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  • Why Stud Winter Tires?

    Have you ever studded your winter tires? Driving during the winter months can be scary and overwhelming at times. The best way to be prepare yourself for slippery and icy winter roads is to install winter tires on your vehicle.

    There are two main types of winter tires, studded and studless. Studdable Winter Tires are designed to accept dozens of metal studs which can be installed using a tire studding machine. These metal studs provide the ultimate in winter traction, especially on ice.

    Detail of a studded winter tire

    Last winter season, our stores studded just over 13,000 winter tires!

    Our resident stud master Shane Meade holding the stud gun at one of the stations!

    Our resident stud master Shane Meade holding the stud gun at one of the stations!

    Watch this quick video on the Tire Studding Process!

    Tire Studding Video

    More information on studdable winter tires can be found hereFind your local Sullivan Tire or give us a call at 877-592-TIRE to book your appointment today!

  • Remember last winter? We have an early bird Snow Tire sale to prepare you for this year! Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on ALL Snow Tires through the end of the month! I know… you probably don’t want to think about snow yet, but being prepared never hurt, right? :-)

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    Read more about the benefits of Snow Tires and 4 reasons you should consider buying them here!

    If you are shopping for all-season tires we have some great deals going on as well!

    • Buy 3, Get 1 FREE on all Yokohama Tires!
      • Buy 1, Get the 2ndHalf Off on all Yokohama Tires (Code: SAVE50)
      • Expires 10/31/15. In-stock tires only. Excludes discontinued and clearance tires. No carry-outs.
    • $70 INSTANT Savings on the purchase of four (4) All-Season Bridgestone Tires!
      • Code: OCT70. Expires 10/31/15.
      • In-stock tires only. Excludes discontinued, clearance tires and snow tires. No carry-outs.
    • $40 INSTANT Savings on the purchase of four (4) All-Season Continental Tires!
      • Code: OCT40. Expires 10/31/15.
      • In-stock tires only. Excludes discontinued, clearance tires and snow tires. No carry-outs.

    Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! Schedule your appointment online or visit your local Sullivan Tire today!

  • I know you’re probably all tired of hearing it, but there is another storm heading our way. Don’t you just love New England weather?

    We’ve put together this quick Storm Preparation Checklist to help you ready your vehicle for the impending winter weather.

    Winter Storm Prep Infographic

    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 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.

    Click here for more tips on how to keep your car in good shape after a blizzard, and share your favorite tips and tricks in the comment section.

  • It seems like only yesterday we were snowed in from Winter Storm Hercules, and now we’ve got Janus heading our way (it seems the weather channel has apparently been brushing up on their Roman mythology).

    We’ve put together this quick Storm Preparation Checklist to help you ready your vehicle for the impending winter weather.

    Winter Storm Prep Infographic

    Click here for more tips on how to keep your car in good shape after a blizzard, and share your favorite tips and tricks in the comment section.

  • 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!

     

  • That’s right! Starting today, you will instantly save $70 on the purchase of any four Michelin brand tires.

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    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?

  • Today was the first snow of the season, signaling the official start of winter at Sullivan Tire. And while we have exciting things like the holidays, skiing, and Winter Olympics to look forward to, we’ve also got months of winter driving coming up.

    While today’s snow didn’t stick today, it’s an important reminder that winter driving can cause some stress and safety issues for you and your vehicle. Thankfully, last week Manager Matt Keith of our Portland, ME location on St. John street had a chance to speak with WGME 13 about ways to prepare your car for winter. Check it out, and let us know if there are other tips you have for gearing up for winter driving!

  • New Year, New Snow

    With the holiday weather bringing lots of snow to New England, Sullivan Tire is offering 10% off all snow tires! We carry all major brands and sizes, so we’ll have something on hand to fit your needs.

    If you want to learn more about snow tires, check out our Why Winter Tires post from October.  And as always, our Tire Experts in the Call Center can answer any question you may have! Give them a call at 877-855-4826!