What Does Your Check Engine Light Mean? - R&T Tire & Auto

December 27th, 2013

Check Engine Lightby: David Erickson

 

When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with how the engine is running. Your ...[more]

Winterizing Your Vehicle - R&T Tire & Auto

December 13th, 2013

Winterizing Your Vehicleby: David Erickson

 

Another winter storm coming? Before you rush to the store for the last gallon of milk and loaf of bread, you’ll want to be sure your car is ready to battle the elements. Follow these tips before venturing out into the winter wonderland.

  • Check your Cooling System. Have your mechanic check your hoses, belts and anti-freeze. A weakened hose or belt can break and leave you stranded, or a weak solution of anti-freeze can ice up and damage your cooling system. Hoses shouldn’t have cracks or become softened. In extreme temperature drops, keep an eye on your hoses and belts, as low temperatures can cause additional breakage or weak spots.
  • Check Your Battery. Make sure your car ...[more]

Great Time to Save Money on Goodyear ComforTred, ComforTred Touring and TripleTred Tires!

September 16th, 2011

Goodyear Comfortred Touring Tiresby: David Erickson

 

Goodyear is proud to announce the new Assurance TripleTred All Season tires! These all-season tires are some of the best looking tires on the market, capable of literally gripping the ground with a smooth motion even over wet and snowy landscape.

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More Tire Choices and Great Pricing

August 17th, 2011

by: David Erickson

 

We are very pleased to announce we now offer an even more diverse selection of tire brands.  We have always been able to offer you very competitive pricing and a great selection of tires due to our buying power and relationship with North Central Tire (NCT).  As of August 1, 2011, NCT was acquired by American Tire Distributors (ATD).  Since 1935 ATD has been a leader in supplying tire and automotive service stores like ours complete packages of tires, wheels, auto service equipment, auto shop supplies and ma ...[more]

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Website Launch Announcement: R&T Tire Launches New Site

August 8th, 2011

R&T Tire is excited to announce the launch of its new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle, brand and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit the new www.RandTTire.com today.

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