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Repair…Or Replace That Tire?

April 28th, 2016

You’re driving along and suddenly you hear a bang, or you feel the vehicle start to drive a little funny, and next thing you know you hear the “flap flap flap” that means a flat tire. Or, you come out to the parking lot after work to find that one rim is resting on the ground after your tire has lost its air.

You want to get the most out of your tire dollars, so do you repair or replace that flat one?

That all depends on the type of damage to the tire. Often when a tire fails at highway speed, it can result in a tire that’s too shredded or otherwise damaged to have any hope of an effective repair. If you’re lucky, though, maybe the puncture is just on the tread surface. A nail hole or puncture that’s up to ¼” in size can usually be repaired using an internal patch and a special cement. At one time, tire shops  would plug a damaged tire, but plugs are now considered unreliable and few shops will apply them ...[more]

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December Tire Spotlight: Uniroyal Tiger Paw AWP II

December 4th, 2015
Uniroyal Tires in Mirimar, FLIt’s an old name that’s been around for a long, long time…and Uniroyal’s Tiger Paw AWP II is still a great value in an all-season tire for cars and minivans. 
The Tiger Paw AWP II delivers a forgiving ride and low road noise at a surprisingly affordable price. It’s designed with a modern tread compound for traction in almost all weather conditions, and uses Uniroyal’s Durashield construction. Internally, the Tiger Paw AWP II incorporates pyramidal steel belts, insulating belt-edge strips, two heavy-duty carcass plies and a heavy gauge inner liner. It’s all designed for help the Tiger Paw AWP II absorb impacts, reduce stresses, run cooler and extend tread life. 
 
The Tiger Paw  AWP II features three deep circumf ...[more]
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Quality Service & Low Price Tires

July 1st, 2015

Tires in Miramar, FLFor over 30 years, customers in Hollywood, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL have been coming to Family Tire Distributors…we’ve been the hometown tire specialist for South Florida since 1981! Since it’s only a few minutes’ drive, we’d like to invite Miramar, FL drivers to check out what we can offer as well. Why make the drive from Miramar, FL to Family Tire Distributors? Glad you asked!

  • Unbeatable prices on premium tires for cars, minivans, light trucks, SUVs and crossovers, from brands like Bridgestone, Yokohama, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear and Firestone. Those all come with free mounting, balancing and rotation for the life of the tire, as well as full factory warranty coverage. We’re confident that you’ll have a hard time finding a better deal than that in the Miramar, FL area. ...[more]
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Buying Tires in Florida

April 22nd, 2015

tires in floridaAt Family Tire Distributors, we know that buying tires in Florida can be a confusing experience. Luckily, our talented staff is here to assist customers in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, FL. Here are some things to remember, whether you’re buying tires in Florida or anywhere else! 

  • Your car’s suspension and steering were designed for a specific size and style of tire. When you’re buying tires in Florida, one way to simplify the process is to opt for the exact same size, style and make of tire that was original factory equipment for your car. 
  • If you’d like to see better fuel economy (who doesn’t these days?), you might look into low-rolling-resistance tires. These tires use technologically advanced tread designs and rubber compounds to cut the amount of effor ...[more]
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