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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hurricane Tires?


Hurricane Irene came crashing in to Long Island New York. Luckily the damage was mostly tree's and power outages. We are happy our tires did not go floating up the coast or end up in the Atlantic ocean. Before the hurricane some customers had asked me what the best tires to use while driving during a hurricane? =0!! 
The best tires to use during a hurricane are the ones that get you inside to shelter before the hurricane starts. If I had a recommendation for tires to be used during a hurricane and only for hurricane driving purposes for a standard vehicle it would have to be a tire designed to handle water filtration and handling capabilities for high wind speeds and tight cornering. This means you would want to purchase strictly high performance summer tires. You could also purchase wings so when you pick up speed the hurricane will carry you back to the Land of OZ. Now the clean up process starts as you can see in the picture below there will be plenty of that for the next few weeks. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Oil And Your Tires

How Much Oil To Make A Tire? 

Approximately seven gallons. Five gallons are used as feedstock (from which the substances that combine to form synthetic rubber are derived), while two gallons supply the energy necessary for the manufacturing process. So if we do a basic mathematical equation we can start to form an estimate of how much it should cost a tire manufacture for a single tire to be produced. 
(Source Rubber Manufacture Association)

Here is my tire manufacturing math equation 
G = Gallons Oil Used
T = Tire materials
S = Shipping
O = Overhead, Electric, Payrolls, Permits Etc
QTY = Quantity of tires
C = Cost to manufacture a single tire

  Gallons Oil per hour + Tire materials per hour  + Shipping per hour + Overhead per hour / Qty produced per hour = Total estimate cost to manufacture single tire per hour

This is not an exact science.
Math was not my best class in school. 
History was my favorite.