Monthly Archives: December 2013
With another winter storm approaching this week, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges winter weather can cause, especially on the roads. Here are a few simple and quick tricks to make sure you and you’re vehicle are ready for whatever the weather has in store.
Before the Storm
Check Your Tires: Your tires are the only thing keeping your car connected to the road, so you want to make sure that your tires can handle whatever surface changes (snow, ice, slush, etc) you may encounter. You can stop by any Sullivan Tire for a free tire inspection and air pressure check, to ensure that you’re ready and prepared for any impending road changes. If your tire treads are too worn to handle the demands of snow, we’ve got a Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale on in-stock, all-season Sailun Tires you can take advantage of.
Prepare Your Windshield: You know how you only remember you need new wipers when it’s raining? Well that’s true for snow storms too! Having good wipers is essential to keeping your windshield and visibility clear. Also, you’ll go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid clearing away the falling snow, or salt and sand from treated roads. I personally proved this a few years ago, when went through an entire bottle of windshield wiper fluid in two days! So, make sure you’ve topped off your windshield wiper fluid, and have an extra bottle of fluid in the car, just in case!
Fill It Up: Between taking a few extra minutes to warm up the car in the morning, to idling in slow moving traffic, you’ll go through more gas during a snow storm. Plus, if the temperatures really drop, you could be at risk for gas line freeze up. Fill up your gas tank before a big storm, and try to keep your tank from dipping below the halfway point throughout the winter.
After the Storm
Peering out the window the morning after a storm, you may feel a rush of joy seeing bright, white, snow covering your neighborhood. That feeling will quickly fade when you remember you’ve got to dig out your car and clean it off before getting to work in the morning.
If you’re like me, and not a “morning person”, you may feel the urge to rush through this final step in order to make it to work on time. However, no matter how cranky, coffee deprived, or late I may be, I always pay attention to the following:
The Roof: We’ve all seen them. Those vehicles with a stack of snow about two feet high on the roof, barreling down the road. Sure it looks comical and rediculous, but it can also be very dangerous. That snow can freeze over, break off and hit another vehicle causing major damage. A few states have passed laws against driving with snow and ice on a vehicle, and for the sake of your fellow commuter’s safety, it’s always wise to clear your roof off.
Lights: The instinct to clear your car for your own visibility is natural, but what about the visibility of other motorists? Clear your headlights and brake lights of snow and ice to improve your visibility, and help your vehicle be seen by other motorists.
What other tips do you have for keeping your car safe and prepared during winter weather? Let us know in the comments!
Effective immediately, Sullivan Tire is offering a Buy 3 Get 1 Free on all, instock, all-season Sailun Tires*.
Sailun Tires are created with your budget and performance needs in mind. Sailun Tires are built around the three core values of quality, trust and support, providing you with a great tire, at a great price.
For more information about which Sailun tire is best for your vehicle, call our Tire Experts at 877-855-4826 or visit any one of our retail locations throughout New England.
This great deal will end on January 18th, so set yourself up with some new tires in the New Year!
*Sailun snow tires are not eligible for the savings.
That’s right! Starting today, you will instantly save $70 on the purchase of any four Michelin brand tires.
This offer is ONLY available at Sullivan Tire and Auto Service and lasts until December 28th.
Any questions? Feel free to call our Tire Experts at 877-855-4826, visit at store, or leave a message in the comments!
Will you be taking advantage of this special offer?
Let Sullivan Tire help with your Holiday shopping this year! This week we’ve teamed up with the UNH Wildcats to give one lucky fan an incredible hockey package that is sure to make their holiday bright!
Enter for the chance to win two tickets to the Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers game, a VIP experience for four to the UNH vs. Notre Dame hockey game, and a $100 Sullivan Tire gift card!
Enter here –> http://bit.ly/HockeyHoliday
Thank you and good luck!
There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But have you hear of #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. “In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday… It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.”
This year’s #GivingTuesday will take place tomorrow, on December 3rd. If you’re interested in participating this year, the #GivingTuesday website has a list of partners that are registered nonprofits (a 501(c)3 in the United States) with a specific #GivingTuesday initiative. Partners also include a for-profit business, school, religious or community group who have committed to a project that will benefit at least one registered charity or non-profit. A list of #GivingTuesday partners can be found here, and are searchable by state, and type of partner.
One of #GivingTuesday’s partners is The Friendship Home, in Norwell, MA, just a few miles from Sullivan Tire’s corporate office. The Friendship Home is “a facility for individuals with developmental disabilities that specifically addressed the need for quality respite care and opportunities for these special individuals to build the necessary work and personal relationships as well as the skills to allow them to lead productive and rewarding lives.”
For #GivingTuesday, the Friendship Home is collecting donations to help cover the costs associated with overnight respite program. “The program provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to stay with us for up to 14 nights, learning new skills, enjoying a sense of independence and spending time with friends. Their families are able to take advantage of the much needed respite from the daily demands of caring for a loved one with disabilities.”
Please click here to contribute to the Friendship Home’s #GivingTuesday initiative. All donations up to $25,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by Doris Buffett’s Sunshine Lady Foundation! In order to be eligible for the match, the donations must be received midnight on December 3rd.
The holidays are a wonderful time to give back to the community, and #GivingTuesday provides great visibility to charities and organizations in need.
Will you be participating in #GivingTuesday this year? How will you contribute?