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Understanding Seasonal Tires

Learn more about seasonal tires with BFGoodrich and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Some tires are created with a unique tread for specific weather conditions, while others are built to handle year-round conditions. Some excel in winter, some rain and some off-road. There are positives and negatives for each tire, so be sure you understand them. All-Season Tires The most popular tire on the road, built to handle “everyday” driving conditions.(…)

Inner Tube Buyer’s Guide

An inner tube can cover up a lot of problems. It can prolong the useful life of your tire in some situations, but it can’t be used in all tires. This guide will help you match the right inner tube with your tire. When Can I Use an Inner Tube? Generally speaking, inner tubes are best suited to use on non-highway farm implement and lawn and garden tires. If you have(…)

What is a Tire Speed Rating?

You don’t have to visit a tire shop to figure out your tire speed rating. Whether you’re trying to figure out your tire size, or browsing through new tires at your local tire shop, you need to know about speed rating. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn what a tire speed rating is, where to find it on your vehicle, and which rating is right for(…)

How Do I Choose the Right Brand of Tires?

Find the right tires with the Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop. When you visit your local tire shop for new tires, you may have a specific tire brand in mind. If you’re a die-hard “fan” of one tire brand over any other, then you’re going to pick that brand. However, if you’re relatively new to shopping for tires, brand should not be your only focus. With tires, you do(…)

Pros and Cons of Snow/Winter Tires

Learn about the pros and cons of snow tires from your local tire shop. As winter rolls around, you have to decide if your vehicle needs snow tires. Snow tires are built to give you more traction on the road during inclement winter weather. While they sound like the ultimate solution for winter driving, you should know the pros and cons of buying snow tires. With help from Blain’s Farm(…)

Do I Need Snow Tires?

If you live in an area with snowy or icy winters, and you drive in winter weather, yes. Some of the cheaper all-season tires might best be called “three-season” tires, because they have a very hard tread compound that doesn’t grip snow well in winter. These tires are designed to improve traction in winter road conditions, but they are mainly designed to wear longer. Snow tires are designed to give(…)

How to Shop for Tires

Shopping for tires can be easy with a little help from your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop. When you’re looking for new tires, it’s important to consider all the factors. Knowing what’s best for you and your vehicle can save you time and money. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we want to help you find the best tires for your vehicle. Learn how to shop for tires online(…)

What Are Car Rims?

Learn about car rims and other parts of a wheel assembly with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. So you’ve learned about what tires you need for your vehicle, but have you ever wondered about what keeps those tires on your vehicle? Car rims are the most outer edge of a wheel. They’re where your tires are actually attached. The inner part of your car tire is attached to the rim. You’ll(…)

What Tire Size Do I Need?

Learn how to find your tire size with help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When you’re looking for new tires, the most important thing to know is your tire size. There are a few places you can look to find the tire size that is compatible with your vehicle. You can look for your tire size: In your vehicle’s owner’s manual. On a sticker that’s often located inside the driver-side door jamb,(…)

Pros and Cons of New Tires

Learn about how your vehicle will benefit when you buy tires. When you’re deciding if you need to buy tires, you’ll want to compare the pros and cons. You keep pushing off the idea of buying tires, thinking you’ll come across quality cheap tires. While you may think the price of new tires is a con, you need to think of new tires as an investment. There is so much(…)


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