I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT
WHY IS MY OIL LIGHT ON? When your vehicle warns you of an oil problem, what looks like an old-fashioned oil can will illuminate on your dashboard. If the oil light comes on while you are driving, get to a safe place and turn the engine off immediately. It is important to stop driving your vehicle because you may have run out of oil. That could lead to a break down, putting you and other drivers at risk. Testing your luck and driving with your oil light on can also cause extensive damage to your vehicle’s engine.
Just last week I had a young driver come into my shop with the above indicator on..
I asked if I could help them and was stumped by the response.. Why is the teapot light on..teapot light??? Yea this thingy here.. So from a teapot light to a finger pointing at a thingy I determined the low oil light was on..I checked the oil and it wasn't showing on the oil dipstick..I got the vehicle topped off with the correct type of oil and even showed them how to check it…
So don't wait for teapot light to shine. Come on by Triple T Tire we can save you a dime..
Just ask for Ronnie B..
Sunshine Amongst The Clouds
I for one am an optimist.. I always have been, even as a young feller growing up
On the farm.. If I had a half a sandwich to do me all day I felt like there was someone out there that didn't have that..
That being said I know how frustrating and overwhelming car repairs can be especially with the holidays upon us, but that doesn't have to be the case. We have many options to help you find a way.
I had a customer come in for an alignment
As procedure we check front end parts first after some testing and inspection we determined that he need significant repairs of course he was distraught as I would have been. I told him to calm down let me get him set up with payment options.. In about and hour I had my new friend set up with a payment plan he could afford with 0 money down.. He was very happy to say the least.. My point is don't despair.. Don't worry.. Leave the worrying to us..Have a blessed Holiday and a very Happy Thanksgiving.. See us at Triple T Tire for all your automotive needs..
THE SEASON OF CHANGE
The seasons are definitely changing you can see it on the trees and feel it in the air. BUT can you feel it in your automobile? Does the little tell tale light come on claiming low tire..
Has your trusty steed lost the get up and go she had during the summer months? Here are a few things you yourself can do too stay ready for the winter's chilling temperatures:
Now here is what we can do
During the winter months the refinery starts using a winter blended fuel this typically reduces your mpg 2-4 %
So ask us about the benefits of a fuel induction service. This service not only cleans from the fuel tank to the valves but also increases power..and gives you back the mpg you need.
Things change it's a fact of life, We see it everyday. This includes your cars ability to fight off infections ie: corrosion and rust.
A COOLANT FLUSH will restore the confidence you need that from your heater core to the radiator you will be ready for what ever mother nature has in store..
Tire pressure increases with the heat of summer and decreases with the chill of winter.
We in the automotive repair industry see it everyday. The number one complaint starting in November is my to tire light is on.
We at TRIPLE T TIRE have a cure for the low tire blues. Stop in and ask about Nitrogen inflation..We'll get the old air out and air then back up with Nitrogen. Keeping your tire pressure more consistent..
Winter temperatures are cold enough without being stuck out in them due to premature breakdowns.
So come see us for the preventive maintenance your car needs..
Don't wait for winter's chill
See Ronnie B for that flush and refill
SILENCE IS GOLDEN ..BUT WHAT ABOUT DUCT TAPE
You ever find yourself saying . oh man there’s that darn check engine light again .. I’ll just put a piece of tape over it that will fix that problem or will it?Well don’t cover it or turn it off. Find out what the problem is and repair it the issue.
A check engine light could mean several things from an engine misfire, an oxygen sensor to something as simple as a faulty gas cap..
I remember my granddad saying to me as a child.. Boy duct tape can fix anything.. Now I loved my grand father he was a very wise man, unless it came to duct tape..
I had just started in the business working as a lube tech. Well going home one evening my battery light came on in my dash. Remembering
Granddad’s wise mentoring I quickly and efficiently placed the tape over this pesky light. I was sure proud of myself, problem solved . yea ok grand dad.
Many years of training classes and hands on experiences later I realize the lights illuminate for a reason and Dr. Duct Tape can’t fix it.
We can.. Anytime this little light in the shape of an engine or the words service engine soon light comes on , come on over to Triple T Tire and automotive service We’ll help get the light out and keep it out.. Until then
Keep the tires between the lines and your oil on full and if ya just want to stop in and say hey .. Ronnie B is here for you..
TIRED OF THE ROAD?
I’m just looking for a price on tires. Why does it matter what kind of driving I do or how many miles I drive to and from work or who else drives besides me??
These are just a few of the responses I get on a daily basis when I ask the questions I do. You came to me for tires and my job is to get you not only the bang for your buck, but also the best ride.
