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Don't Put Off Your Spring Tire Swap

Don't Put Off Your Spring Tire Swap

With an average annual snowfall of almost 87 inches, Cortland, NY is a place that demands snow tires in the winter. Without winter snow tires, driving in the colder months would be much more hazardous. Thanks to a deeper tread depth, more biting edges, and a more flexible type of rubber, winter tires give you grip and control when steering your vehicle in icy conditions. As the weather begins to warm and the days lengthen, you will need to swap back to your all-season or summer tires. All-season tires are constructed differently from winter tires with a focus on providing a quiet ride, ideal fuel economy, and long-lasting tread. They are a perfect option for almost any situation, except for extreme incidences of snow and ice. All-season tires don't provide the same speed and agility that summer tires do, but they are a good compromise between winter and summer tires. You may be tempted to keep your all-season tires on all year long or to put off switching from your winter tires to your ... read more

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What Should You Know About New Tires?

Before you take the leap to purchase a new set of tires, take a look at your tires. Do you actually need new tires? A good place to look is your tread. You can measure the depth using the old penny trick. Simply place the penny into your tread groove with Lincoln head pointing down. If your tread is worn to less than 2/32 of an inch you will see the top of Lincolns head. If you see this you need new tires. Where to Buy Tires Who to buy a new tire from can be a challenge. One option is the car dealer, but they are often the most expensive. You will have better luck with an auto and tire shop like O'Shea Tire & Service Center. We often run specials on tires when you purchase new tires from our location. How to Choose the Right Tires Now it is time to select the right size tire. Most tires are branded with a number that tells you all about the product you are about to purchase. These long numbers on a tire's sidewall tel ... read more

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Tires 101

Website Launch Announcement: O'Shea Tire & Service Center Launches New Site

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs. The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size. With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information. We invite you to visit our new website today