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Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • We’re happy to announce a great addition to our tire sale! From now until November 4th, Sullivan Tire is offering a BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on all Goodyear Tires!* This sale is applicable to all in-stock Goodyear tires, and many of these tires qualify for an additional mail in rebate!

    Check out our Specials page or call our Tire Experts for more information!

    * No run flat tires, or carry out service.  Tires must be installed at the Sullivan Tire location.

  • With New England’s wild weather on the way, it’s time to once again revisit why winter tires are a great option to help navigate the roads with confidence.  While all-season tires are a jack-of-all-trades, in order to fully realize traction capabilities, winter tires are the best option.  One common misconception is that winter tires only add value in inclement weather.

    In reality, the most significant difference a winter tire can make is when the temperature drops below 40-degrees Fahrenheit – regardless of precipitation.  Below 40-degrees an all season tire becomes stiff and inflexible.  A snow tire on the other hand has a softer rubber compound that stays malleable, allowing the tire to confidently bite the road.  The difference in rubber compounding allows winter tires to get 25-50% better traction in temperatures below 40-degrees.

    Another thing that separates winter tires from all-season tires is a deeper tread and higher lug-to-void ratio, which is the space between the tread blocks.  These features are the primary driver in improved traction in snow and slush.  Add in more sipes (the small grooves within the tread blocks) for better ice traction and snow tires truly are the best way to tackle a New England winter!

    Below you can compare the tread of the Dunlop Graspic DS-3 snow tire vs. the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max:

    Dunlop Graspic DS – 3 snow tire


    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tire

    If you’re looking for winter tires we have a wide selection of winter tires in stock. Some currently on a Buy 3 Get 1 free special!

  • Touch A Truck Event

    On Saturday October 6th, Sullivan Tire Co. helped sponsor the fourth annual Touch A Truck event at Watertown’s Arsenal Mall.

    Touch A Truck events are locally supported fundraising event, which give families the opportunity to touch, climb on, sit in and explore many of the trucks they see in everyday life.  Additionally, families were treated to a moon bounce, caricature artists, door prizes, and concessions.  Blinkee the Clown, who you may have seen at some of our Customer Appreciation events, was at the event as well.

    This past Touch A Truck was a tremendous success, as 560 attendees help to raise over $2,800 for the Franciscan Hospital for Children and Simon Youth Foundation.  Below are some pictures from the event:

    For more pictures of the event, please visit the Arsenal Mall’s Facebook page.