The average driver spends an average of two hours a day behind the wheel commuting to and from work not to mention the quick trips throughout the day. You want the best feeling shoes on your feet right?
If the shoes feet and feel great your smile shows . Why would you not want the best for your automobile? With that being said let’s consider the following.
What is the Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Tires?
Like anything you buy, the quality and name brand of tires can make a big difference in how much they cost. Typically, the higher the quality, the more the tires will cost. But that doesn’t mean that when you go shopping for discount tires on the internet , your options are limited on the quality of tires if you want to save a few bucks. There are many factors that go into the price of tires, and quality is just one of them.
By understanding the different factors that influence the price of tires, you can better evaluate your options to get good tires that are also affordable. Here’s what you need to know about what can make some tires cheap and others expensive:
The durability of the tires is one of the most important factors in determining whether you will get your money’s worth. After all, tires that are more durable will last longer, thereby saving you money on new tires.
Durability is determined by a number of criteria. If a tire has softer rubber, it will perform better. Unfortunately for drivers, this also means the tread will wear down faster over time. Tires that have harder rubber will last longer.
Tires that are reinforced and that have sturdy sidewalls will also last longer. These are not characteristics that you can see for yourself since the tread covers up the steel frame. You will have to talk to your tire sales person about the construction of the tire and do a little research yourself before you go shopping.
Better quality tires handle better, and that can drive up the price. Yet handling isn’t something you want to compromise on to save a few bucks.
The best tires will improve the handling of your car. They will grip the road better so that the car does not lose control as easily, whether the road is wet or the car is driving at higher speeds. The tires will also take turns better.
With better handling, your car will be safer on the road. You’ll be able to react to emergencies more quickly, and you’ll be able to avoid obstacles and make fast stops.
The thickness and pattern of the tread can sometimes factor into the price. Thicker tread with wider grooves will help your car handle better in snow, ice, rain and mud. However, the thicker tread will also make more noise while you’re driving, which some find distracting.
Summer tires typically have thinner tread for dry driving conditions. The tire drives more quietly, but it doesn’t have as much grip.
Tread is an important consideration for choosing tires that will best meet your driving needs, such as choosing winter tires for icy conditions. Tires with thicker tread may cost a bit more, but tread alone is not typically a big factor for cost.
A shorter braking distance is preferred since it helps you to react more quickly to obstacles and emergency situations. Each tire has an estimated braking distance. The shorter the braking distance, the more effective the tire is and the more expensive it is likely to be.
Tires aren’t typically designed just to achieve a certain braking distance. Typically, braking distance is just one of the many results of the tire’s overall design.
Many of the characteristics that help tires perform better also help to improve the comfort of the ride. Higher-quality tires tend to offer a more comfortable driving experience. They are designed to better absorb the bumps and shocks along the road.
The ride is much smoother with a higher-quality tire. Of course, with that higher quality often comes a higher price tag.
Cheaper tires are often made with less rubber and do not have a very strong construction. These tires tend to be a lot louder while driving, which can be distracting and annoying. Higher-quality tires tend to offer a quieter ride as they are designed for precise performance.
Many other factors can contribute to the noise level of a tire, such as the tread depth. Therefore, you cannot use noise level alone as an indicator of quality.
Like with anything else you buy, choosing a name brand will cost you more money. A name brand typically becomes a name brand because it has developed a reputation for dependability and for high quality. In most cases, you can trust that buying a name brand will result in you getting a high-quality tire that will give you great performance and will last for many years.
However, the name on the tire isn’t the only thing to consider.
When you are shopping for tires in Dyersburg, Paris or in West Tennessee, it is important that you go to a trusted provider with a good reputation in the community. You can rely on the experience and leadership of the shop to provide the information you need to evaluate your tire choices. You’ll be able to find the best tire for your car and your driving needs, while also making the right selections for your budget. Visit us today at Triple T Tire and Auto Service to explore our selection of quality yet affordable tires and get the performance you need for your vehicle.
Just remember we also have payment plans with payments starting as low as $40 dollars a month . just tell the Ronnie. B sent ya
Leveling or lifting its all the same...Or is it?
I want to think Gaylon Eskew our Professional Service Advisor from Triple T Tire in Paris.
Let’s Do It
Whether it’s for function or form, lifting a truck is a rite of passage in any truck owner’s life. Just like a Camaro is supposed to be low — a truck is supposed to be high. It’s built into their DNA. So you make up your mind to lift your truck and begin to do some research. Before long, your head is spinning from all the choices — lift kits, leveling kits, air suspension, load levelers — what the heck is the difference? Let’s examine two of the most popular options available, whether for serious off-roading or simply just to provide a meaner stance: lift kits vs. leveling kits. Then Call us at Triple T Tire & Auto Service
Lifting vs. Leveling- What's the Difference?
