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June 15, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 7: Rotate tires regularly

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Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires, saving time and money in the long run.

For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position in a special crisscross pattern depending on the tire pattern. This is done because the front tires wear out quicker than the rear tires due to steering and a heavy engine. Rotating your tires will help your tires wear evenly and last longer.

Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Tire rotation also includes tire balancing with specialized machinery and should only be performed by a tire professional. Rotations can be done at your local oil lube station, mechanic shop, or dealership.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 12, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 6: How old are your tires?

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If they are more than five years old, they should be professionally inspected and may likely need replacing.

Tire rubber expires just like anything else. The life expectancy of a tire before breakdown occurs is approximately 5 or 6 years. Check the manufacturer’s date on the sidewall to see when the tire was manufactured.  This is included in the Department of Transportation (DOT) number that is embossed on the tire. For example, in the last section of the DOT number, the very last two digits indicate the year the tire was manufactured and the preceding two digits represent the week. The DOT numbers are used by the Department of Transportation to help track the tire in case of a recall.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 10, 2015

How can women REALLY buy a car without hassle, get exactly what they want, and ENJOY the process?

Okay. What is it that women do not like about buying a car from a dealership?

Used-car-salesman-2The list is long, but first and foremost most women do not like the way they are generally treated when they visit a dealership. Trends are improving, but many dealerships still operate under the Good Ole Boys syndrome. And until these facilities reach some degree of equal saturation by women employees, the common disrespectful old-school attitude displayed by many male sales personnel and even management toward potential women buyers will continue to show itself at the dealership. This is primarily influenced by positive and progressive management that recognizes the commercial value – profit - of understanding and welcoming women buyers.

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AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 5: Leave some space!

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When driving in wet weather, be sure to leave extra space between you and the car in front of you.

Give yourself extra room to brake: If you love your car and your passengers, don’t tailgate. Give yourself extra time to reach your destination, too. You'll save your sanity and arrive safely if you leave a little earlier than usual when the roads are wet. And remember, blocking that car from merging in front of you is not as important as your safety.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 08, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 4: Beware of Blowouts

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Blowouts don’t have to end in tragedy, so here’s what to do. First: Just keep calm! Keep the steering wheel straight and avoid the desire to panic-stomp on the brakes.

Instead, allow the car to slow itself to slower than 30 mph before performing any steering maneuvers. Ironically, a short burst on the accelerator is better, if you can remember to think of it. Just pump on your brakes lightly, in small bursts, long enough to stabilize the vehicle and counter-effect some of the drag created by the blown tire.

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 

June 06, 2015

If You’re “Jonesing” for a Fiat, You Could Win One in this Summer Photo Contest

JonesingforafiatxAre you thirsty? One lucky Jones Soda drinker could win a Fiat 500x in the third annual "Jonesin' for a Fiat 500X" summer photo contest. This year, the Grand Prize winner will receive an all-new 2016 Fiat 500X crossover, a year’s supply of Jones Stripped Soda, and have his or her winning photo featured on a production run of Jones Stripped bottles in 2016.

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June 05, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 3: Check your tire tread!

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Tire traction is the key to good accelerating, turning, and stopping under any conditions, but especially on wet surfaces. Tires should be replaced when they are worn down to 2/32-inch of tread.

A simple way to test this is to use a penny: Just place the penny in the shallowest tread groove with Lincoln's head pointing down. Check in a few different places. If you're able to see the top of his head, it's time to visit your nearest NEXEN Dealer for new tires. If you want to be extra cautious and replace your tires at 4/32-inch of remaining tread depth, use a quarter instead of a penny and follow the same principle. If the top of Washington’s head is showing you have reached 4/32’s of an inch.

  

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

June 04, 2015

What About Automobile Sales for Women?

Woman_salesperson_automotive_dealeship-iStock_000046856972_SmallAnd how do dealerships perceive and address women coming into their organizations?

By Thomas Procter

In a time that women have as much as 85% influence on all vehicle purchases, you might think this statistic would stimulate an interest from women in participating in the automotive industry as a career, or at least part-time. Yet, fewer than 7% of all auto salespeople are women. Even more remarkably, statistics show that these 7% are most often in the top 10% of sales for the dealerships for which they work. One might surmise that this success rate would be a tempting carrot for women wanting to make a substantial income, with benefits. Income for women in this category can realistically range from $5,000 to $12,000 per month, and even more, before taxes.

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June 03, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 2: Properly inflated tires save you at the gas pump!

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Check tire pressures monthly with a quality air pressure gauge and keep them filled to the vehicle’s manufacturer specifications listed in your manual or inside your vehicle's doorjamb.

Improper inflation can cause uneven tread wear, shorten lifespan and decrease your car’s responsiveness. Under-inflated tires offer less traction, wear out prematurely, and most importantly suffer unnoticeable and irreparable damage that compromises performance. 

In addition, keeping your tire pressure at the recommended level can boost fuel efficiency by about a mile per gallon. The Department of Transportation estimates that 5 million gallons of fuel per day are wasted due to low tire pressure. 

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here.

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

June 01, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 1: Check ‘em out!

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Perform a visual inspection to see if you need new tires. 

Turn your tires out so you can see the whole tread area, then give them a spin.  Look for poor tread wear, cracked sidewalls, or bulges. Abnormal wear patterns usually indicate the need for simple tire maintenance, or for front-end alignment. Find out more about tread wear pattern here. 

 

Get more tire safety tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire America here. 

For more information or service regarding NEXEN Tire America, visit www.NexenTireUSA.com and use the Dealer Finder to locate your nearest Authorized Nexen Dealer. You can also call the toll-free technical support number: 1-800-57-NEXEN (63936) / 1-866-70-NEXEN (63936). Follow NEXEN Tire on Facebook  and Twitter for details on tire and car care tips, exciting contests, and more.

 

 




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