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2011-08-03 11:24:00

FORT MILL, S.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire introduces its most innovative SUV, crossover and light truck tire to date, the dynamic CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. This premium all-season tire was developed to deliver improved fuel economy and treadwear, reduce harmful CO2 emissions and surpass the competition - which it does, stopping 34 feet shorter than the leading competitor in independent wet braking tests.* (Photo:...

2011-08-03 08:30:00

55% of Vehicles Have At Least One Under Inflated Tire WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Record-setting heat across the U.S. can add to the risk of tire failure for overloaded vehicles with under inflated tires driving at highway speeds. "Heat is the enemy of a tire," said Dan Zielinski, senior vice president, public affairs for the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). "Under inflated tires generate excess heat that, over time, can cause damage and lead to a failure."...

2011-06-18 00:01:07

With consumers keeping their cars on the road longer "“ a record 5.3 years* "“ and driving more miles, it's especially important for drivers to stay on top of necessary repairs, and scheduled maintenance and inspections, including replacing tires on their vehicles as necessary. COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY has responded to this consumer trend by offering a broad size commitment in four new tire lines, including the Cooper Zeon RS3-Sâ“ž¢ and RS3-A,...

2011-06-15 17:39:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the season when many people will take their vehicles to the local auto shop to buy new tires. The front tires wear faster than the rear tires since the majority of the braking is directed to the front tires, which is why there is so much more brake dust in the front rims. Because of this, often it is necessary to only replace two tires that are worn. For some, buying a set of four new tires is simply too expensive, so they opt for...

2011-06-03 15:19:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They're all too often neglected, abused and ignored. But this week, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) is urging everyone to show a more caring attitude ... toward their tires. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) National Tire Safety Week, held June 5-11, is a time to remind drivers of the simple steps they can take to ensure their tires are safe and in good working condition. Although the condition of a...

2011-06-02 09:30:00

RMA, AAA, NHTSA Continue Effort to Educate Motorists about Proper Tire Care WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), AAA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fairfax County, Va. police teamed up today at the Fairfax County Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Center to demonstrate the hazards posed by under inflated tires. The event also kicks off next week's 10th annual National Tire Safety Week (June...

2011-05-24 08:03:00

Nation's largest motor club encourages all drivers to do three easy maintenance tasks to help avoid becoming stranded, improve their safety and save money on gas ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The summer travel season kicks off later this week with the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and AAA estimates it will come to the rescue of 8.7 million stranded motorists between Memorial Day and Labor Day. "More than 30 million Americans are expected to take road trips...

2011-05-11 08:09:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring and summer weather mean more rain showers in many parts of the U.S., which can result in treacherous driving conditions. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than one half million persons injured and 5,700 killed, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AAA reminds motorists to brush up on their wet-weather driving techniques before they get caught out in...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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