Simply put, both lifts and leveling kits are designed to raise the truck body away from the axles to fit larger tires and increase ground clearance. A leveling kit involves hardware to slightly raise the front of the vehicle so it matches the stock height in the back. A leveling kit is usually designed to provide a maximum lift of about 2 inches in the front. If a stock-style stance is desired, front-end leveling kits can be paired with spacer blocks on the rear leaf springs to provide a slight lift at all four corners. Leveling kits are also very simple and usually only require spring spacers or torsion keys to get the job done.
From the factory, most trucks come with a certain degree of “rake” built in to their suspension, meaning the rear end sits higher than the front. The reason for this is that trucks were designed to haul heavy loads in the bed. With an extra thousand pounds in the back, the rear springs compress and cause the rear end to drop a few inches to accommodate the added weight. But since the rear started out higher than the front, this won’t create such a dramatic “sag” in the rear.
This is done for two reasons: first, if the front and rear were level and you then put 1,000 pounds in the bed, it would bottom out the suspension and cause the bushings, shocks, etc. to wear out prematurely. Second, driving with the suspension fully compressed is not only uncomfortable for the vehicle’s occupants, but also dangerous because it severely and negatively affects your truck’s handling.
A leveling kit does exactly what it sounds like — it levels the truck. By raising the front end up a few inches, you can eliminate the factory rake in your truck and bring the front and rear level. This is primarily done for looks, but it can also add a small amount of ground clearance to the front of your truck and give you the ability to run larger tires.
Another benefit of leveling kits is that since they only raise the front of your truck instead of lowering the rear, your payload capacity remains unchanged. You can still put just as much weight in the bed without fear of the suspension bottoming out. Leveling kits are a very simple design, utilizing coil spacers, strut extensions or torsion keys (depending on your truck’s suspension), and many can be installed without having to jack up your vehicle. If your goal isn’t to turn your rig into an all-out off-road warrior, and just want an aggressive stance and look from your truck, a leveling kit is the way to go.
A lift kit raises your entire truck, front and rear, anywhere from a subtle 1” to high enough where you feel the need to duck under overpasses. Lift kits come in two varieties: body lift kits and suspension lift kits.
A body lift utilizes blocks and spacers to lift the body higher onto the frame of the vehicle without altering any of the suspension geometry. With a body lift kit, your ground clearance remains unchanged, but the extra height allows you to run larger wheels and tires.
The steering geometry remains unaltered as well, so your rig retains most of its original driving and handling characteristics. Stability can be negatively impacted, though, due to the increased ride height. Body lifts tend to be more affordable and easier to install than their counterparts — suspension lift kits.
While the cost may be higher and the installation substantially more involved with a suspension lift, the results are undoubtedly worth it. Suspension lifts typically involve replacing everything from the shocks/struts and leaf springs to the control arms, trailing arms and sometimes even the driveshafts and steering components.
Replacing and upgrading these components allows for more suspension articulation, more ground clearance, the ability to run even larger tires, and an all-around more capable off-road vehicle. Stability and driving dynamics can be affected, however, as your truck will now have a higher center of gravity and altered steering and suspension geometry.
Advantages to Lifting and Leveling
One of the biggest advantages of leveling a truck is that it allows for larger-than-stock tires to be run on all four corners. While most pickups have plenty of clearance in the rear, up front larger tires can hit the inside of the fender or bumper when turning, and a slight increase in height is just what the doctor ordered for this type of issue. Also, if a heavy weight like a plow or winch is added to the front of the truck, the suspension may sag, giving a ride height that is even lower than stock. In this case, a leveling kit can be used to bring the front end back up to its proper height. Leveling kits are inexpensive, and very easy to install.
Lifting a vehicle with a suspension system also has its advantages. Many choose to run very large wheels and tires, such as 35-inch tires on 20-inch wheels. In this case, only a lift kit will be able to clear the rubber and allow the vehicle to ride and handle properly. Also, many newer trucks are built with low-to-the-ground features that make them more car-like. Low bumpers, exhaust, and running boards can all be damaged by rocks and debris-and even just smashed up on rough roads. A lift kit keeps all these mechanical and body parts from being mangled when the road gets rough. Lift kits are also very useful when going off-road. Whether it's through rocks, mud, or in deep snow, having larger tires, more suspension travel, and better ground clearance are very large pros for lifting a truck.
