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JOIN BURT BROTHERS IN SUPPORTING THE SALVATION ARMY

This Holiday season, Burt Brothers Tires & Service is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide relief to those in need. You can join us in giving! Contribute to the Angel Tree Program by adopting an Angel at any of our stores

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2016 KSL A-LIST AWARD WINNER!

Burt Brothers Tires & Service is honored to announce that we won the 2016 KSL Local A-List Award in the Tire Shop category. This year the competition received almost 25,000 votes. Thanks to each of you who participated and voted us to the top! It is a great...

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NO SPARE TIRE?

Believe it or not, many new vehicles come without a spare tire. Manufacturers have a few different reasons for that, including weight savings, space efficiency, and cost. When you're stuck by the side of the road, though, none of that really matters much, does it?...

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THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A USED CAR

Buying a used car is somewhat less of a crapshoot than it was at one time. You can get detailed information on a vehicle's history via the CARFAX report, and a technician can use onboard diagnostics to get a good picture of what's going on under the hood and what...

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WHICH TYPE OF TIRE TREAD DO YOU NEED?

There are so many tire designs on the road -- all-season, high performance, touring, light truck -- and even within a specific tire design, there may be several choices of tread patterns. What differentiates them, and what are the pros and cons of each tread design?...

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TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR CAR ORGANIZED!

For some, the idea of an "organized car" is almost blasphemous, but having your vehicle set up so you can actually find things can be pretty nice. The bigger the vehicle -- minivans, SUVs -- and the more people they haul, the more disorganized they can get. Don't let...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TIRE

The tire is such a commonplace item -- it's on every car, every truck, every bicycle, every aircraft. It's easy to not give the tire a second thought, but like every other technology, the tire has an interesting history of advances and failures. In the 19th century,...

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WHAT’S LEAKING FROM MY CAR?

You go out to your car, start it up, pull out of your parking space and see a puddle of...something...where you were parked a moment ago. This is never a good feeling. What could it be? Fortunately, some automotive fluids are dyed different colors to make this a...

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A/C PROBLEMS DEMYSTIFIED

Believe it or not, the A/C system in your vehicle is fairly simple in principle and design. Like your refrigerator, it operates on a cycle of compression and expansion of a gas, known as refrigerant. The compressor turns the gas into a liquid, and as the gas...

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SO YOU GET A FLAT TIRE… WHAT NOW?

Nobody ever looks forward to a flat tire, and nobody ever says "well, that was a really good time" after having one. You can at least minimize the damage to your tire and danger to yourself, though. Flats vs Blowouts If you get a blowout, you'll know about it right...

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REGULAR, SYNTHETIC OR BLEND… WHAT KIND OF OIL DO I NEED?

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change: Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil...

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THE LATEST IN GREEN TECH INNOVATIONS FOR TIRES

When it comes to your car, oil isn't the only thing there's a finite supply of. Rubber has its limits too, and it's estimated by 2020, the supply of natural rubber in the world may be outstripped by demand. And of course, tires require a great deal of oil to produce...

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2016 FEATURED TEACHER NEW CAR WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Burt Brothers Tire & Service recognizes the significant and valuable role teachers’ play in preparing youth to fulfill their dreams and engage in meaningful careers that build the communities we are fortunate to serve. Supporting programs that showcase...

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4 THINGS ABOUT TIRES YOU MANY NOT HAVE KNOWN

Tires all look sort of the same…round and black…and people tend to think tires don’t change much over the years. That’s really not true, though – engineers and designers are constantly working on advances in tire designs for more miles, better fuel economy and better...

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MIXING TIRES — BAD IDEA

In a perfect world, all four tires would wear out at the same time. In the same perfect world, everyone would be able to afford a whole set of tires all at once. Unfortunately, things often just do not work out that way. Sometimes you may just have to replace tires as...

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DIFFERENTIAL SERVICE — TOO OFTEN NEGLECTED BY DRIVERS

Differential Service: Why Is It Important? Of all the various things on a vehicle that need regular service and maintenance, the differential is too often neglected. But what exactly is it, and what does it do? Visualize a rear-wheel-drive vehicle making a right-hand...

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GET THE MOST OUT OF THAT SET OF TIRES

Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get...

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS — DON’T END UP IN THE DITCH!

Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive...

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WINTER TIRES — YEA OR NAY?

In a lot of parts of the country, the winters are tough enough that all-season tires just won’t get the job done. All-season tires are a compromise; they offer good year-round traction with a quiet ride, good handling and road manners. They tend to perform well in wet...

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