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Tire Swing Memories

You can always count on Porter’s Tire & Auto Service to provide you with quality auto care and tires to help take you and your family from POINT A to POINT B…even when POINT B is found only in the imagination of a child or memory of that child all grown up.


A poem by Zach McClure

He gazed across
The wind-swept meadow
To a lone tree
Standing there

Its jagged, silhouette
Surrendered ‘neath
A sky more firey embered
Than his flaming hair
Which crowned him then

But it was neither tree nor sky
That stole his youthful eye.
It was the tire swing
Whispering, promising,
“With-me, you can fly!”

The boy lept across the meadow
Like a deer panting for water,
Till at last
He climbed aboard his dream.
His round, black, holed
Flying machine.

Then, holding tight,
And bending to and fro
With all his might
Began to drive
Began to glide against
The sinking sun
Till it was night outside

Across the starry littered sky
Beneath the moon’s soft lullaby
Ascending ever higher
Make believing
He’s a flyer,
He smiles,
As he tips a wing.
He is an aviator.
He is the sky king!
And all because of one,
Old tire swing.

Chilling In Carter With Winter Tires

Best Price On Snow Tires Olive HillThere’s more to winter tires than Olive Hill drivers may think. Those days of clunky, tractor-like snow tires are long gone in KY, replaced by high-tech winter tires with special rubber compounds and advanced tread designs.

In Olive Hill winter temperatures, the rubber in summer tires becomes hard and inflexible and they don’t grip the road as well. In contrast, winter tires use special rubber compounds that are more pliable when the thermometer drops below 45 degrees in KY giving you better road contact; so even if you don’t get much snow, winter tires will really add to your cold weather safety in Olive Hill.

Winter tires may also use a micro-pore rubber compound that increases surface area so they can bite into ice and packed snow on Olive Hill roads and expressways.

The tread on winter tires needs to clear out water, snow and slush as the tire turns so it’s ready to take another bite when it comes back in contact with the road. But summer tires can actually be dangerous because they get packed with snow, making them very slick, and your vehicle hard to control. Winter tires have a lot of thin slits in the tread called sipes which help the tire grab ice and packed snow, providing extra traction.

Many new vehicles in Carter come with all-season tires which are great for a wide range of Carter weather and road conditions, but don’t provide top performance in KY snow and ice. For example winter tires provide 25 to 50% more traction than all-season tires. And all-season tires take up to 42% longer to stop than winter tires in slick Grahn conditions.

For all these reasons, the tire experts at Porter Tire & Auto in Olive Hill recommend you put winter tires on all four wheels because it makes sense to have equal traction and handling at all four corners of your vehicle. Uneven traction could result in loss of control for Carter drivers.

Your vehicle may be equipped with stability control, anti-lock brakes and traction control – all important safety systems for KY drivers. But in order to do their job you still need good traction in Emerson. Winter tires help you start, stop and corner when things get cold and slippery in Olive Hill.

So when Carter temperatures drop below 45 degrees, be sure you have a set of four winter tires for maximum performance in snow, ice and wet Olive Hill roads. Your caring Porter Tire & Auto tire professional can help you find the right winter tire for your vehicle and driving needs in Olive Hill.

Give us a call

Porter Tire & Auto
18361 West US 60
Olive Hill, KY 41164

At Porter Tire & Auto in Olive Hill KY (41164) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 606.286.4484. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

Source Article from http://portertireauto.napavision.com/2013/06/20/chilling-in-carter-with-winter-tires/

Prevent Cooling System Problems In Carter

Car Advice Olive Hill

Cooling system problems are the most common reason for mechanical failure in Carter County. And, they’re largely avoidable.

Here’s what Olive Hill drivers need to know about their cooling system. First, the terms coolant and antifreeze are pretty much used interchangeably in Kentucky. The fluid cools your engine while it’s running and it keeps it from freezing when it’s cold.

Your cooling system is filled with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze/coolant. So if you’re topping off antifreeze/coolant, it is key to add the proper amount of each. Distilled water is much better than tap water. Now you can buy pre-mixed coolant so make sure you know what you’re putting in.

Two more cautions for Carter County drivers: first, never add coolant when the engine is hot. This can lead to serious burns. Second, there are many antifreeze formulas. Your manufacturer recommends a specific type that won’t harm your cooling system components. Use the wrong fluid and you could void your cooling system warranty.

At Porter’s Tire & Auto Service we can help you with all this just like we have for more than 50 years.

All auto makers have schedules for when you should change your coolant. It’s key to follow the schedule, because neglecting your cooling system allows the fluid to become corrosive. You’ll get leaks which can lead to expensive damage. Check with your service adviser at Porter’s Tire & Auto Service in Olive Hill to see if it’s time for a cooling system inspection and service.

Give us a call or come in to get your cooling system checked by our ASE Certified Master Mechanic.  Making sure our neighbors, friends and family are safe on the road is our top priority and one of the reasons why we were voted TOP TIRE STORE IN CARTER COUNTY.

Porter’s Tire & Auto Service
18361 West US 60
Olive Hill, KY 41164

At Porter’s Tire & Auto Service in Olive Hill KY (41164) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 606.286.4484. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.


Source Article from http://portertireauto.napavision.com/2013/06/07/prevent-cooling-system-problems-in-carter/

Wheel Alignment Service At Porter’s Tire & Auto Service In Olive Hill

Wheel Alignment Service In Olive Hill, Carter CountyWhen all of a vehicle’s wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard in Olive Hill or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday KY driving can cause your family car wheels to be out of alignment. This can lead to expensive premature tire and suspension wear.

Here are some alignment basics from Porter Tire & Auto:
The first angle is called toe: do the wheels point in towards each other or away from each other at the front of the tire.

The next angle is called camber: do the wheels tip in or out at the top.

And finally, there is castor. Castor measures the angle where the front axles attach to the vehicle.

The ideal alignment for your family car was designed by its engineers. Porter Tire & Auto alignment service starts with an inspection of the steering and suspension – so see if anything’s bent, broken or worn out. Then the Porter Tire & Auto technician will look at tire condition. From there, the family car is put on an alignment rack and an initial alignment reading is taken. The wheels are then aligned to manufacturer’s specifications.

Your owner’s manual probably has a recommendation for how often your family car alignment should be checked – usually every couple of years.

If you suspect an alignment problem with your family car, get it checked by our ASE Certified Master Mechanic at Porter’s Tire & Auto Service before you suffer expensive tire or suspension damage.

Give us a call

Porter’s Tire & Auto Service
18361 West US 60
Olive Hill, KY 41164

At Porter Tire & Auto in Olive Hill KY (41164) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 606.286.4484. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.


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We always love to hear from our friend, neighbors and family here in Carter County and beyond!  If you have a question about any of the services or products we offer feel free to contact us using this form – OR – call us at  (606) 286-4484 during regular business hours.