Staying Safe in Ice and Snow

December 2nd, 2016
Tennessee can get some pretty tough winter conditions -- stay safe when you're out in it!
  Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Expanding in Johnson City - Second Free Service Tire Company Location

September 9th, 2016

At Free Service Tire Company, we're excited to announce the upcoming opening of our newest retail location in Johnson City, TN. This store makes 15 outlets in our network of tire stores around eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

Tires & Auto Repair in Johnson City, TNOur newest location will be located in the area of Boones Creek Road in Johnson City, TN and will be opening in mid to late October 2016. The new store will feature multiple service bays to make more room for customers for basic preventative maintenance services as well as specialized services and provide the same great selection of tires from brands like Nokian, Cooper, Michelin® and Falken that you've come to expect from all of our Free Service Tire Company locations.

While this new location will allow us to open our doors to a lar ...[more]

  Posted in: Company News

The Pitfalls of Potholes for Wheel Alignment

March 14th, 2016

Wheel Alignments TN & VA

When spring is around the corner, pothole season is at its height. We all want to avoid striking potholes when driving if we can, and some ways to do it are presented below. However, if you if you think your car is already feeling the effects of poor road conditions, now might be a good time to consider having Free Service Tire check your wheel alignment.

Potholes can deflate tires, bend rims, and damage your vehicle’s entire suspension system. So the first order of business – not only to preserve your wheel alignment, but also to maintain the well-being of your suspension – is to circumvent potholes’ effects on your car. Here are a few simple rules for doing so.

  • Keep your tires properly inflated. An under-inflated tir ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101, Auto Repair

Is Your Car Ready to Brake in Winter Weather?

January 19th, 2016

Brake Repair TN & VAYour vehicle's braking system is one of its most essential safety features, and one you use every time you drive it. However, during the winter months, when cold temperatures combine with some of our area's highest precipitation totals, driving conditions can become especially treacherous and braking can be difficult. So knowing how to brake in winter weather is a good idea.

In rainy and especially in snowy or icy weather, your tires don't have as much traction on the road. This means you should take your time when driving. Accelerate slowly, take turns slowly, decelerate slowly and brake slowly.

Bear in mind that you are driving in less-than-ideal conditions, so you need to recalibrate your expectations of how your vehicle handles braking. So allow plenty of ...[more]

  Tags: drive safety
  Posted in: Auto Repair, Auto Repair 101

Thanksgiving driving tips

November 24th, 2014

Driving Safety - Thanksgiving TipsThe Thanksgiving holiday is sometimes called the busiest travel time of the year. With severe weather potentially making driving conditions hazardous this year, consider these driving tips to make your trip safer and easier.

Check your tire pressure and fluid levels and fill your gas tank before you leave. Better to do these chores at a time of your choosing rather than being forced by necessity to do them somewhere along the road.

If your windshield wipers are old and leaving streaks, have them replaced before you start out. And if your vehicle is almost due for regularly scheduled maintenance or hasn't been maintenanced in a while, don't wait until after the holiday. Do it now.

Before you leave, check t ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair, Auto Repair 101