Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) Recalls Certain Conti Hybrid HS3 Tires Affecting the United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
The following statement was released on May 16, 2018:
 
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) is recalling certain Conti Hybrid HS3 tires, size 11R22.5 Load Range G, with tire identification numbers (TIN) A33TKWUX and DOT date codes of 0918 through 1118 (03/04/18 through 03/24/18). Cords may be visible through the innerliner.
 
Continental Tire will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Continental Tire customer service at 1-888- ...[more]

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Zhaoqing Recalls Antares Comfort A5 Tires Affecting United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
Antares Comfort A5
 
 
 
The following statement was released on November 18, 2017:
 
Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd. (Zhaoqing) is recalling certain Antares Comfort A5 tires, sizes LT 225/75R16 and 118/116S 10 PR. These tires may experience sidewall separation while driving. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 139, "New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles." A tire sidewall separation increases the ...[more]

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SimpleTire Expands Free Shipping Across Entire Catalog


 
SimpleTire expands free shipping on items from its catalog with no minimum required. This applies to orders delivered to a home, business, or local installation center.
 
The offer takes effect immediately and applies across all categories ranging from Passenger, Light Truck, Commercial, and Agriculture, to OTR, Industrial, ATV, Antique, and various specialties. SimpleTire’s free shipping initiative is a compelling offer in online retailing and is one of the first in the industry that allows customers to ship tires anywhere within the contiguous U.S. without restrictions.
 
“Online shoppers don’t expect to get free shipping on ...[more]

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Michael Welch, Founder of Blackcircles, joins SimpleTire Board as Strategic Advisor


Philadelphia, PA, 1 August 2017: SimpleTire, the online tire retailer that sources
inventory from independent suppliers and ships to any location a customer chooses, today
announced that Blackcircles founder Michael Welch has joined the SimpleTire board
as a strategic advisor.
 
Welch founded BlackCircles in 2001, the world’s first 'click & fit' for tires and led it to
become the United Kingdom’s largest and most successful online tire retailer before its
sale to Michelin in 2015. He continues to advise the board of Blackcircles, as well
being the Chairman of Atterly, a growing international network of independent
fashion retailers.
 
“Michael is a pioneer in the e-commerce and tire industr ...[more]

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FedEx Makes 1,799+ Office Locations Available to SimpleTire Customers for Free


SimpleTire ships tires to customers’ installation centers of their choice, places of work, and homes. And now customers can have tires shipped to, and picked up, at any of the nationwide FedEx Offices!

FedEx selected SimpleTire as a partner for this new program as a way to continue extending their pivotal role in the retail revolution with an ecommerce innovator.

This new option provides customers a useful way to receive their tires. Instead of tires being shipped to a home where waiting for a delivery is a hassle, or storage can be an issue, or leaving them on a doorstep might be a security concern, this provides a safe and convenient option.

 

Many of the 1,799+ nationwide locations FedEx locations are open extended hours and on Sundays. They will hold tires for up to five days until the customer is ready to ...[more]

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5 Ways YouTube Can Save You Money and Time On Car Repairs


A recent conversation between a shop owner and a Master Automobile Technician turned to diagnostic techniques, and where to get repair information. In addition to the usual repair databases such as ALLDATA and Identifix, the Master Tech mentioned he refers to YouTube on a regular basis. Of course, the shop owner (who was double the tech’s age) cringed at the very thought. After all, how could a bunch of hacks with cell phone cameras possibly be more helpful than ALLDATA? It’s true there is a lot of worthless junk on YouTube, such as cat compilations and videos of morons setting themselves on fire, but there’s a lot of valuable information, too. You just have to know what to look for and how to use it. Here are a few tips for using YouTube for your next auto repair project.

Know your stuff- learn the basics

If ...[more]

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7 Baller Super Cars and The Tires They Have


Tires are important; it doesn’t matter how much power you’re making if you can’t get it to the ground. That’s why the most expensive cars in the world use tires that are extremely advanced – and expensive, too.

What kind of tires do the world’s most exclusive cars ride on? To answer this question, we’ve compiled a list of the most lavish cars in the world and their tires. 

Lamborghini Veneno:

Lamborghini Veneno Tires

 

Only two of these $3.9 million dollar cars exist in the United States. Powered by a 6.5 liter V12 engine, the Veneno is capable of over 200 mph. Upfront, it wears Pirelli P-Zero tires in a 255/30 ZR20; outback it’ ...[more]

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12 Of The Best Car Shows On YouTube That You Must Subscribe To


If you're an auto enthusiast, watching videos about cars on YouTube is something you do.  However weeding through the masses of videos can be very daunting.  We've saved you the trouble of trying to find the best channels, as we've put together a list of our favorites.  If you don't see your favorite YouTube channel listed here, comment below and we'll check it out!

Everyday Driver

Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver bridge the gap from hardcore car enthusiasts to the average car guy. They go back and forth with opinions and with insightful details about each car. They may even steer you into your next car purchase!

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2015 Ford F150 Uses Aluminum Body Panels


In an effort to wring more fuel efficiency out of the F150, the 2015 model from Ford will use aluminum body panels on top of a high-strength (yet lighter) steel frame. The move has shaved 700 lbs from the truck’s curb weight, but it has had its detractors along the way, as people still tend to think of aluminum as beer-can material. Ford did their homework, however.

It turns out that Ford has been testing all-aluminum F-series trucks since 2009, running them in torture tests like the Baja 1,000 and not finding any body cracks or defects at the end. The company has also taken 2014 models, fitted them with aluminum, sent them to fleet buyers and tracked the results; even with extreme usage (like dropping an oilfield drill bit into the bed), the aluminum body panels held up as well as or better than steel.

While aluminum is more e ...[more]

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Aerodynamics and Design


As manufacturers squeeze all the fuel efficiency they can out of their designs, aerodynamics have been a huge concern –as well as looking sleek and advanced, an aerodynamic car cuts wind resistance for enhanced fuel efficiency. Modern designs are a pretty far cry from the boxy sedans of the 70s and 80s, but aerodynamics is hardly a new concern.

All the way back in 1923, Romanian engineer Aurel Persu ruminated on the ideal aerodynamic design; Persu decided that the ideal aerodynamic shape found in nature was a raindrop as it falls to the ground, with a super-low drag coefficient of 0.04. With that as a target, he began to draw up an aerodynamic sedan, with tall wheels mounted flush with the body inside fender wells, a steeply-raked front end, rear wheels spaced much more closely than the front, rounded contours and a rear end that tapered sharply. The Persu ...[more]

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