So…Many…Kinds…of Tires

October 27th, 2016

Different Types of TiresEver 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]

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Could A Toolbox Be Right For Your Truck?

October 21st, 2016

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 Truck Accessories in College Station TXshouldn’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]

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Make Sure Your Car's Ready For Winter!

October 14th, 2016

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 Driving in the Winterbefore, 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]

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