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Detroit Pistons Spare Tire dancers perform Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock's hit: It Takes Two... brought to you by Belle Tire: Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
Defensive driving can prevent accidents and lead to big savings on insurance. Following some simple tips, can help you prevent dealing with hazards on the road that may lead to expensive repairs, collision shop visits and even totaling your vehicle. Who Are Defensive Drivers? Defensive drivers are alert and look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
Your driving habits affect the life of your tires, engine and your entire vehicle. Treating your vehicle properly while driving can save you time in the shop. Good driving habits can also help avoid expensive repairs by keeping everything working as intended. Many things that drivers do on a daily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
Safe driving skills are developed from experience and good decision making over time. Typically, these skills are acquired over years of driving, so young drivers start with a disadvantage during their first few years behind the wheel. Every parent should know the following information and teenagers need to learn important... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
With gas prices on the rise again, everyone is looking to save at the pumps. Eco driving is a way to save money and help reduce pollution in our environment. What is Eco Driving? Eco driving is a driving style that reduces fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and accident rates.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
Every winter thousands of Michigan residents brave snow-covered roads and icy conditions to visit their families for the holidays. When Dreaming of a White Christmas becomes a reality, inclement weather can cause hazardous road conditions. Drivers should prepare ahead of time before severe winter weather is unexpectedly added to their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Steve Julius's blog
Many car owners know that a dedicated set winter tires are the best option for improved safety and performance during harsh weather conditions. However, did you know there are three different categories of winter tires? Winter tires come in three basic types: performance snow tires, studded snow tires and studless... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
When it comes to safety and performance there are important benefits to matching tires on your vehicle (in both brand and size), especially when facing dangerous road conditions. If tires on your car do not match, handling and braking can suffer on snow and ice. Whether you are shopping for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Light truck and SUV owners depend on their tires to handle off-road terrain and provide traction on ice, snow and wet surfaces. That dependability is available with Mastercraft Tires line of light truck tires: Courser HTR, HTR Plus and AT2. These Mastercraft tires are designed with light truck and SUV... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Preparing a vehicle for winter is important. As Michigan's Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land says, "We want all Michigan motorists to have a safe journey so we encourage people to make sure their car is ready for winter driving." Whether changing windshield wipers blades or putting on snow tires,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Maintaining the correct tire pressure is necessary for good handling, traction and durability during cold weather. Changing temperatures cause air pressure to fluctuate. Decreasing temperature can cause tire pressure to drop about one psi for every drop of ten degrees Fahrenheit. Even without fluctuating air temperatures, a tire can lose... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Trucks and SUVs are very capable vehicles, especially when equipped with four or all wheel drive. They have great maneuverability and are built to handle tough terrain, but don’t be fooled; in extreme winter weather without the proper tires, trucks won’t always get the performance they would get with winter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Dedicated winter tires are great for your vehicle during the cold weather months. A good question for many car owners is "where do I store my four summer tires during the winter?" Whether you don’t have room in your garage or you live in a condo with no storage space... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
When the temperatures start to drop, many drivers never question the need for a set of dedicated winter tires on their vehicle. This is because some of the benefits include added traction and control when the freezing weather arrives. No one wants to get stuck in their snowy driveway before... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Michelin is one of the largest tire manufactures in the world and has been a leading innovator in the industry for well over 100 years. They make some of the most popular passenger tires and have a truly impressive line of winter tires that drivers won't want to overlook. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
Steve Julius is now following Belle Tire
Oct 10, 2010
If you're looking to spice up a new Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Dodge Charger or even a classic variation with some aftermarket wheels, chances are you're getting ready for some dream cruising Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
There are dozens of major tire manufacturers in the United State each with dozens, sometimes hundreds of unique tire lines. If a car owner wants new tires where should they start? Gathering information is as good of a place as any and the Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system contains... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
If the check engine light pops on in your car is it time to panic? Definitely not. The yellow light on your dashboard has many meanings that range from serious problems like extreme engine trouble to simple issues like a loose gas cap. Most of the time drivers won’t have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
One easy, but sometimes overlooked, way to maintain and even improve brake performance in cars is to schedule a brake flush or bleed every two years or 30,000 miles. Brake fluid absorbs water and when that moisture builds up it can do serious damage to your brake system, like leading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Steve Julius's blog
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Jul 20, 2010