Before you set out on any road trips to see friends, family, or just to have a good time, be sure to get your tires checked.
Folks who want to get a jump on the holiday shopping season and take a little road trip might head over to Covington this weekend for the Three Rivers Art Festival. Whether you buy anything or not, the event can also give you a jump on what, for many, is road trip season – heading off to be with family and friends for Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays. Even if you’re not going anywhere because your family and friends are local – or maybe they’re all coming to see you this year – you’re going to be spending a lot of time driving around in your car or truck to go shopping and to other seasonal activities.
Before you set out on the road, you need to make sure your car will make the trip. Nothing spoils a road trip (even one to the grocery store) more than a flat tire or other breakdown. The Rubber Manufacturers Association recommends that you check your tires monthly to make sure they’re in good shape so you can be worry free while on the road. The three checks the association says are needed: tire pressure, tread and alignment. The association also recommends you regularly rotate your tires to “help you achieve more uniform wear.”
You could do this yourself, but you can make your life easier by letting the ASE-certified experts at Twin Tire and Auto Care check for you. We have all brands, sizes and styles of tires, including the so-called “green tires” that use eco-friendly technology in the manufacturing process that helps the environment by reducing carbon emissions.
Twin Tire began in 1973 as a two-man family operation. Now we’re the trusted, top-notch tire and auto repair center in the metro New Orleans area with branches in Hammond, Harvey and Marrero to handle cars and light trucks. For heavy trucks and commercial vehicles, try our Harahan location. We service all types of vehicles – traditional gas powered, hybrid, diesel and electric.
If you’re a veteran or active duty military, don’t forget that today (Nov. 14) is the last day of our special that’s just for you: a free standard lube, oil change and filter – a $29.95 value. Or, we’ll deduct the $29.95 from a non-standard lube, oil change and filter. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you,” for the sacrifices you’ve made for us.