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January Tire Spotlight: Bridgestone Dueler H/L

January 27th, 2016
At Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service, we’re proud to carry the Bridgestone product line, and one of our biggest sellers has been the Dueler H/L from Bridgestone.
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December Tires Spotlight: BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A Tour

December 1st, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires in Lafayette, LAGrand touring tire comfort and all-weather traction…drivers of light trucks, crossovers and SUVs can get the best of both worlds with the BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A Tour. It’s a quiet, smooth-riding tire that can eat up mile after highway mile in even the worst conditions. 
 
The Long Trail T/A Tour uses an all-season rubber formulation, molded into a symmetric tread pattern with independent shoulder blocks, a rigid center rib for straight-line stability and notched intermediate ribs for precise handling. Sipes are distributed around the tread blocks for extra biting edges and enhanced traction in wet and wintry weather. 
 
Internally, the Long Trail T/A Tour uses two steel belts and ...[more]
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November Tire Spotlight: BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

November 2nd, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires in Baton Rouge, LADrivers of light trucks and SUVs who are looking for great off-road performance along with low noise and good road manners are able to get the best of both worlds with the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO. The All-Terrain T/A KO is designed with a chunky, computer-optimized all-terrain tread pattern. The high void ratio helps to clean mud and debris from the treads, with interlocking tread blocks and a dense sipe pattern for wet-weather traction and low highway noise. On the edges of the tread, “Shoulder Lock” traction bars let the tire dig in and claw at deep dirt and sand surfaces for aired-down off-road performance.
 
Internally, the All-Terrain T/A KO is designed with twin steel belts a ...[more]
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October Tire Spotlight: Michelin LTX A/T2

October 5th, 2015
Michelin LTX Tires in Baton Rouge, LALooking for a top-performing all-terrain light truck tire that still offers low noise and good road manners? You can’t go wrong with Michelin’s LTX A/T2, designed to meet the tires needs of recreational and commercial pickup, van and SUV drivers. 
 
The LTX A/T2 is designed with an advanced tread compound that’s optimized for light truck needs…tough enough for long wear, but soft enough for outstanding traction. It’s molded into an independent tread block design with Michelin Tires Biting Edges, notched blocks in the tread pattern for enhanced traction on surfaces like mud, snow, gravel or wet grass. The tire footprint benefits from Michelin’s Advanced MaxTouch Construction, w ...[more]
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September Tire Spotlight: Michelin Primacy MXM4

September 21st, 2015
Michelin Primacy MXM4 Tires in Baton Rouge, LAInnovation and “green” design come together in Michelin’s Primacy MXM4, a grand touring tire for luxury sedan and coupe drivers who want low noise and ride comfort along with great all-weather handling. 
 
Designed for better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions, the Primacy MXM4 uses Michelin’s Helio Compound technology, with a sunflower-oil-enriched tread formulation for low rolling resistance. It’s molded into an asymmetric tread design with a European-style tread profile and rounder shoulders for predictable cornering ability. The circumferential grooves channel water away from the tire’s contact patch for enhanced wet-weather grip, with Michelin’s exclusive 3-D Variable Thickness Sipe Technology for added biting edges in ...[more]
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Summer Weather – The Enemy of Your Tires?

August 18th, 2015
Tires in Baton Rouge, LALet’s talk for a moment about tire pressure. 
 
Every tire flexes a little at the bottom, as the weight of the vehicle bears down on it. The section that is subject to that weight and flexing changes constantly as the tire rotates, and the average tire rotates 750 times over the course of a mile. At 60 mph, that means the tire rotates 750 times per minute. All that flexing and deformation means heat buildup, and increases tire pressure by roughly four pounds per square inch (PSI). After an hour or so on the road, a tire is about 50 degrees hotter than ambient air…but that temperature differential is even greater in hot weather, especially since pavement is hotter than ambient air. Heavier loads and higher speeds will add to that heat buildup. 
 
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What’s That Noise My Tire’s Making?!

June 1st, 2015
Tires in Baton Rouge, LAOn a long interstate drive, you might hear the drone of your tires on the pavement for hours on end. You can turn up the stereo to drown it out and keep yourself from being lulled to sleep, but it’s still there regardless. Everyone knows that a set of mud tires or all-terrain tires will be louder than passenger car tires due to their tread pattern, but why are one set of tires louder than another, when they’re otherwise the same design? 
That’s rather a complicated question, but we’ll do our best. 
 
Part of the noise you hear is actually the sound of air as it’s being compressed inside the grooves of the tread. Tires like the Bridgestone Turanza S ...[more]
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Get the Most Out Of Your Tires

May 23rd, 2015

Tires in Lafayette, LAAt Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Lafayette, LA, we sell a lot of tires and see a lot of customers. Your tires are a big investment, and are critical to your car’s safety and performance. Unfortunately for a lot of people, tires don’t even get a lot of thought until something goes wrong and they’re stuck by the side of the road with a flat (or worse).

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Why are Wheel Alignments Important?

April 13th, 2015

Wheel Alignment in Baton Rouge LA

At Chabill’s Auto & Tire Service in Baton Rouge, LA, we know that the winter wasn’t as tough here as it was in many other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have more than our share of potholes and rough spots. The roads can be downright cruel to even the most well-maintained vehicle, with the most careful driver behind the wheel. Your car leaves the factory with the front wheels set to exact alignment, but bumps, potholes and curbs will inevitably change that. Studies have shown that 50-70% of the vehicles on the road are in need of a front end alignment. 
 
Chabill’s Auto & Tire Service in Baton Rouge, LA suggests that alignments should be part of a regular maintenance routine for your car or truck; i ...[more]
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Be Alert to Signs of Worn Tires

March 29th, 2015

Tires in Baton Rouge, LAAt Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA, we sell a lot of tires...and we know that when you start off with a brand-new set of tires, it’s easy to forget about them for months at a time. Tires wear very gradually, and it can be hard to know when it’s time to  consider  a new set of tires for your vehicle. Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA values you, the customer, and is always happy to share tips and information, so here are some specific things to look for, though:

  • Wear Bars-- All new tires are designed with “wear bars” at the base of the tread; the wear bars are perpendicular to the tread grooves. Wear bars are designed to show when the tread wears down past a certain depth. If you can see these wear bars easily ...[more]
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