locations for your convience, Fairhaven and Somerset MA. Give us a call or stop by today. 

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Roland's Tire Service Bridgestone Rebate

September 9th, 2014

Roland's Tire and Service in Somerset, MA and Fairhaven, MA is running some great rebates on sets of tires from the top name brands like Bridgestone!! We are currently offering a manufacturers rebate of purchase 4 premium tires and get a $70 Bridgestone rebate card by mail! Hurry into Roland's Tire Service before September 30th to get your rebate today and as always let Roland's Tire Service take care of all your tire needs!

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Roland's Tire Service Hankook Rebate

September 2nd, 2014

Winter is coming quickly! Better get some new tires on your vehicle!! Come on down to Roland's Tire Service in Somerset, MA or Fairhaven, MA for some great manufacturer rebates! We are currently offering a great rebate on Hankook tires MA when you buy 4 select tires you can receive up to and $80 rebate!! As always let us at Roland's Tire Service take care of any of your tire needs! 

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