What's Right for You
If you use your truck mainly as a tow rig or utility vehicle, you're probably a leveling kind of guy. If you want to have a high-in-the-sky show truck, or are somebody who isn't afraid of deep water or mud, you go hunting in the boonies, or you enjoy off-roading, then a lift kit is more your speed. Either way, a lift or leveling kit is one of the few modifications that is sure to add style and value to your vehicle. So do some research, and figure out which one works for you. A lift kit can truly transform your truck from a city cruiser to the off-road monster you’ve always dreamed of, but there are many factors to consider before making a decision as to which type of kit is right for you. Be sure your objectives are clear and know what you’re getting into before deciding on a particular style of lift kit. And luckily, Triple T Tire and Auto service has countless customer reviews from people just like you that can help you in your decision, as well as knowledgeable staff just a click or a phone call away, ready to answer any of your lift kit questions!
Height Increase: 1 to 2 inches
Fits: 33- to 35-inch tires
Good For: Daily driving, towing, off-road use
Price: $100 to $250
Height Increase: 2 to 10 inches
Fits: 35- to 40-inch tires
Good For: Mud, sand, snow, style, ground clearance
Price: $1,000 to $4,000
Whatever your style or desire we at Triple T Tire and Auto Service can help you get it done.
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BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
Cold-Weather Car Starting Tips
Cold is a stopper. In some parts of the country, the harshest day of the year is practically a traditional holiday-one that's most widely observed by cars. The drivers, unfortunately, still bundle up to give 'er a try. Not until the grinding moan of the starter has faded to a series of pathetic clicks will we admit that no creature with ordinary sense (a car, for example) would go out on a day like this for any reason other than to fetch more firewood.
We at Triple T Tire & Auto Service don't mind people taking an occasional unofficial holiday, but why should the car decide when we take the day off?
What the Cold Does
Cold weather makes the engine hard to start for two main reasons. First, oil thickens when it's cold, which increases friction and makes it harder for the starter motor to spin the engine. Cold also slows the chemical reaction in the car's battery, reducing its power output. Battery output is usually rated at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, At 30 degrees Fahrenheit a fully charged lead-acid battery has only half its rated amp-hour capacity. You can ensure that your car will start in the worst weather by keeping the engine or the battery, or both, warm. But before we discuss some of the ways - short of building a heated garage which we know is not an option in most cases. - to keep the underhood cozy, let's review basic maintenance.
Send your car into winter with its edges finely honed by giving it a tune-up in the late fall or early winter. When the engine is struggling against thick oil and a weak battery, it needs ignition and fuel systems that are in top shape.
You could switch to a lighter-weight oil in the winter. In general, a 10W30, 40, or 50 multigrade oil is a good choice, but follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Even if you use a wide-range, multigrade oil year-round, change it before cold weather sets in.
Viscosity (thickness) increase is one of the ways that oil deteriorates with use.
It's vital to keep the battery's terminals clean and securely fastened to prevent resistance. It's also helpful to wash the battery's case (particularly the top) with a baking soda-water solution whenever any deposits appear. These accumulations can drain your battery by conducting current directly from the positive terminal to the negative one or to the chassis. And be sure to inspect the connection of the negative wire to the car's engine block or frame. This junction is just as likely to loosen or get dirty as the one on the battery itself.
You may find that the charge level in your battery drops in the winter, even though you drive the car each day and the charging system is working fine. After a difficult cold-morning start, a car's alternator throws a high rate of charge at the battery to bring it back to full capacity as quickly as possible. When the battery is attacked by high amperage, it takes only a "surface" charge-one that dissipates a few hours after you shut off the engine. (This problem is more common with older cars that have mechanical voltage regulators.) The only sure way to keep a battery fully charged (particularly in winter) is to periodically attach a low-rate charger such as the trickle charger to the battery itself.
We at Triple T Tire & Auto Service are here to help whatever the case may be.
We have a wide range of services to get you ready for those cold winter mornings so don’t be left out in the cold just come on by one of our 3 locations 2 in Dyersburg and 1 in Paris, Let one of our Professional Service Advisors wrap you in a blanket of warmth and protection.
Just make sure you tell them Ronnie B sent ya.
Yes Hayden There is A Santa Claus
My favorite season is upon us once again .. I love Christmas, The lights, the sounds and the smell of the cookies baking in the oven. The thing I love most of all is I get to experience a revitalization of my youth, And for just a little while believe there really is a Santa Claus.
