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Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • It has been a crazy day for Red Sox fans as we’ve had to watch two of our top pitching aces, Jon Lester and John Lackey, get traded as the deadline closed at 4 PM.  Lester and Johnny Gomes were traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes, and Lackey was traded to St. Louis for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly.

    via blog.masslive.com

    It has been a down year for the Sox, who have struggled both offensively and defensively, and find themselves at the bottom of the division. This has pressured the front office to start improving the roster for the future, but it still begs the question: why trade away your best pitcher in Lackey?

    photo credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

    The Lester trade, however came down to this: throughout the season, the Red Sox have been trying to start talks with Lester’s representatives about restructuring his contract that ends at the end of the season. It has been speculated that Lester wanted a 6 year deal worth around $144 million, which is something the Red Sox are not willing to match. Because of this, the Red Sox did not want to lose their ace and get nothing in return if they could not sign him this winter, which is the reason trade talks began in the first place.

    Lester’s trade to the Oakland A’s gives the Red Sox Yoenis Cespedes, a two time home run derby power hitter who will greatly improve the middle of the lineup for the sox. Cespedes who has 17 home runs and 65 runners batted in this season has the potential to be the power hitter the Red Sox have been missing.

    vis sfexaminer.com

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    So, what do you think of these trades? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • At Sullivan Tire, we pride ourselves with providing our customers with the best; from quality products, to technical skill, and unbeatable customer service.  Whenever we hear from our customers letting us know we’ve done just that, it makes our day. So every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing a customer comment that made us proud to be a part of the Sullivan Tire Team.

    “Harry [at the Bangor Mall location]went above and beyond to research the issues with my Mazda and really impressed me with his eagerness to solve my problem. I was always leery of getting mechanical service from a tire store (and even went to a foreign auto repair facility after speaking with Harry), but I trusted Harry and glad I went back. He bailed me out, took care of my problem and couldn’t have been more pleasant to deal with. Harry even returned my car rental for me when I came to pick up my car. I will always use Sullivan Tire in the future and I am a customer for life. Those guys are great to deal with.”

    Ray F., July 8, 2014

  • Over the weekend, our Rockland retail location played host to a big guest: the BigFoot Monster truck.  

    BigFoot was on display Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26th for our customers and neighbors to stop by and get up close and personal with the iconic, 10,000 pound truck. The driver, Ron Bachmann, was on hand to answer questions, pose for pictures, and sign autographs for fans.   

    Here are some of our favorite pictures from the weekend event:

    Rockland 8

    BigFoot in Rockland

    A Mini Cooper really put BigFoot in perspective!

    A Mini Cooper really put BigFoot in perspective!

    "Little Foot" vs BigFoot

    “Little Foot” vs BigFoot

    Ron Bachmann, who has been driving BigFoot for 40 years, answered questions, and signed autographs.

    Ron Bachmann, who has been driving BigFoot for 40 years, answered questions, and signed autographs.

    Our Rockland Crew with BigFoot

    Our Rockland Crew had a great time hosting BigFoot!

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    Thank you to everyone who came out to visit BigFoot while it was in Rockland.

    Our next BigFoot event will take place in Augusta, ME from August 15 – 16th! So check back to Fuel For Thought for more details as the date draws near.

    Did you check out  BigFoot this weekend?

  • Today’s recipe is a Corporate Office favorite that has been shared around the office for years: Buffalo Chicken Dip.

    BuffaloChickenDip

    Ingredients:

    • 3 boneless chicken breasts
    • 6 oz Frank’s Original Hot Sauce
    • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
    • 8 oz ranch dressing
    • 1 package of shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 bag of Scoops Tortilla chips

     

    Directions

    • Boil or bake the chicken, then cut it up into small pieces
    • In a 9 x 11 pan, add hot sauce, whipped cream cheese and ranch dressing. Mix it good!
    • Top with a package of shredded cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
    • Enjoy!
  • #tbt Touch A Truck

    Today’s #tbt is of a big tire and a blue sky from last month’s Touch A Truck event at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, MA. Hopefully, the Touch A Truck event this Saturday has equally beautiful weather!

    tbt Touch A Truck

    via Instagram.com/Sullivan_Tire

    The Square One Mall in Saugus, MA will host a Touch A Truck event from 10am – 1pm on Saturday, July 26th.  Admission is $3 and all proceeds will benefit the Simon Youth Foundation.  We will be there with a big truck and and a big tire, so stop by and say hi if you’re there! There will also be plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the day!

