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6 Springtime Driving Hazards Everyone Should Know

Mar 15, 2021
Winter is gone, and spring is in the air. But with it comes new potential dangers! Stay prepared by watching out for these 6 springtime driving hazards.

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Driving

6 Springtime Driving Hazards Everyone Should Know

Mar 15, 2021
Winter is gone, and spring is in the air. But with it comes new potential dangers! Stay prepared by watching out for these 6 springtime driving hazards.

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10 Earth-Aware Tips for Eco-Friendly Travel
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10 Earth-Aware Tips for Eco-Friendly Travel

Feb 1, 2021
Its possible to reduce your carbon footprint by making small, incremental changes. So why not start with your car? Use these tips for eco-friendly travel.

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Driving

Beat the Heat! Ways to Cool Down a Hot Car Interior

Jun 22, 2020
Cars can reach temps of 130F+ when parked in the sun! If youre sweating it up in your hot cabin, learn what you can do to speed up the cooling process.

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Pothole in the road
Driving

Which States Have the Worst Potholes

Mar 30, 2020
Ever felt personally victimized by a pothole? Youre not alone! Potholes might not have street addresses, but drivers in these states have it rough.

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Driving

Adding Weight to Truck Bed for Traction: Myth or Must-Do?

Feb 3, 2020
During winter, many truck drivers try to enhance their road traction by adding weight to their truck beds. But is it the right move for your truck? Find out!

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Driving

Can You Finance Car Repairs?

Dec 9, 2019
You spent the last of your paycheck on holiday gifts, but your car has suddenly broken down! Instead of returning gifts, it might be time to talk financing.

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Family sitting in pickup truck bed
Driving

6 Ways to Make Holiday Travel Cheaper & More Family-Friendly

Nov 25, 2019
Is your wallet feeling the heat this winter? Help your wallet keep its cool with these tips thatll make holiday travel cheaper & more family-friendly.

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Driving

Ultimate Checklist for Your Holiday Road Trip

Nov 12, 2019
Its the holiday season! A time to travel to see family, friends, and loved ones. Make sure youre ready to go with this ultimate holiday road trip checklist.

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Four friends tailgating in the back of a truck
Driving

Top Tailgating Safety Tips

Sep 16, 2019
Driving to the stadium this season? Dont forget the cooler or these safety tips to help keep you, your car, & your loved ones safe while you tailgate.

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Daughter on dad's shoulders at football tailgate
Driving

4 Best Family-Approved Tailgating Games

Aug 12, 2019
Football season is about food, fun, and family. Get the whole crew involved with these family-friendly tailgating games even non-football fans will love!

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Open highway with cliff in the background
Driving

5 Best Road Trips in the Midwest for a Weekend Escape

Aug 2, 2019
Ready for a road trip? Keep your tires inflated, your route scenic, and your family happy. These five vacation destinations have something for everyone.

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Driving

A Road Trip Visit to Door County

Jul 10, 2019
The Midwest is filled with sightseeing treasures. Check out this bloggers road trip to Door County, WI for inspiration.

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Children in stroller in front of car
Driving

Making Your Family Road Trip Memorable

Jul 10, 2019
The best part of a road trip? Memories to last forever. Get this bloggers tips on putting together a road trip your family will never forget.

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Seeing the Sights in Wisconsin
Driving

Seeing the Sights in Wisconsin

Jul 8, 2019
Wisconsin offers everything from vibrant cities to relaxing lakes. Check out this bloggers five favorite places to visit in the Badger State.

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How to Plan a Road Trip with a Car Full of Kids
Driving

How to Plan a Road Trip with a Car Full of Kids

Jun 24, 2019
Ever had a calm and conflict-free drive with the kids? It can be tough! But these road trip planning tips from Tires Plus can help make your dream a reality.

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Pulling Over: A Road Trip Story
Driving

Pulling Over: A Road Trip Story

Jun 20, 2019
Shenandoah National Park offers some truly breathtaking views. Get inspired by this bloggers road trip down Skyline Drive in Virginia.

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Creating a Family Road Trip to Remember
Driving

Creating a Family Road Trip to Remember

Jun 20, 2019
Theres nothing quite like seeing the sights from the comfort of your car. See this bloggers tips on creating a road trip your family will remember.

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Exploring the Best Wisconsin Has to Offer
Driving

Exploring the Best Wisconsin Has to Offer

Jun 20, 2019
The Midwest has everything from scenic state parks to the Great Lakes. Join this blogger as he takes in everything Wisconsin has to offer.

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It’s Raining Safety Tips! 10 Hacks for Driving in the Rain
Driving

It’s Raining Safety Tips! 10 Hacks for Driving in the Rain

Apr 22, 2019
April showers bring May flowers but also driving hazards. Make sure your ride is prepared for precipitation with these tips for driving in the rain, from Tires Plus.