I was at the Dyersburg Mall with my boss(the wife) and another mini boss (my grandson) yea admit it we all have those little bosses. As soon as we walked in the door the christmas music and lights took hold of his little eyes and it was all over . And then boom my 5 yr old grandson saw him. Pawpaw look it’s Santa Claus it’s Santa Claus I have got to talked to him and tell him it wasn’t me who pushed bubba down. I kinda smiled to myself because his words took me back to so long ago when I still believed. We got to the line and he anxiously waited his turn. One after another I watched the little boys and girls climb on this jolly ole elf’s knee and whisper in his ear what they wanted the most. I’m sure Hayden’s list was longer than most because everything he sees is just so amazing and he has just gotta have it.
When it was his turn he climbed upon Santa’s knee and stayed for what seemed like forever.I watched as he whispered in Santa’s ear and Santa would look up and smile and nod his head. I was thinking ok old buddy what are you getting me into. Hayden hugged his neck and with a thank you Santa jumped down and hurried over to me and mawmaw. I said well what did you tell Santa you wanted ? He said duh pawpaw don’t be silly if i tell you It won’t be a secret and Santa can’t bring it.. Now that’s a new rule I guess.
I told my wife why can’t we all adults and children alike have that christmas belief all throughout the year?
IT’S ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN OR IS IT?
Let’s face it bad things happen to good people, and we all know that the need for auto repairs and tires doesn’t take a holiday. NEITHER DOES OUR NEED TO HELP YOU,
When you come into Triple T Tire, you come to us for a reason and that’s to get the help you need. We are here for you.. We will first see what type of repairs you need and then if need some help we will get payment options set up to pay for the repairs and get you driving safe again. The options we have at our disposal are both with or without credit and in some cases with payments starting as low as $40 dollars a month, now that will fit in anyone’s budget and help increase or rebuild your credit score in the process.
Bottom line : Don’t let your financing tunnel be a dark journey , We have the light that will guide you to the end.
Come on by Triple T tire & Auto Service we have 3 locations 2 in Dyersburg and 1 in Paris Tn.
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TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT, TO THE RIGHT NOW DIP…..
No.. this isn’t a dance lesson what you may be experiencing is a possible alignment issue with your automobile.. Don’t be alarmed this isn’t the end of the world and Dr. Gloom isn’t frowning upon you.
Bad roads can be you worse enemy, We all see the obstacles in the city streets called a pot hole, or even hitting a curb can knock your vehicle out of alignment.
How do I know if my alignment is off ? Well I’m gonna tell you the signs to look for.
Notice any of these issues I just stated? If the answer is yes then call us today at any of our 3 locations to schedule an alignment check.
Quick Tip: If you are unsure about your current alignment just give us a call anyway because tire misalignment can be so subtle you may not even realize it until it’s too late. We have the answer. Our precision equipment and ASE Certified Techs can make sure to put you on the straight and narrow once more.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY AT TRIPLE T TIRE & AUTO SERVICE
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Don’t Strut Your Stuff If you’re In Shock
There is a common misconception that a vehicle can have both shocks and struts on the same axle, this is not true you will have either struts on the front and shocks on the rear or struts all the way around.
A vehicle will have either a shock or a strut at each wheel, never both. ... The major difference between shocks and struts is that a strut is a structural part of the vehicle’s suspension system where a shock is not. A strut is also crucial part of the vehicle’s steering system and greatly affects alignment angles.
Here Are A few Indications It’s Time To Strut Your Stuff
Coil are part of your vehicle's suspension system. If your vehicle is designed with Shocks, the coil springs are mounted between the wheels and the frame of the vehicle. Struts, on the other hand, are essentially a coil spring and shock absorber all in one piece. When you drive over a bump, your car bounces on the coil springs, regardless of whether you have shocks or struts. The shock absorbers in both cases keep your car from bouncing nonstop. So if you drive over a bump or a patch of rough road and your vehicle continues to bounce, it is an indication that you require a shock or strut
Your car should be steady and stable at all times – whether you are braking, accelerating, or turning – so that you can maintain control as you drive. Shock and struts help keep the car steady.
When braking, if the front end of your vehicle, otherwise known as the nose, of your car dives, it is an indication that your shocks and struts need to be replaced, or at least evaluated . Another sign that your shocks or struts require service is if the rear end of your vehicle “squats” when you accelerate. Additionally, if you make a turn and the vehicle dips drastically to one side, your shocks or struts may need to be replaced.
If the struts or shocks on your vehicle are bad, the tires will literally bounce up and down as you drive. Each time the tires hit the ground, bits of rubber can get scraped off. This is commonly referred to as “cupping” or “scalloping.” So instead of having a consistent Treadwear across the tire, you might have some tread, a smooth patch, some tread, a smooth patch, and so on. This is because the holes left by the missing rubber tend to get smoothed over as you drive.
