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  • 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.

    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 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!

  • Are you ready for winter driving? Take a listen to the clip below of Dustin Pedroia and Paul Sullivan discussing driving in the snow! :-)

    01 DRIVING IN SNOW

    Snow & Tires

    We have plenty of All-Season and Snow Tires in stock should you be in need. Give us a call at 877-592-TIRE! Take a look at our Top 3 Winter Driving Tips below:

    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.

    Prepare Your Windshield: Having good wipers is essential to keeping your windshield and visibility clear.  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: You’ll go through more gas during the winter season. If the temperatures really drop, you could be at risk for gas line freeze up. Try to keep your tank from dipping below the halfway point throughout the winter.

    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.

  • 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!

  • All Snowed In

    Sully Headquarters is all snowed in! The snow drifts have grown so tall that you can barely see the main entrance to our corporate office!

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    Snowy entrance to Sully Headquarters!

    Is that the biggest icicle ever?

    Is that the biggest icicle ever?

    Almost buried!

    Our sign is almost buried!

    A snowy shuttle van!

    A snow-covered shuttle van!

    How much snow do you have in your town? Don’t worry – only 17 more days until the first Spring Training game!

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 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!

  • With New England’s wild weather on the way, it’s time to once again revisit why winter tires are a great option to help navigate the roads with confidence.  While all-season tires are a jack-of-all-trades, in order to fully realize traction capabilities, winter tires are the best option.  One common misconception is that winter tires only add value in inclement weather.

    In reality, the most significant difference a winter tire can make is when the temperature drops below 40-degrees Fahrenheit – regardless of precipitation.  Below 40-degrees an all season tire becomes stiff and inflexible.  A snow tire on the other hand has a softer rubber compound that stays malleable, allowing the tire to confidently bite the road.  The difference in rubber compounding allows winter tires to get 25-50% better traction in temperatures below 40-degrees.

    Another thing that separates winter tires from all-season tires is a deeper tread and higher lug-to-void ratio, which is the space between the tread blocks.  These features are the primary driver in improved traction in snow and slush.  Add in more sipes (the small grooves within the tread blocks) for better ice traction and snow tires truly are the best way to tackle a New England winter!

    Below you can compare the tread of the Dunlop Graspic DS-3 snow tire vs. the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max:

    Dunlop Graspic DS – 3 snow tire

     

    Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tire

    If you’re looking for winter tires we have a wide selection of winter tires in stock. Some currently on a Buy 3 Get 1 free special!