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70th Anniversary of WWII

Tires & Auto Repair in Dayton, OHThe 70th anniversary of the end of WWII is here, and at Carroll-Wuertz Tire Company, we wanted to take a look back at Dayton, OH’s contributions to the war effort. Dayton and Ohio in general have long been associated with tires and the rubber industry, but there was much more than that going on here 70-plus years ago, and it all helped contribute to victory in the war:

  • Dayco: Along with tires in Dayton, OH, Dayco was manufacturing hoses, pontoons, life rafts, ponchos and many other rubber-based product for the war effort.
  • NCR: National Cash Register was home to the United States Naval Computing Machine Laboratory; together, their research broke the codes used by the German military, which was key to prevailing over the Germans.
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Spring into New Tires

tires in dayton ohWhether you love grilling out, riding with the windows down or simply not having to bundle up to walk outside- spring is the liveliest time of the year. Flowers blooming, birds chirping and the occasional rain shower ready to rain on anyone’s parade. There is no better time to have the depth of your treads checked than now. The tires of a vehicle are the only part with direct contact to the road, thus they are the only part of a vehicle that can singlehandedly prevent crashes or avoid dangerous situations such as hydroplaning.

At Carroll-Wuertz Tire Co staff understands tires in top condition are the only tires your vehicle should have. Their knowledgeable technicians value customers and want to make each vehicle owner aware of when a tire servicing or replacement should be considered ...

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Checklist for Winter Tires

winter tires in Dayton, OHAs inclement weather and freezing temperatures surround us, prepare for winter with this useful winter tire checklist from Carroll-Wuertz Tire Co in Dayton, OH! While maintaining correct tire safety is vital throughout the year, harsh seasonal implications of colder months can provide driving situations with different problems. Consult Carroll-Wuertz Tire Co for winter tires to improve vehicle saftey and vehicle performance. Consider this winter specific maintenance before braving snowy, inclement weather this season to avoid dangerous driving conditions:

-Maintain tread depth at 2/32 for all tires

-Check tire pressure frequently

-Schedule wheel alignments and rotations regula ...

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Tire Repair

tiresOne of the leading causes of tire failure and casing rejection during the retread process is a faulty repair. This area is most often overlooked when fleets design tire maintenance programs, but as a recent survey from the monthly magazine Tire Business indicates, 46% of tire failures were caused by improper repair procedures. Of course this means higher tire costs. When a radial tire has been damaged to the point where the steel cords are exposed to the elements it is important that the area be repaired as soon as possible so that moisture is not allowed to migrate along the belt package causing further damage. The most effective method of repair for nail holes (1/4") is the plug and patch repair. The plug stops the migration of moisture and the patch on the inside of the tire suppor ...

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Oil Change

oil changeCheck the owner's manual to see if your driving habits are considered to be "severe service." This type of driving requires more frequent oil changes, warns the Car Care Council. Have the oil changed accordingly, usually every 3-5,000 miles. For less wear and tear on the engine, drivers in cold climes (sub-zero driving temperatures) should drop their oil weight from 10-W30 to 5-W30. Your mom and dad would probably suggest simply moving to someplace warmer. Description: The typical oil filter consists of a high-strength steel housing containing various types of filtering media. An anti-drainback valve prevents oil from running out of the filter when the engine is off. Today's oil filters have a convenient spin-on design that makes removal and installation easy. Purpos ...

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