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Message Monday - Perform best under pressure? Your tires don't

Monday, May 22, 2017

Next to your brakes, your tires are the most important safety devices on your vehicle. This time of year the temperature can fluctuate quite a bit. It’s good to know tire pressure can vary 1-2 pounds per square inch (psi) for every 10-degree difference in ambient temperature. Too much pressure leads to less tread touching the pavement. causing a bumpier ride and increased stopping distances. Under-inflated tires mean too much of the tire surface is on the pavement, which can...

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Tire safety event to be held May 23 in Ankeny

Friday, May 19, 2017

(Editor's note: Because your tires are one of the most important safety elements of any vehicle, this release is being circulated through the Iowa Department of Transportation's news release system as a courtesy to the organizers of this event.) MEDIA ADVISORY For Information Contact: Jana Rieker at (515) 401-7650 Heartland Tire & Auto Center to award a Central Iowa military family with a free set of tires. Heartland Tire & Auto Center, in partnership with Bridgestone, will present a...

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