Ever think about all the different vehicles that use rubber tires? Tractors, industrial equipment, everything else that rolls on rubber?
Each specialized type of tire requires a specialized design for its specific purpose. Aircraft tires, for instance, have to be very robust and handle a great deal of weight and stress, but for only a short period of time. Aircraft tires are often filled with an inert gas such as nitrogen, for more stable inflation levels, and are designed with specialized fusible plugs which provide a safer failure mode (rather than a sudden, catastrophic tire explosion).
Off-the-road tires, for vehicles such as graders or mining equipment, operate at low speeds but have to be able to withstand severe service conditions while h ...[more]
Even if you don’t use your truck for work every day, a toolbox is just a real handy thing to have. Every truck owner has stuff that’s too big to fit in the cab, but shouldn’t be rolling around in the bed unsecured…and a toolbox is the perfect way to keep things like that safe and protected.
At BCS Tires & Lifts in College Station, TX, we handle toolboxes from UWS; these tough diamond-plate or enamel toolboxes are available in a number of different styles, including crossover toolboxes that mount on the bed sides, utility chests, dog cages, side-mount boxes and even fifth-wheel and underbody designs. UWS is a division of Thule, and all UWS products are protected by a one-year warranty. Our customers have found that all UWS products are incredibly tough a ...[more]
You know that winter and bad weather are coming. Is your car ready? Here’s a quick checklist of things to get up to speed on:
Motor oil: Motor oil has a tendency to thicken in cold weather, making it harder to circulate to upper engine parts at startup. If you haven’t ever used synthetic oil before, this might be a good time to start. The flow properties of synthetic oil are a lot more consistent, meaning it doesn’t thicken in sub-freezing temperatures or thin out when it’s hot outside.
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year. If your wipers are showing cracks or chips or losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them. Don’t forget to refill your washer fluid reservoir…you’ ...[more]