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Getting the Most Out Of Your Tire Dollar

November 26th, 2016
Even if you're driving an older vehicle and don't spend a lot on tires, they still add up to a significant investment. Here's how to get the most miles out of them.
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Summer Heat: Your Tires' Worst Enemy

June 28th, 2016
Everything's going to heat up this summer...including your tires!
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November Specialty Tire Spotlight: Michelin XZM Industrial

November 29th, 2015
Michelin tires in Stuart FLWhen you’re operating forklifts and other industrial and material handling equipment, lost time is lost money. That’s why the tough Michelin XZM industrial radial tire is such a great choice for forklift duty. Statistics show that the Michelin XZM has at least double the service life of other solid forklift tires in the same operating conditions, regardless of the surfaces they are used on. Well-defined tread blocks offer outstanding traction, and the tough tread compound and robust crown and sidewalls offer great resistance to damage, punctures, and rupture. The radial structure absorbs bumps and shocks well, for comfort for the operator and protection for cargo being carried. 
 
The Michelin XZM is suitable for lift trucks a ...[more]
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September Commercial Tire Spotlight: Michelin XPS Rib

September 28th, 2015
Michelin XPS Rib Tires West Palm Beach, FLCommercial operators in West Palm Beach, FL have been turning to the Michelin XPS Rib for light- and medium-duty trucks. The XPS Rib is a retreadable tire designed with a steel casing and reinforced steel bead for exceptional wear resistance. Its third steel belt helps the XPS Rib resist punctures, while a built-in sidewall protector helps protect against curb scuffs. The XPS Rib is suitable for all positions on trucks, either on the drive or steering axle. 
 
The deep (15/32”) tread grooves provide even tread wear, good traction in wet weather and are computer tuned for noise suppression. With a 6 year/60,000 mile warranty, a load range of E and maximum speed of 75 mph, the Michelin XPS Rib wears like iron and is a perfect choi ...[more]
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How Are Tires Made?

April 9th, 2015
tires in West Palm Beach, FLIt’s pretty easy to just take tires for granted, but did you ever think about how they’re made? 
 
Even though much of the tire-building process is now automated, tire companies still depend a lot on skilled factory workers to complete tasks. Here’s a simplified version of how a tire is made:
 
  • Modern rubber formulations for tires include natural latex rubber, synthetic rubber polymers derived from crude oil, sulfur, silica, oils and chemicals and carbon black. Carbon black is the fine, sooty powder left over when crude oil or natural gas are burned with insufficient oxygen. It’s a crucial ingredient in tire formulations that helps dis ...[more]
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All Season Tires

March 11th, 2015

Tires in West Palm Beach, FL

There are plenty of choices for tires in West Palm Beach, FL, but considering the Florida climate, all-season tires are a perfect choice for most drivers. Why is that, you might ask?

  • All-season tires feature a moderate tread depth that offers excellent handling, steering response and traction on dry pavement and wet conditions. That includes a pattern of sipes that help provide extra biting edges for traction in wet weather and deep grooves around the tire’s circumference that help avoid hydroplaning by  evacuating water from the tire’s contact patch.
  • All-season tires are designed for low road noise, a supple ride and great road manners, making them an excellent choice for family vehicles l ...[more]
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Tire Guide: Decoding Tire Differences

January 9th, 2015

st. lucie battery and tire tires floridaThe only part of a vehicle with direct contact to the road, buying the correct tires can improve both maneuverability and dependability. Serving Florida from Fort Pierce to Palm City, as the premier dealer of top quality tires, St. Lucie Battery and Tire understands finding the right tire can be difficult when differentiating between performance levels. Consult the trusted staff of St. Lucie Battery and Tire for information and specifications on all tires, with knowledgeable advice to best suit driving styles and travel conditions.  

From tire brand to design, understanding what distinguishes one tire from the next can be a daunting task for any vehicle owner. However, with over eighteen years of experience in tire retail selection and i ...[more]

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October Specialty Tire Spotlight: Alliance Turf 322

October 10th, 2014
Alliance Turf 322 St. Lucie, FLTurf maintenance machines need a tire that’s gentle on grass surfaces, and the Alliance Turf 322 fits that description perfectly. Its tread pattern offers traction, long tread life and a large contact patch along with low, uniform ground pressure. The Alliance Turf 322’s unique shoulder pattern minimizes damage to turf, even on hills or during sharp turns, and its big footprint disperses the equipment’s weight and keeps it from sinking in on soft or wet surfaces. Turf machines don’t spend their entire life on grass, of course, and the tread pattern of the Alliance Turf 322 provides safe and smooth operation on hard surfaces as well. 
 
Low soil and grass compaction, long wear and safe operation…that’s ...[more]
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Tire Safety to Travel the Road Ahead

June 10th, 2014

auto repair tires west palm beach flBy: Hank Smith

Many different components and auto repairs go into keeping a vehicle safe and road ready. Scheduling regular oil changes, checking belts, and ensuring filters are clear is only the beginning of the long list vehicle owners tackle multiple times a year with their vehicle. Amidst all these auto repairs it can be easy to forget one of the most important safety features of any vehicle - the tires. Using these helpful hints and the expert service on any technician of St. Lucie Battery and Tire in the West Palm Beach, FL area, vehicle owners can easily keep their vehicle road ready for whatever life brings. 
 
Providing the best tires and auto repair in West Palm Beach, ...[more]
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A Look at Michelin’s LTX M/S

April 17th, 2014
At St. Lucie Battery & Tire, we’re proud to carry the Michelin tire line, and one of the biggest sellers from Michelin is the LTX M/S. Take a look at this quality tire.
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