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Reading Your Sidewall

Reading Tires

Updated March 15th, 2017

Winchester, Virginia - There is a lot to learn from the sidewall of your tire. Although at first glance you may think you stumbled across tire hieroglyphics, you've actually found the tire's owner's manual.
Tire Size Example P205/55R16 91W
P identifies your tire as a Passenger Tire. The P stands for PMetric. If your tire size starts with LT rather than a P than it identifies the tire as a light truck tire.
205 identifies ...
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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Tips

Updated March 15th, 2017

Purcellville, Virginia - Problems always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Sufficient planning and preparation can make the difference between a minor inconvenience and a potentially dangerous situation.
The leading cause of death during winter storms is auto accidents. Below are preventative tips to keep you safe on the road this winter. You may not be able to control Mother Nature but using caution and common sense can prevent an accident.
Always know the weather before you get on the road. Remember to be extra careful when driving ...
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History Of The Passenger Tire

Tire History

Updated February 17th, 2017

The Evolution of the Passenger Tire
Falls Church, Virginia - Dateline 3500 B.C.--Today man invented the greatest invention ever seen, THE WHEEL! Thousands of years later, the wheel has come a long way. For one thing it is no longer made of wood and it is guaranteed that the ride is much smoother. What hasn't changed is the fact it is still one of man's greatest inventions. Could you even imagine where we would be today without it? The early wheel was very simple...a solid curved piece of wood, then leather was eventually added to soft ...
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Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto - Fairfax, VA Location Tire Tips

Tire Maintenance

Updated June 8th, 2017

Fairfax, Virginia - Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touch the road when you drive. It only takes a couple of minutes of maintenance each month to keep your tires working at their best - you are and your family stay safe.
Check Your Air Pressure Once a Month:
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How To Build A Tire

Building Tires

Updated February 17th, 2017

Sterling, Virginia - Tires are not just round and black they are sophisticated products that can take years of research and development to produce. If you have ever wondered how tires are made, the following is a roadmap for the construction of a radial tire:
Start with Rubber and Additives:
Tire construction sta ...
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