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How tire traction and tread design affect tire performance

Even though tires might all look the same to some customers, you should inform them how tread design works to improve their experience.

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Cutting corners on brake jobs can cost customers down the road

Spending more on brake services can help customers understand the importance of quality repairs.

Is it time to rethink your wheel weight assortment?

The extra time needed to install or replace cheap weights per wheel adds up, which can impact your shop’s productivity and bottom line.

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What happens to a tire after it’s recycled?

Steel and silica found within tires can be used as secondary raw materials.

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Why cheap brake jobs aren’t necessarily better for the customer

While brake jobs are essential maintenance, they’re not meant to be quick and cheap.

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What you can and can’t repair on a flat tire

Regulations should be followed while performing all tire repairs to ensure your customer’s safety after sending them on their way.

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Demounting tires with a rim clamp the right way

If you are demounting with a rim clamp, start by installing plastic protectors on the clamps, the side shovel bead breaker and the pry bar.

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Navigating setbacks for tough diagnoses

Rather than failures, technicians should view setbacks as growth opportunities to expand their skill set.

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Different forms of advertising to get customers through tire dealer doors 

Losing one customer might not be a biggie, but negative word-of-mouth marketing could be business-threatening.

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The difference between all-weather and all-season tires  

“All-season” or “all-weather” tires don’t always perform well in every condition.

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What causes broken springs?

There are a lot of vehicle springs living on the streets these days. We talk about why these bits of broken spring have become more common.

How replacement struts affect alignment angles

It is essential to examine the front suspension for bent parts when diagnosing a steering or tire wear-related problem.

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