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Determining the Age of a Tire

tire-imageWhen it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easiest to identify when the tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire’s serial number or DOT number). Unlike vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and the serial numbers used on many other consumer goods (which identify one specific item), Tire Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify several components.


The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires that Tire Identification Numbers be a combination of the letters DOT, followed by ten, eleven or twelve letters or numbers that identify the manufacturing location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year the tire was manufactured.

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10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

Sun-imageWho doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet. Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires.

Tire Inflation- Proper tire inflation for driving conditions will promote a smoother, more efficient ride. Tire inflati ...

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$10 Off Promotion!

Northwest Tire Service has launched a new program providing customers who request quotes on tires a $10 off service work coupon! At Northwest Tire Service, we are committed to providing our customers with not only great service, but low prices on tires and automotive service. Shop Tires now and take advantage of a great deal on top of our already unbeatable prices! It is as simple as requesting a quote on tires that work for you, and a coupon is automatically sent to your inbox.

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Northwest Tire Svc Inc Receives 2012 Best of Rogers Award

ROGERS October 18, 2012 -- Northwest Tire Svc Inc has been selected for the 2012 Best of Rogers Award in the General Automobile Repair category by the Rogers Award Program.

Each year, the Rogers Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rogers area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Rogers Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rogers Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Rogers Award Program

The Rogers Award Program is an annual aw ...

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