Inside every shock and strut is a piston and hydraulic fluid. When you drive over a bump or a rough stretch of road, the shocks or struts compress, causing the piston to push against the hydraulic fluid, which absorbs the force of the piston. Sometimes that fluid that can leak out of the shock or strut. Believe it or not, a little leakage is perfectly normal and will look like a small wet spot on an otherwise dry shock or strut. Leakage that you need to worry about will make most of the shock or strut look wet and oily.
Cars need regular replacement of shocks or struts every 50,000 miles or so, depending on your car's make and model. Have your mechanic make a routine check of the shocks or struts every 50,000 miles, or however often your operating manual recommends it.
If you would like to know which one your vehicle has just refer to Image below..
If still in doubt Just give us a call at Triple T Tire & Auto Service, We can help you with any service you need. We also have payment plans with or without credit, with payments starting as low as 40 dollars a month.
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Experiencing A Bouncy Ride
As ever driver knows and in some cases the passenger a vehicle can began to have a vibration while going down the road. This isn’t uncommon
Nor does it mean something serious is going on with your vehicle. It could be something as simple as having your tires balanced and air pressure checked.
When a tire and wheel assembly is first mounted onto a vehicle’s axle, the system is balanced – meaning that the weight of the wheel and tire assembly is uniformly distributed around the axle. From the very first bump in the pavement – and with every corner you turn - that weight distribution is shifting. Over time, these tiny shifts in weight add up to a meaningful imbalance. Even a quarter of an ounce of imbalance can put uneven pressure on the treads, causing uneven tread wear and excess heat that shorten the life of the tire. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel bearings and suspension system.
What Are The Warning Signs Of An Imbalanced Tire?
When tires become significantly imbalanced, many drivers begin to notice a vibration at speeds around 40 mph and higher – especially if the imbalanced tires are on the front. However, imbalances are not always detectable by the driver.
How Often Should I Have My Tires Balanced?
Triple T Tire & Auto Service recommend that the tires should be rebalanced after any repair, to account for the subtle weight difference introduced by the patch or plug. During typical use, it’s a good idea to have your tires balanced every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. However, if you're experiencing these symptoms, your tires may need balancing
Day to day tire tread wear causes changes in the distribution of weight around the tire and wheel assembly. Balancing your wheels minimizes potential vibration felt in the steering wheel, seat, or floorboard and aids in proper tire treadwear. Getting your wheels balanced can result in:
If you are unsure that you may be experiencing any of these conditions just come by any one of our 3 locations , 2 in Dyersburg and 1 in Paris , TN we will be more than happy to take it for a test drive for you..
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The Season Of Giving A Second Look
Christmas is upon us once more, The time of year when we all love a little more, laugh a little more and give just a little more. There has got to more to the holiday than giving the gifts and filling up on the family feast. Soup kitchens and the Salvation Army Kitchens will be open full swing feeding the homeless and less fortunate, Why should it be on just this Holiday that we are so giving and caring ? Love of humanity and fellow man shouldn’t have a specific day on the calendar.
Despite the consumerism and the mall crowds and the annul anti-Semitic war on “Happy Holidays”, I think the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season
But I think too that it leads us astray. In fact, I think it’s all too easy to get so caught up in the good feelings of the season that we lose sight of the point: giving is not about good feelings! The fact that our charity is seasonal should be a source of shame, not pride. I’m not talking about donating money here – that’s a fine thing to do, but it’s on a whole other level. I’m talking about real, person-to-person giving, about really reaching out and helping our fellow human beings, about enriching others’ lives without worrying about enriching our own.
By all means, give this holiday season. Volunteer, drop toys in the Toys for Tots bins, throw change in the Salvation Army Santa’s kettle. But keep these points in mind, too:
Have your kids pick from their old toys the things they want to give to the less fortunate kids who won’t have anything or Christmas. Turns out, I was wrong about that. Not about the spirit of it, but about the timing.
Turns out, the toy drives your local organizations carry out are pretty successful during the holiday season, but when May comes around, the shelters have little on hand to give out. Sick kids on hospitals, children in battered women’s shelters who have fled their homes in the middle of the night, and others might like a toy or two, but nobody’s donating in the middle of the year – and most non-profits can’t afford to store their December bounty year-round.
Remember that charity is about people, not problems. You may have plenty of ideas about why people are in whatever fix they’re in, and you may feel you know what’s best for them even when they don’t. But frankly, you don’t. If you’re in a position to help, you most likely have no idea what the people you’re helping are going through. Even if you were yourself once in their position, what worked for you might not work for others – don’t forget how big a role luck and circumstances can play.
