Tread Connection Mobile Tire Shop Van in front of a Porsche

Is There a Certain Tire that Wears Down Faster than Others?

What Tires Wear Down the Fastest? Hey there! Jared here from Tread Connection RTP. Since tires are definitely an investment, many of our customers are searching for tires that will last as long as possible. As a result, we often get the question, “What tires wear down the fastest?” Now, this is a complex question with multiple layers like a cake. Let’s see if you can have yours and eat it too!  Tire Grading System As you can see in the photo above, a tire’s sidewall is covered in various combinations of letters and numbers, three of which are known Read more…

This is a flat tire. This photo was taken before the driver determined whether the flat tire could be fixed or not.

Can You Fix a Flat Tire?

To Fix. Or Not to Fix (a flat tire). That is the Question From the moment anyone installs a tire, it is vulnerable to being punctured. The average tires experience millions of revolutions throughout their lifespan. Each revolution is a possibility for puncturing a tire! So, multiply that by the number of tires on your vehicle, then by the number of vehicles in your stable; it is more a matter of when, not if you will need to fix a flat tire.  What actions need to be taken? Upon puncture of the inner liner of a tire, the most immediate Read more…

Red Car in front of Tread Connection RTP's Mobile Tire Shop

Our Mobile Tire Shop is Convenient

How our mobile tire shop is convenient! Whether you are in the market for new tires, dreaming of upgraded rims, inconvenienced with a flat/damaged tire, questions about nitrogen-filled tires, or simply need a tire rotation we make it convenient for YOU. Instead of using your PTO time at a tire shop, we bring a mobile tire shop to your location. Want to get a round of 18 in while we make the repair “a hole in one” for you? Need to squeeze that hair appointment in while we are fashionably fast with your tire needs? Tread Connection RTP is a Read more…

Tread Connection RTP changing tires on a fleet

Keeping Your Company’s Vehicles on the Road

Does your company need a trusted fleet service provider? Time is money… right? For those of you who own a business with fleet vehicles, when the vehicles are not on the road, you are not making money! But, what do you do when your fleet needs new tires? Taking the company cars to a tire shop during regular business hours is far from ideal! But, you are in luck, we are a fleet tire service provider!   Tread Connection RTP is a state-of-the-art mobile tire shop that fits inside of a van! When you need new tires we will bring Read more…

Closeup of a wheel and tire on an orange Aston Martin

Tires vs. Transmission

Do tires affect the transmission? Have you ever considered how your tires could affect your transmission? Believe it or not, this is a super common question and rightfully so being that a vehicle’s transmission plays a crucial role in its ability to take motion. So for this week’s blog, we want to emphasize that tires may affect your transmission and if you do not implement the proper care it could lead to many problems.  But before we explain how tires can affect the transmission, let us first explain the role of a transmission (in laymen’s terms)! What is the function Read more…

Tread Connection van behind a gorgeous red muscle car with wheels removed parked in front of a green foliage wall

The Art of the Tire

How do I choose the best tires for my needs? Hey there! Jared here from Tread Connection RTP. There is a way to approach a tire and find the right balance for the perfect match. Most of us are taught to keep up with the tire pressure, avoid curbs, keep watch on nail punctures BUT what about being familiar with the design of a tire.  After all, it is an investment and you should do your research and homework before dropping your hard-earned money on them. We will remind you that you’re in good hands because Tread Connection keeps you Read more…

This is an closeup view of a dashboard showcasing a tire warning light

What Should You Do When Tire Light Comes On?

When your tire light comes on, what should you do? Driving on underinflated tires are one of the number one reasons for catastrophic tire failure. To help avoid this, it is critical to perform a visual inspection of your tires at least once a week and check your air pressure once a month. In the interim, all vehicles manufactured and sold in the United States after September of 2007 are required to have a suitable tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensors. TPMS sensors are designed to alert drivers when one ore multiple tires are drop below 75% of their recommended Read more…

Taking Care of Collector Car Tires

Taking Care of Classic Car Tires

Hey there! Jared from Tread Connection here. I hope you and all your loved ones are well and staying safe during these crazy times. It’s funny how just weeks ago we were all out enjoying these beautiful spring days and I was taking care of collector car tires. In fact, one of my last social engagements (before most of us were asked to stay home) came to mind recently. Oddly enough, here at Tread Connection, we hear similar stories from car collectors all too often. So I wanted to share this because the reality is that taking care of collector Read more…

Maintain my vehicle value

Maintaining Vehicle Value

Hey there! Jared here from Tread Connection RTP. We are often asked, “How can I maintain the value of my vehicle.” Since we focus on wheels and tires, that is not entirely our area of expertise. However, we still want to help out, so we did some research to compile a list of tips and tricks. Here’s the big one! According to Kelly Blue Book, “A top factor in determining a vehicle’s worth is the interior and exterior condition.” So we’re focusing this post on keeping up the interior and exterior condition. Maintaining the Interior: Aesthetics & Cleanliness Keep the Read more…

About Your Wheel & Tire Expert

Save Time and Money with Tread Connection

How many of you enjoy wasting your time in a full-service tire shop? Silly question, right? Since time is a precious commodity, we are all trying to use it wisely. It would be a dream if we could fill our days with only the things that we love to do, but unfortunately, that is just not reality. In today’s day and age, there are necessary tasks that we all must do. If you own a vehicle, there are many mandatory tasks (fueling up, oil changes, tire maintenance, and so much more)! But, what if there was a way to check Read more…