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June 19, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 9: Be a smooth operator!

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Slick road surfaces will exaggerate any movement. If the road is slippery with snow or ice -- or just plain water -- and you brake too hard, turn too hard, or drive too fast, you can easily go into a skid.

Accelerate, brake, and steer as if you had a full cup of hot coffee on the dashboard. Abrupt actions that would spill the coffee could also cause a loss of control. Smooth operation is also one of the best ways to improve fuel mileage. Learn more about driving in wet weather conditions here at AskPatty.com

 

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 17, 2015

AskPatty Tips for Tire Safety 8: Keep proper vehicle alignment!

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Proper alignment helps ensure that your vehicle handles correctly and will help increase the life and performance of your tires.

Alignment generally refers to the adjustment of a vehicle's front and rear suspension parts so your vehicle doesn’t pull to the left or right when you’re driving. Alignments can be done in conjunction with a tire rotation at your local oil lube stations or mechanic shop. Learn more about proper alignment here at AskPatty.com

 

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 16, 2015

Women in Automotive Conference Taps Industry Thought-Leaders for Inaugural Conference

WIAlogoThe first-ever Women in Automotive Convention will draw upon top female success stories as it assists the automotive community in recruiting, retaining, and developing female employees and leaders. Women make up just 17% of employees at auto dealerships according to NADA – and organizers of the conference are working diligently to raise this number, beginning with this event.

The conference is set for Tuesday through Thursday, August 18-20, 2015, at the Ballroom at Church Street in downtown Orlando, Florida. The three-day conference includes a recruiting event, speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and booth displays – all centered on the goal of educating and inspiring women in all areas of the automotive industry.

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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.




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