The Sullivan Tire team handed out our Red Sox magnets and spread Irish cheer down in Ft. Myers on St. Patrick’s Day! Paul Sullivan, VP of Sullivan Tire, greeted fans prior to the Red Sox game.
How are you celebrating the holiday? Do you have any traditions? Leave us a comment below!
With Winter Storm #Jonas on it’s way towards New England, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges wet weather can cause, especially on the roads. We’ve put together this quick Storm Preparation Checklist to help you ready your vehicle for the impending winter weather.
Tips For 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 ridiculous, 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 tips do you have for keeping your car safe and prepared during winter weather? Let us know in the comments!
How does Dustin Pedroia train during the off-season? Listen to the clip below to hear about some of his off-season training routines.
It sure is nice to think about baseball with these cold temperatures in New England, right? 58 days until the first Spring Training game!
Sullivan Tire and Auto Service invites you to kick off the football season with us in style! We’re bringing the Bridgestone NFL Experience to our Bridgewater store Thursday, September 10th – Saturday, September 12th!
Jump in the foam pit and catch a pass, play the Madden Gaming Tower and meet past Alumni players Dan Connolly, Andre Tippet and Joe Andruzzi!
- Dan Connolly: Thursday, 9/10 from 11:30am-1:30pm
- Andre Tippet: Fridaty, 9/11 from 3:30pm-5:30pm
- Joe Andruzzi: Saturday, 9/12 from 11:00am-1:00pm
We have some great tires sales going on as well! All Tires are on Sale! Get a $60 INSTANT Rebate on the purchase of any 4 tires!
Come on by for some family fun! Hope to see you there!
It is an exciting time of year as college football is right around the corner! Last year’s season ended in very dramatic fashion as it was the first year with a new playoff system for the BCS (Bowl Championship Series). Instead of the top two poll teams advancing, the top four advanced. The one seed plays the four, and the two plays the three. Alabama was the highly touted number one seed, a high octane Oregon was two, Florida State led by number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston at three, and a controversial Ohio State sneaking in at four.
Ohio was using their third string quarterback and was ranked number 6 heading into their last game against the powerhouse Wisconsin. New quarterback Cardale Jones led Ohio to a dominant victory, which leap frogged them from 6th to 4th seed. Oregon was able to beat Florida State handily and Ohio pulled off an upset against Alabama. In the end it was Ohio who was able to hold off the strong Oregon offense and score in bunches to win by an impressive margin of 42-20.
*Photo Credit: Sportsworldnews.com
Looking to repeat, Ohio is ranked #1 heading into the season. They currently have a quarterback controversy as all three of the quarterbacks throughout last season stayed. Power houses TCU, Alamaba, Baylor and Oregon round out the top 5. Sadly, no teams from New England are ranked in the top 25, but schools like Boston College could make a huge impact by stealing a game from Florida State or another strong team.
*Photo Credit: Cbsnews.com
This particular college football season is set to be very exciting and interesting. The season is right around the corner and soon the upsets will begin to pour in. In the end, only four teams will make the BCS playoffs and one will walk away champion. Who do you think will win? Can any teams in New England make any noise?
A fun and crazy day of baseball ends in dramatic fashion at the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Classic Presented by Sullivan Tire! Festivities started around 3pm at Hadlock Stadium, home of the Portland Sea Dogs. It was an autograph seekers goldmine as players and coaches from both the East and the West team signed autographs before the game. Thousands of fans lined up waiting with anticipation until it was there time to talk to players and have their ball signed. After batting practice and plenty of autographs, an exciting homerun derby took place. A wide variety of prospects took their turns swinging for the fences, but no one thought much when Dan Gamache took his turn. Gamache of the Altoona Curve, Pittsburg Pirates Double A affiliate, had never hit more than six homeruns in his short minor league career. Gamache surprised everybody with his power as he was able to win the derby, hitting four homeruns in the final round on just nine swings.
The All-Star introductions took place around 7pm with the starters from the East walking from Sky-Box seats down the rows of fans to “Field of Dreams” music and onto the field, fans applauded and youngsters stood awe struck trying to high five the players as they went by. Red Sox catcher and Sea Dog Alumni Blake Swihart threw out the ceremonial first pitch, then proceeded to walk around the stadium shaking each fan’s hand as he passed by. He even came up and said hello to the Sullivan Tire employees who attended the event!
The East got off to an early lead as Sea Dog shortstop Marco Hernandez singled to lead the inning off and eventually scored on a fielder’s choice. The home team was able to tack on three more runs in the second inning sacrifice fly by Trenton’s Jake Cave, and a two run blast by Hernandez!