Too often, people in a position to help hold themselves apart from the people they hope to assist. And no wonder – for the once-a-year volunteer, there is little time to get to know anyone, let alone really understand what their lives are like. If you can, make a long-term commitment and open yourself up to the lives of the people your charity is aimed at. Get to know people face-to-face, as friends and colleagues and equals
Last but most important, remember, it’s not about you. Yes, it feels good to give, and there’s no point in feeling guilty about that, but don’t do it because it makes you feel good, or because you earn points towards a merit badge or college credit, or because it’s part of your organization’s charter, or for whatever other way that charity benefits you. Do it because you must, because being a giving person is right.
We can all learn from that. Find a way to give not just of your wealth – and don’t let the lack of wealth keep you from giving – but of your talents, skills, knowledge, and self. Make giving part of who you are, not just a thing you do.
And this year, instead of giving during the season of giving and then returning to your “normal life” when you pack away the tree and lights, let the holidays be a starting point to a life of year-round giving.
Here at Triple T Tire & Auto Service we want you to know we greatly appreciate each and everyone of you , We are here because of you and for yours.
Have A Safe And Happy Holiday from our family to yours.
Even if you don’t need anything just come on by for a cup of coffee and say hello
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362 DAYS TO GO
The presents have been opened and put away, the packaging discarded and another Christmas has slid into the realm of memories . Now comes a New Year, where we all make the resolutions to stay fit, eat healthy and just do more for our bodies. What about your automobile? Just like your body, your automobile will give you those little tell-tale signs that something is just not the way it should be
While we can’t help you with your exercise regimen we can help you keep you ride on the straight and narrow. We offer diagnostic testing and inspections to see what you need, oil change services and brakes it’s a worry free experience for you and you automobile especially with our convenient payment plans with or without credit… Yep you read that right with or without credit. We are here for you and because of you so just come on by and see us for all your automotive needs, from tires to a simple turn signal bulb we have your back. Come by anyone of our 3 locations 2 in Dyersburg and one in Paris Tn,
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THE LIFE OF A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SENSOR
Tire pressure monitoring systems include sensors that are mounted on the wheels or on valve stems, and the tire pressure sensors can wear out or be damaged by potholes, debris or the weather and need replacing. In addition, the electronics for TPMS can fail. A TPMS warning light is supposed to flash when the sensors or other parts of the system malfunction; if the light is signaling a tire is low on pressure, it should just stay illuminated. If you notice a warning light or message, Check with us here at Triple T Tire and Auto Service we can help determine the problem.
We recommend servicing the TPMS after changing or installing new tires or wheels by replacing the valve core, retaining nut, seal and cap on the valve stem, then testing the system to make sure it's operating correctly. On many vehicles, the TPMS needs to be electronically reset after changing or replacing tires. On others, driving several miles automatically resets the system as long as the sensors are functioning properly. Either way we can help you with this.
With a TPMS detection system , cold weather can trigger a warning light because tire pressure often drops with the thermometer. The warning light may go off after the vehicle has been driven and tire pressure increases. If you get tired of this see us about Nitrogen Inflation.
Some manufacturers recommend against sealant kits being used to repair flat tires because the sealant could damage the TPMS sensors. Tire experts also recommend checking tire pressure the old-fashioned way —— at least once a month. Underinflated tires wear faster and have less grip and less load-carrying capability than fully inflated tires. Low tire pressure can also have a negative impact on fuel economy. While a TPMS light should let you know if there is a problem, it is always a good idea to do manual checks just in case the tire pressure sensors are not functioning like they should.
Whatever you need from a TPMS light CHECK ENGINE light even a battery light we can get you running again, Don’t hesitate to call us at one of our three locations
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A BRAND NEW YEAR/WITH THE FAMILY
12:01 AM JANUARY 2019.. I jumped from my bed and declared to my wife.. This is a brand new year darling lady, a rebirth if you will. Well my kin folks, Mother Nature and Uncle Murphy(law), had other ideas and came for a visit. When they do they are like the family that never leaves. With the help of Mother Nature and lots of wind, my grandbabies whole backyard playground was literally gone . Then Uncle Murphys(law) drove my truck. Well guess what I really needed help, especially after Father Christmas had taken me shopping. I know from experience that my cousins gloom and despair can rear their ugly heads thankfully I have options LIKE you at my disposal to take care of Uncle Murphy’s driving habits. I know we all need help from time to time when things happen we aren’t ready for. I have several payment options at my disposal and so do you .. If you need anything at all we can help you with it, even if it’s to help Uncle Murphy and the kinfolk pack. I’ll even help do that.. Come on by and when you do Tell them Ronnie B sent ya..
