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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.

  • The weather is beginning to get colder and snow flurries have been seen in most of New England. 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.

    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 have unbeatable deals right now that you can take advantage of.

    Corporate - Safety Winter

    Prepare Your Windshield: You know how you only remember you need new wipers when it’s raining? Well that’s true for snow 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. 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 the winter season. Plus, 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.

    Stay safe out on the roads and let’s hope for a milder winter than last year!

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  • 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.

  • 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!