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How Do Potholes Form & How to Report Them
Driving

How Do Potholes Form & How to Report Them

Mar 25, 2019
You weren't planning on making a pit stop... until a pothole sent a jolt through your car! Where did it come from? Learn how potholes form & how to fight back.

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4wd truck offroading in mud
Driving

How to Use 4 Wheel Drive Like a Pro

Jan 14, 2019
Have four-wheel drive but dont know exactly how to use it? Youll be using 4WD like a pro in no time with this comprehensive guide from Tires Plus.

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cars driving in the snow
Driving

9 Tips for Driving Safely in the Snow

Dec 17, 2018
Anxious about driving on snowy roads over the holidays? We say, "Snow worries!" Stay safe with these helpful snow driving tips, from Tires Plus.

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Smoky Mountains
Driving

Where to Go for a Winter Road Trip in the USA

Dec 10, 2018
Need winter vacation ideas? Go exploring in the good ol' USA with Tires Plus! These winter road trip destinations are nothing short of wonderful.

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father securing baby in car seat
Driving

How to Stay Safe on the Road During Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 12, 2018
Looking forward to grandmas pumpkin pie? Don't miss it due to car trouble! Reach loved ones safely this Thanksgiving, with safe driving tips from Tires Plus.

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6 Great Places to Road Trip with Kids
Driving

6 Great Places to Road Trip with Kids

Aug 13, 2018
Make lifelong memories on a road trip with the kids! Read about these top kid-friendly destinations and visit Tires Plus for a pre-trip courtesy check.

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On The Road to Indy
Driving,News & Events

On The Road to Indy

May 23, 2018
Whether youre an Indy 500 newbie or an experienced veteran, there are few things every race fan should know. Were here with a few helpful tips to enjoy your trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from Tires Plus Total Car Care!

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Mario Andretti on Indy track at 1972
Driving

9 Fast Facts You May Not Know About the Indy 500

Apr 26, 2018
You already know the Indianapolis 500 is held every Memorial Day weekend. But did you know Firestone tires were on the first Indy car winner? Check out these fast facts from Tires Plus Total Car Care and get ready for an adrenaline-filled race day!

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4 Things You Shouldn't Do When Hitting a Pothole
Driving

4 Things You Shouldn't Do When Hitting a Pothole

Apr 9, 2018
After a long, wet winter, youd be hard-pressed to get through pothole season without hitting one. Keep your car working (and looking) its best by avoiding these four things when you hit a pothole. And if it's time for pothole damage repair, visit your local Tires Plus!

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The Return of Pothole Season
Driving

The Return of Pothole Season

Mar 14, 2018
Its a myth that potholes are only the bane of existence for drivers in cold climates. Anyone whos ever driven in California can probably attest to that. So what's the deal? How do potholes form and what can you do to avoid pothole damage to your car? Learn more, from Tires Plus!

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The Most Obvious Signs Your Car Has Pothole Damage
Driving

The Most Obvious Signs Your Car Has Pothole Damage

Mar 12, 2018
Find out what the most obvious signs of pothole damage are and when its time to visit your nearest Tires Plus Total Car Care. Since a little bit of pothole damage can turn into a much bigger repair if left to run its course, these are the big symptoms you dont want to ignore.

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My Car Heater Blows Cold Air! What Does It Mean?
Driving

My Car Heater Blows Cold Air! What Does It Mean?

Jan 22, 2018
Find out why your car heater blows cold air and get tips for staying warm on your way to get the heater fixed at Tires Plus Total Car Care!

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Car seats covered with festive ugly sweaters
Driving

DIY: Decorate Your Car for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2017
Deck your car in holiday cheer! Learn how to make ugly sweater seat covers, Christmas tree air freshener, holiday floor mats, and festive headrest covers!

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9 Gifts That Will Impress Any Truck Lover
Driving

9 Gifts That Will Impress Any Truck Lover

Nov 16, 2017
Get the truck lover in your life a gift that wows, all without spending a fortune. Just check out these 9 great gift ideas from your friends at Tires Plus!

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Should You Idle in Winter? Find out, from Tires Plus!
Driving

Should You Idle in Winter?

Oct 12, 2017
Ever been told you should let your car idle on a cold day? Find out why this is a myth, how you could be damaging your engine, and what to do instead!

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How To: Make a No-Sew Road Trip Pillow
Driving

How To: Make a No-Sew Road Trip Pillow

Aug 21, 2017
Give the kids something cozy to lean on for your next road trip. Make this DIY no-sew seat belt pillow in preparation for the road ahead, with Tires Plus!

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How To: Make a Car Sun Visor Extender
Driving

How To: Make a Car Sun Visor Extender

Jul 10, 2017
Summer sunshine is great, until its glare makes it hard to see! Make a car sun visor extender to help protect your eyes and improve your safety on the road.

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