Food for thought
Consider your other customer-service experiences and ask yourself the following questions:
How often do I go somewhere and experience horrible service?
How often do I go back (for whatever reason)?
How often do I actually complain or bring bad customer service to the attention of management?
We transform that No into a Yes: We are all human we all have the same feelings and emotions . Here at Triple T we WILL not transfer our problems to you. Our pledge is to greet you with a smile handshake and a can do attitude.. Like the man says . I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT.
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4th and Goal
It’s Football time in Tennessee folks, So if you will allow me to use this analogy.
Imagine yourself “ quarterback” it’s 4th down your own the goaline
With 1 minute left in the game. What do you do? You have tried every play in your playbook and nothing is working against the defense of the things sometime just happens team. Your hands are shaking, your heart pounding, the family in your ear , I need this I need this I need that . So.. What do you do? Take a time out and kick a field goal for the tie and possibly get the win later in the game or go for the win.
What you do is call the coaching staff of Triple T Tire & Auto Service.. We have a brand new game plan for you.. We don’t believe in going for the tie. We believe in going for the win. Our coaching staff will guide you through every process you need to beat the other team. We’ll help you bring home the trophy against any team. Mr. Credit or the team of No Credit Needed. We also have game plans to fit every game situation, If you have a home game or an away game we have got you covered. We have also have plays that will get you through the snow to the torrid rains.. Next stop the Super Bowl
So it’s 4th and goal.. NOW what do you do??
From our coaching staff here at Triple T thank you so very much, without you, our team we wouldn’t be a success at all.
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Fill her up that there green air
First and foremost I’ll have to honestly say I was a sceptic of the concept of nitrogen vs air in tires, remember I’m old school I believed in covering the little tell tale lights with duct tape easy repair right. Until I actually tried nitrogen in my own set of tires, I was working as a tech at the time. I mean even though I’m your customer service adviser now I’ll always be your tech at heart.
We’ll nitrogen really does work, I checked the tire pressures in my truck on a weekly basis and never had a variance of no more than 1-2 psi it didn’t matter summer or winter it stayed consistent. Me with my inquiring mind I wanted to know why. I found out that NASCAR had stumbled on this concept way before me. Bummer huh.
Well There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in tires. First is that nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that your tire pressures will remain more stable over the long term. Racers figured out pretty quickly that tires filled with nitrogen rather than air also exhibit less pressure change with temperature swings. That means more consistent inflation pressures during a race as the tires heat up. And when you're tweaking a race car's handling with half-psi changes, that's important. So if it is good enough for NASCAR it is good enough for me.
Passenger cars can also benefit from the more stable pressures. But there's more: Humidity (water) is a Bad Thing to have inside a tire. Water, present as a vapor or even as a liquid in a tire, causes more of a pressure change with temperature swings than dry air does. It also promotes corrosion of the steel or aluminum rim. We see this almost every week a beautiful set of rims eaten up on the inside and almost impossible to stop the beads from leaking.
So, there are the benefits: With nitrogen, your tire pressures will remain more constant, saving you a small amount in fuel and tire-maintenance costs. There will be less moisture inside your tires, meaning less corrosion on your wheels. But if your tires were filled with nitrogen (denoted by green valve-stem caps) and you're low on pressure, don't be afraid to bring up your psi with regular old air. So in the long run nitrogen saves you money..
With that being said, when that tell-tale light comes on this winter don’t just come by and say I need my air check. You just say I wanna go green
Bumper To Bumper Brakes To Air We’re The One Stop Shop For Your Auto Repair”
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RIDING WITH OLD MAN WINTER
While watching the news this morning about the artic freeze in the Chicago area and the North Western States it took me back to my military days as a young soldier stationed in Alaska. While there from 1991 -1994 the average snowfall per year was 99” .. Yep you read that right 99” .. and it was business as usually. Traffic was undeterred, schools stayed in session and yes Uncle Sam even said let’s roll troops there is training to be done..
How was this even possible you say? Well we just kicked old man winter to the curb . With that being said TripleT Tire & Auto Service would like to give you a few tips in kick this old boy out of your vehicle as well.
Your winter emergency kit may resemble your usual emergency kit with the addition of warm clothes. Put together a few basics in case cold weather and icy conditions leave you stranded. A good winter emergency kit should contain:
A variety of issues may leave you stranded during winter. Prepare now to get out of any troubles you might encounter.. These were common items you would find in the trunk of almost every vehicle in Alaska..
If it isn’t call us set up an appointment we can help.