SimpleTire Donates 5% of All Sales to Wounded Warriors Family Support


 
In an effort to help support veterans and their families, SimpleTire is donating 5% of all its sales made on November 10 to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS), in honor of Veteran’s Day.
 
“SimpleTire’s continued support throughout the years has been amazing,” said Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR, Founder and President of WWFS. “Each of their donations makes a real impact 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. W ...[more]

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SimpleTire Expands Free Shipping Across Entire Catalog


SimpleTire extends free shipping on catalog categories
 
SimpleTire expands free shipping on items from its catalog with no minimum required. This applies to orders delivered to a home, business, or local installer.
 
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.
 
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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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SimpleTire Becomes Michelin Authorized Retailer


In a sign of the times, SimpleTire is proud to let our customers know that we are now working with Michelin North America Inc., and we are now designated as a Michelin Authorized Retailer.
 
SimpleTire has always offered the full assortment of Michelin tires, but now has the support from Michelin for purchase incentives and rebates on Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal passenger and light truck tires. 
 

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Cooper Announces Recall: Discoverer M+S Sport


It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Cooper has issued a recall on the Discoverer M+S Sport line of tires in the following 14 sizes:

The following statement was released on 2/21/2017:

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has determined that the subject tires do not comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 571.139. The subject tires are marked with the Alpine Symbol, but do not meet the traction requirements for snow tires pursuant to the standard. If placed into service, the subject tires may not provide the expected traction or performance in severe snow weather conditions and could potentially increase the risk of a crash. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is recalling all of the tires with the identification number(s) above. The impacted serial weeks are 0110 through 3316. Effectiv ...[more]

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SimpleTire to offer exclusive deals at Hawkeye Farm Show


SimpleTire is proud to announce it will be exhibiting at the 30th Annual Hawkeye Farm Show on Feb 28 - Mar 2. Stop by booth 562 at the Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

SimpleTire.com has over 49,000 SKUs, so shoppers can find any tires they want for farming, forestry, truck and trailer, and passenger vehicles. Because of a unique low-cost, high-volume business model, it also has the best prices available online. SimpleTire is able to provide small businesses and farms with superior, cost effective solutions.

The Hawkeye Farm Show is set to run February 28 through March 2. The show is expected to bring over 20,000 AG producers from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

SimpleTire uses data and technology to aggregate tire inventory, for every type of vehicle, from more than 500 suppliers across the country. For more information, contact [email protected] ...[more]

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What’s the Proper Air Pressure For My Car


Experts and analysts seem to be in agreement on this: the days of cheap oil are finished. As countries compete with each other for oil on a global market, the price of refined fuel and gasoline in the United States may fluctuate somewhat, but it’s likely to stay above $3/gallon for the foreseeable future. That means that every driver needs to be aware of what they need to do to optimize their gas mileage…and that includes tires.

Proper Inflation

You probably already know that proper inflation is vital to fuel economy, and that underinflated tires will not only drop your gas mileage, but will negatively affect handling and drivability. Underinflated tires are also unsafe, building heat that can compromise a tire’s service life and possibly cause tire failur ...[more]

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Caring for New Tires


Tires are something that most people just do not give a lot of thought to until something goes wrong and it’s time to replace them. The good news is, they don’t really need a lot of maintenance (certainly not as much as your car’s mechanical systems do), and it’s pretty easy to take care of them and get a long service life from them. Ther e are a few things, though, that you do need to keep in mind with your new tires.

  • Watch your driving habits. Obviously, if you regularly mash the gas pedal hard enough to break traction and burn rubber, that will take a lot of life off your tires. Besides that, though, be careful about your braking and cornering habits, and go easy over potholes and railroad tracks; they will all take a toll on your tires.
  • Check your ...[more]

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OE Tires vs. Replacement Tires


Soooo…it’s time to replace the tires on your late-model car. Maybe you weren’t that crazy about the original equipment (OE) tires, or you just want to try something different. Well, here are some things to consider.

The engineers and design teams that worked on your make and model of car selected a specific brand and model of tire for it. All of their formulations for ride comfort, handling, steering response, traction, noise and vibration isolation, roughness and  overall performance used that specific tire as a benchmark (of course, the bid process for tires entered into it as well). A luxury car might have been designed around a grand touring tire with a quiet ride, an eco-friendly hybrid might use a low-rolling-resistance tire, ...[more]

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Simple Tire Review: Goodyear Ultra Grip


The Ultra Grip is Goodyear’s winter/snow tire, studdable for extreme conditions and designed with a silica-enhanced tread compound for flexibility at freezing temperatures. The Goodyear Ultra Grip features a directional tread design and aggressive tread pattern, with bold shoulder blocks for stability in dry conditions and even treadwear. Wide grooves in the tread help move loose snow and slush away from the tire’s contact patch to resist hydroplaning. Along with sipes cut into the tread for extra biting edges in ice and snow, the shoulder and intermediate tread blocks can accept alternating rows of optional metal studs for hard-packed snow and icy roads (where legal). The Ultra Grip’s tread pattern is tuned and computer-optimized to help ...[more]

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