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    Did you see our massive tire at the Danvers Touch A Truck event last month? Are you attending the Saugus event this weekend?

  • At Sullivan Tire, we pride ourselves with providing our customers with the best; from quality products, to technical skill, and unbeatable customer service.  Whenever we hear from our customers letting us know we’ve done just that, it makes our day. So every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing a customer comment that made us proud to be a part of the Sullivan Tire Team.

    I just want to praise the staff at the Norwood location, especially Valdir Alves. Valdir is always super helpful and very friendly. Today he helped me remove a couple of screws on my grill fascia. I had stripped the screws last night while trying to replace a head lamp. I take my car to the Norwood Sullivan Tire for all my service needs and recommend Sullivan Tire to all my friends. Thanks again.

    John G., July 8, 2014

    For more information on our Norwood location, check out our Location Feature!

     

  • Sullivan Tire in Rockland will be hosting the BigFoot Monster Truck this Friday and Saturday (July 25th and July 26th!)

    Rockland BigFoot Event Ad

     

    Stop by between 9am – 4pm this weekend to get an up close and personal look at this iconic, massive 10,000 pound truck. There will be complimentary refreshments and chances to win prizes and some free giveaways!

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    Are you planning on seeing the Monster Truck this weekend at Sullivan Tire?

  • Today’s Foodie Friday recipe comes courtesy of Kyle of the Sullivan Tire Call center! Her famous chicken wings are always a hit at the annual Employee Appreciation BBQ, and she’s been kind enough to share the simple – and delicious – recipe with us today.

    Chicken Wings

    Kyle’s Chicken Wings

    Ingredients:

    • 1 bag of frozen chicken wings (Tyson usually has a large bag at BJ’s that we use)
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar (dark for sweeter)
    • 1 cup soy sauce.

    Directions: 

    • Thaw frozen chicken wings for 24 hours.
    • Mix equal parts white sugar, brown sugar and soy sauce until there is enough marinade for the amount of chicken you plan to cook.
    • Marinate thawed chicken wings for 24 hours, flipping the wings over halfway through.
    • Lay out one single layer on pan, and cook at 350 for 1 hour. Turn the chicken wings over 30 minutes in.
    • Serve and enjoy!

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    What do you think of this Foodie Friday post? Will you be trying this recipe out?

  • On Monday afternoon, NESN’s NASCAR stopped by our Weymouth location on route 53.

    NESN Nascar Weymouth

    The #NESN30CarTour made a pit stop at our Weymouth Rte 53 Location

    The custom designed Ford Fusion celebrated NESN’s 30 Year Anniversary, with a brief tour around New England and spot in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 12th.

    Here is a video of the NASCAR getting revved up, some additional pictures of the day (please be advised, the car is LOUD!)

     

    NESN30 NASCAR

    Weymouth NESN Nascar

    The Weymouth Crew poses with the NESN30 NASCAR

     

    Thanks to NESN for a great day!

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    Did you get a chance to see the #NESN30CarTour on Monday? Did you hear it?

  • At Sullivan Tire, we pride ourselves with providing our customers with the best; from quality products, to technical skill, and unbeatable customer service.  Whenever we hear from our customers letting us know we’ve done just that, it makes our day. So every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing a customer comment that made us proud to be a part of the Sullivan Tire Team.

    My husband and I were totally impressed with the Customer Service that we received from the Windham location and especially for the Service Technician, Ryan Nealey. He demonstrated the ability to handle the job professionally with competency and in a timely manner. We will definitely recommend the Windham location to all of our friends, family, and colleagues.

    Arnold Q., July 8, 2014

    Windham

    A photo of our Windham location’s Grand Opening Celebration in 2010.