Monthly Archives: May 2013
On Sunday, May 19th our Bridgewater, MA retail location hosted a Touch-a-Truck event in conjunction with the Old Colony YMCA. The event was a total success; the weather couldn’t have been better and many people turned out to see a variety of trucks, classic cars and everything in between. There was a bouncy for the kids, Blinkee the Clown made balloon sculptures, and the Sheriff’s Department processed over 65 kids for fingerprinting!
The Commercial Department had a service truck on hand with the mechanical arm that is able to move large tires around. Kids were able to climb inside the tires for great photo opportunities. They also brought along the second largest off the road tire (OTR) in the Northeast. It fits Caterpillar 992 front loader and sells for approximately $25,000!
We hope to host this event again and build on a very fun and successful day.
This week, the communities of Marshfield, MA and Braintree, MA will be hosting Red Cross blood drives. Today, from 1 – 7pm, donations will take place at the Delta Masonic Lodge at 403 Washington St, Braintree, MA. Tomorrow from 1 – 6pm, the Marshfield Elks Lodge 2494 will be hosting donations at 1321 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA.
All volunteers who donate will receive a coupon for $25 off any auto service purchase of $50 or more at any Sullivan Tire and Auto Service location.
To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit the Red Cross online.
Last week, the folks at Yokohama were kind enough to put together a Ride and Drive for Sullivan Tire Employees and I was one of the lucky participants.
The day started with complimentary coffee and donuts before we got some detailed information and education into the types of products Yokohama sells. We covered a wide range of tires, from the Avid family (the Ascent and ENVigor) Advan family (Sport Z.P.S., S-4, Sport V105, Neova and AD48) the S. Drive tire, the Parada Spec-X and the Geolander family of tires.
After absorbing all of that knowledge, we were able to test out different tires on the Scion FR-S. The four cars each had a different set of Yokohama tires installed, and we tested them in ascending order of performance. A race track of cones had been set up, and we had a chance to ride in the passenger seat before trying our hand (and foot) at racing the course.
Riding as a passenger felt longer than when I was racing around the cones as the driver. My first ride was pretty successful; I made a decent time and was feeling rather confident about my second run… a little *too* confident it would seem.
As I was about a quarter of my way through my second race around the race track, I took a turn too fast, knocking over multiple cones as I drove completely off the course. I cut back through more cones to get back on the track, all while yelling “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” to my laughing co-pilot.
Once I finished the loop, we discovered that of the many cones I knocked over, two had gotten stuck under the car, and dragged along for the remainder of my race.
Needless to say, I was much more focused on accuracy than speed during my third and fourth runs.
After everyone had completed test driving the four different tires, the top five fastest male racers, and top three women racers, all competed one more race to see who was the ultimate winner.
Everyone at the Ride and Drive had a great experience. Not only was it fun to race around the track, but we could actually feel a difference in the way the car handled the road on each set of tires. It really enhanced our understanding, and appreciation, of the products we’d learned about earlier in the day.
Thanks again to Yokohama for inviting Sullivan Tire to participate in such a fun event!
Sullivan Tire is excited to announce that ALL Tires are on sale! Additionally, we’ve got a great deal of Buy 3 Get 1 Free on all in stock Kelly Tires!
Additionally we’ve got some Dealer rebates as well. Goodyear is offering a mail-in-rebate of up to $160 on select Goodyear and Dunlop Tires until May 31st.
Eligible tires are as follows:
- $40 Mail-In Rebate ($80 if purchase is made on GY Credit Card)
- Eligible Goodyear Tires: Assurance Fuel Max, Assurance CS Fuel Max, Eagle GT, Wrangler ArmorTrac, Wrangler SR-A
- Eligible Dunlop Tires: Rover H/T, SP Sport Family
- $60 Mail-In Rebate ($120 if purchase is made on GY Credit Card)
- Eligible Goodyear Tires: Wrangler DuraTrac
- $80 Mail-In Rebate ($160 if purchase is made on GY Credit Card)
- Eligible Goodyear Tires: Assurance ComforTred Touring, Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season, Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Eagle F1 SuperCar Family, All other Eagle F1 Family, Wrangler SilentArmor, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar
- Eligible Dunlop Tires: SP Sport Maxx Family Products
Kumho is also offering a mail in rebate of $50 off select tires, which expires June 30th.