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]Read More
It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Kenda Tire and Rubber Company has issued a recall on the following tires:
Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17.
The following statement was released on
Approximately 696 tires were impacted and have the DOT code K3D5ANA5116 and K3D5ANA5216, Kenda said. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice. The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Kenda will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2017.
SimpleTire urges anyone who has purc ...[more]Read More
SimpleTire adds Sean Wilson as Director of Supply Chain to the expanding team. He is working with suppliers to help them maximize the volume of orders SimpleTire sends their way.
Sean started his career in the tire wholesale industry working for Network Tire, and then moved to the retail side, working for United Tire & Service. Responsibilities included sales, brand development, customer service and store support. The skills he honed in those roles are well suited to working with SimpleTire suppliers.
Josh Chalofsky, SimpleTire’s COO, says, “Sean’s understanding of the industry, along with his business talents, are going to be of huge benefit to our supplier network. I am excited to see those relationships grow and expand.”
One particularly important element that Sean is focused on is having the fastest delivery in the industry. To enabl ...[more]Read More
For the 2017 Memorial Day weekend, SimpleTire.com is helping military veterans and their families by making a charitable financial donation -- 5% of all sales for the days, May 27-29th, is being donated to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS).
Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR, founder and president of WWFS says, “The support we receive from SimpleTire is outstanding! Their donation makes a real difference in the lives of military families who have had a member wounded or killed while serving.”
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support to families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed in combat operations. With an “A” rating from CharityWatch.org, WWFS aids military veterans and their families in healing the wounds that med ...[more]Read More
It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Continental has issued a recall on the following tires:
General Grabber 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q
The following statement was released on 1/20/2017:
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Rang ...[more]Read More
Rotating tires is one of the most important (and easiest) things you can do to prolong their service life. But why? Why is it so important?
It’s simple. Front and rear tires wear differently. Parallel parking, cornering, acceleration, three-point turns all put different stresses on the front and rear tires. Not rotating them means that they are going to show different wear patterns, which will affect their tread life and your car’s ride and handling.
Regular rotations mean that your tires will wear more evenly, and will improve your car’s drivability. Chances are you’ll notice a difference in ride and handling with every rotation. So how often should you rotate?
Every other oil change seems like a pretty good rule of thumb (in other words, every 7-10,000 miles). Doing rotations yourself in your ...[more]Read More
Rubber is a porous substance, and tires will inevitably lose some air over time due to seepage. Tire pressure is something that’s neglected by many drivers, as an “out of sight – out of mind” sort of condition. Low tire pressure, however, costs money in terms of increased rolling resistance and poorer gas mileage. Tires that are habitually run low on air also wear out prematurely, due to heat buildup and an uneven wear pattern.
The good news is that it’s an easy problem to fix.
For 100 years, tires have used the same valve design (known as a Schrade valve), identical to the valves on bicycle tires. They’re still the same design because the Schrade valve does its job well and there has never been a need to improve on it.
- Don’t rely on the ...[more]
If you live in an area that gets cold enough and sees enough winter precipitation to warrant buying winter tires, there’s no substitute for the traction they can provide. Winter tires have come a long way since the heavy-tread, noisy “snow tires” or “mud grips” that were on your dad’s station wagon a generation ago. Modern winter tires offer better ride, road manners and handling than they did in previous years. That doesn’t, however, mean that they are good year-round.
Winter tires are designed with a tread formulation that stays flexible at lower temperatures, which is their chief advantage over all-season tires. All-season tires tend to harden and stiffen at sub-freezing temps, compromising traction and control. The flip side ...[more]Read More
We all have a toolbox in the garage or inside the house, but what about in the trunk of the car? What if you're on the road and you get a flat tire? Do you have everything you need to take care of it from the road?
It's even more important to keep some tools in the car when you're traveling a long distance because you never know what could happen along the way. Check out our list of essential tire tools to have with you at all times and you'll have a little more piece of mind every time you travel. All of these tools can be stored in the trunk or spare tire area of your vehicle.
If you need to remove nails and other foreign objects from a tire, pliers are your best friend. They also come in handy for grabbing small objects in a pinch. ...[more]Read More
Snow Tires VS Studded Tires
Remember studded tires? Tires with noisy metal studs driven into the tread? They’re pretty hard to beat for traction in really extreme winter conditions. If your area regularly gets ice and heavy snow, if you live on a hill or out in the country where roads are seldom plowed, or if you have no choice but to put in a lot of miles in winter driving conditions, studded tires (or “studdable”) may be the thing you’re looking for. Remember, though, that studded tires aren’t legal in some states, so do your homework before making that decision.
But let’s talk about “snow tires,” or winter tires. They’ve come a long way in the last few decades…the old truck-style snow tir ...[more]Read More