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5 Tire Facts & Myths

Learn about five tire misconceptions with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to caring for your vehicle, there’s a lot to be said about tires. You might have heard it all – new tires should always be put on the front, you can drive as long as you want on a spare tire…the list goes on. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to debunk and explain(…)

5 Tire Check Tips for a Road Trip

Get ready for your summer road trip with this tire checklist from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Going on a road trip is a favorite summer past time for many people. Exploring new places, spending time with family and friends – it’s all a part of vacationing on the road. It’s important to make sure your car – specifically your tires – is ready for miles upon miles of drive time.(…)

How to Inspect Your Tires at Home

Learn the basics of inspecting your tires at home with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A good set of tires can make the difference between a safe, smooth ride and dangerous vehicle on the road. Bad tires can cause other problems with your car, but tire failure can also cause a car crash. According to a 2013 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 11,000 car crashes per(…)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Types

If you have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in your car or truck, you probably know what it does. You may not know that there are a lot of different types of TPMS, though. Here’s what you need to know. Different types of Tire Pressure Monitoring System There are a few common types of TPMS that auto makers use in their cars and trucks. Knowing what type of system you(…)

What is TPMS?

If you’ve ever bought a set of tires or had a flat tire on your car or truck, you’ve probably had an auto mechanic or automotive clerk ask you if your vehicle has “TPMS.” If you’ve ever wondered what TPMS is, or if you know what it is but just want to know more about it, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has the answers to your questions. TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)(…)

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(…)

Should I Replace 1 Tire or All 4 Tires?

New tires are a big investment. Find out how many tires should be replaced on your vehicle. Whether you had a blowout, drove over a nail or just have old worn out tires, every driver will have to replace their tires at some point. When you need to get new tires, it’s important to know how many of your tires should be replaced. We understand that new tires are a(…)

What Should I Do With My Old Tires?

Learn what to do with your old tires after they’re replaced at your local tire shop. When you get new tires put on your vehicle, you may wonder what happens with the old tires. If you’re feeling creative or crafty, you can reuse your old tires around your home or garden. If you don’t want to keep your old tires, your local tire shop can recycle them for you when(…)

Can I Install New Tires Myself?

Get your tires installed at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop. Whether you bought your new tires at a tire shop or online, you may wonder if you can install them yourself. It’s possible to install your own tires. Of course, you need the right equipment–which can be expensive–and the know-how. On the other hand, if you don’t have the right tools and knowledge, installing your own tires(…)

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(…)

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