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May 05, 2015

Moms Auto Know: How to Buy Tires

Woman_with_flat_tire-iStock_000007296087_MediumDon’t know what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Try a gift that no one wants to buy but everyone needs: Tires. The effort you spend here will make your gift thoughtful, useful, and perfect for Mother’s Day. The good news is we've got all the information you need to know in order to be an informed tire buyer.

The first thing you need to know is the correct size of your mom’s tires, but obtaining that information without raising questions may be a bit difficult. A quick and easy solution is to use the TIRE FINDER on This tool will tell you what size of tires should be on her car, and which of Nexen’s fitments are available for her vehicle.

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April 23, 2015

Yokohama Joins Ka-BOOM! to Build Playgrounds for Earth Day, and Beyond!

Yokohama_playground_build_earthday-Lily_on_tireswingYokohama Tire Corporation (YTC), KaBOOM! and other local community groups helped build a new playground for kids in San Juan Capistrano, California, in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2015.

The festive one-day build on Earth Day was done to ensure area children can get the balanced and active play they need, and to make it even better, all the new playground equipment installed is environmentally safe.

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April 21, 2015

AskPatty Joins Industry Execs at Marketing to Women Panel (#M2W)

M2W logoAt the upcoming 11th annual M2W® – The Marketing to Women Conference, Fred Koplin, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s (YTC) senior director, marketing, will be part of a panel of marketing executives focusing on how to gain more business and brand awareness among women in the automotive marketplace.

Women hold 50.4% of driver’s licenses and 39% of car registrations. They influence or make 85% of all auto purchases which equates to $80 billion spent annually. Add in the post-purchase services and repairs, and women’s value to the auto industry rises to $300 billion a year, according to CEO Jody DeVere, who will moderate the April 21 panel in Chicago.

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April 06, 2015

Are Your Tires Ready for Wet Spring Roads?

An old saying tells us “April showers bring May flowers.” What it doesn’t tell us is that “April showers bring more accidents.”

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur on wet pavement with more than half a million persons injured and 5,700 killed each year.

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March 09, 2015

Women, Warranties, Why?


Everybody loves a great product that's backed by awesome customer service, right? What woman hasn't heard about the generous return policy at Nordstrom? The posh department store pledges to do its best to take care of the customer, with a promise to deal with her fairly and reasonably when she is unhappy with a product she purchased there.

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June 16, 2014

Bad Driving Costs You Money: Drive Smart To Save $$$!

Did you know that practicing good driving habits can save you money? As you and your family hit the road this summer, you can save money by the mile with these cost-saving driving tips.

According to research presented by such sources as the Department of Energy, Safe Motorist, and Earth Easy, the average driver who follows these tips could save from $675 to $1582 per year based on a national average of 25 miles per gallon and an average number of 15,000 miles driven within the United States.

Many thanks to Michelin for summarizing all the info into the easy to read infographic below!

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June 06, 2014

Tire Safety for Summer Road Trips

Road_trip-thinkstock-122584104_sSummer is here, which means that families across the country are starting to make plans for their summer road trip adventures. If you'll be taking an extended road trip in the next few months, we've got some safety tips to make sure your tires are ready to roll.


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June 05, 2014

Replacing Two New Tires: Do they Go in Front or Back?

Check_tread_worn_tires-Thinkstock-178634798Traditional automotive maintenance recommendations suggest changing all four tires at once when they reach the end of their useful life. And that makes perfect sense when tires have been rotated carefully and have worn evenly throughout their lifespan.

But sometimes, a driver may only be able to change two: maybe because poor alignment or improper inflation has caused two tires to wear dramatically differently from the other two, or because an unrepairable flat in one tire requires replacing a pair to keep the vehicle stable.  And when that happens, where do you install the better pair? Do new tires go in the front or rear?

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June 03, 2014

This Dashboard Light Could Save Your Life!

TPMS_dashboard_indicatorDo you know what this dashboard light means? It is your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) telling you that one (or more) of your tires is dangerously under-inflated.

Under-inflated tires are estimated to cause thousands of car crashes and hundreds of deaths each year, yet 42 percent of drivers still can’t identify the TPMS vehicle dashboard icon, and 1 in 10 surveyed admit to having intentionally ignored a TPMS warning and continued to drive, according to survey results from Schrader International.

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June 02, 2014

AskPatty Joins Cooper Tire’s #Supermoms To Learn About Tire Safety

Cooper_Tires_SuperMoms_CS5_2437Cooper Tires recently invited AskPatty to join a group of #SuperMoms in Texas, where we spent a long day at their test center near San Antonio, driving an assortment of tires under a variety of conditions. This is the second year we’ve participated in their #SuperMoms program, an event designed to inform women bloggers about tire safety in a fun and educational environment.

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