The gritty West team was able to manufacture 4 runs through a variety of timely base hits and walks to tie the game up after nine innings. To avoid straining the pitchers and risking injury in extra innings, the game was decided in a very unique tie breaker. The announcer informed a delighted crowd that the game would be decided by a home-run derby! Each team would select three players to take one swing each, and whichever team hits the most homeruns wins! If none of the three players hit a homerun it would result in a sudden death swing per swing finale, similar to a soccer shootout. It took 11 rounds, but Reading’s Brian Pointer was able to hit a walk-off home run to win the game for the East which sent his teammates and the crowd into a frenzy!
A postgame firework show took place after the game where it was announced that hometown Marco Hernandez won MVP of the All-Star game! Hernandez had a great game going 2-2 with a homerun and two runs scored. Sullivan Tire is honored to have hosted this All-Star game in the great city of Portland! We hope you visited our table outside where you could enter to win season tickets to the Sea Dogs next year! Sullivan Tire was also handing out coupons good for 10% off any Auto Service done by any Sullivan Tire location! Schedule your appointment today and capitalize on a deal on all Goodyear and Kelly tires, Buy 3 Get 1 Free!
Sullivan Tire is proud to be the keynote sponsor for the AA Eastern League All-Star game! The game is to be held on July 15th at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine! The home town Portland Sea Dogs are sending five players to the All-Star game which is tied for the most by any team! The game starts at 7:00 pm, but there are far more fun events taking place throughout the day! The gate opens at 3 o’clock!
Sullivan Tire will have two tables set up where we will be handing out auto service coupons, and you can enter to win 2016 Sea Dogs Season tickets! Customers can also enter to win the 2016 Sea Dogs season tickets at either of our Portland stores, located at 333 St. John Street or 1008 Brighton Avenue. Make sure you show up early and stop by and see us before you head in to watch all of the fun events! The excitement and atmosphere for the game should be electrifying! The Sea Dogs prospects are very promising and hope to make it up to their MLB affiliate, the Boston Red Sox, one day. Sea Dog alumni include Hanley Ramirez, Jon Lester, Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Jonathan Papelbon, and former AL MVP Dustin Pedroia! Don’t miss watching promising young players before they enter the big leagues! Tickets are limited, but still available at the very low and reasonable price of $16 for general admission and $10 for child and senior general admission. Bring the family down to watch the Eastern League All-Star Game presented by Sullivan Tire and Auto Service!
Sullivan Tire would like to give praise and congratulate USA’s women’s soccer team on winning the 2015 FIFA World Cup! The United States defeated Japan 5-2 in a rematch of the most previous Women’s World Cup final which took place four years ago.
The USA was on fire from the beginning of the match scoring four goals in the first half. Carli Lloyd was dominant and notched the fastest hat-trick in Women’s World Cup history in just 16 minutes! Lloyd scored her first two goals in front of the net and the third was a booming shot from half field that beat the Japanese goal tender who was caught too far away from the goal. Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath were also able to score goals to propel USA to a dominant victory over Japan. As time ran down near the end of the match, veterans Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach were subbed in to play what will be the last match of their World Cup careers. After the game ended and USA claimed victory, the two veterans were the last to walk across the champion’s stage and hoisted the World Cup trophy together to rejoice victory with their teammates and the inspired American crowd.
Lloyd won the coveted Golden Ball which is given to the top player in the tournament. She was able to score six goals in seven games and also tally an assist. Though the USA dominated offensively in the final game, credit needs to be given to the great American defense throughout the entire tournament. The back line of Becky Sauerbrunn, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, and goaltender Hope Solo only allowed three goals during the seven games played in the World Cup. Solo was able to win the Golden Gloves award given to the best goalkeeper.
Sullivan Tire is very proud of the Women’s National Soccer team for winning the FIFA World Cup title and being an exceptional representation of the USA! Join Sullivan Tire in celebrating the patriotic month of July with our special sale of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on all Goodyear and Kelley tires! Be like the USA Women’s National Team and take advantage of the opportunity, book your appointment in July before it’s too late!
Sullivan Tire and Auto Service recently welcomed Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to their new 200,000- square-foot distribution center and warehouse in Taunton, where he signed on to extend his relationship with the long-standing, family business for three more years.
Sullivan Tire and Dustin Pedroia’s eight-year relationship began during the 2008 Red Sox season. The current agreement, which runs through 2018, includes his appearance in Sullivan Tire advertising on television, radio, and in print media; it also includes the second baseman making personal appearances at Sullivan Tire functions.
“We are thrilled to have Dustin on our team for another three years,” said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Sullivan Tire. “His strong work ethic, team spirit and family values represent the Sullivan Tire brand, and as avid Red Sox fans, we admire Dustin’s determination and grit, each and every season.”
“I’ve enjoyed working with Paul and his team at Sullivan Tire,” said Pedroia. “They are community-oriented and hardworking, and I’m happy to be extending my relationship with them.”
Dustin Pedroia took a moment to autograph the banner hanging in the Taunton warehouse as well, which celebrates Sullivan Tire’s 60th year in business.