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The Great Tire Debate

We often are asked, “Do I need special tires for the winter?”


The solution to the winter or snow tires vs. all season tires question will depend on where you live and the conditions in which you drive in Northwest Ohio.

If you only have a few problems with slick, icy roads all season tires are probably the way to go. Do you live on a country road that is last to be plowed? Consider winter tires. Mounting winter tires isn’t an over-the-top precaution – it’s an essential safety measure that could save your life.


When mounting winter tires for the season, always install a full set. Just changing out the front tires increases the likelihood that the rear tires will skid. Likewise, just putting snow tires on the rear wheels could cause the front tires to lose traction and make it impossible to steer your vehicle.

And remember to re-mount those all season tires when spring rolls around. While winter tires are undeniably superior in extreme winter conditions, they’ll wear down faster on warm, dry pavement.

Regardless of if you choose all season or winter tires, it’s vital you have a good set of tires before winter arrives. Don’t put your family’s safety at risk with worn down tires.

Thayer Chevrolet is currently offering a $100 mail-in rebate on new tires! Redeem the offer here.  Call us to schedule service at (419) 353-5751.


5 Bizarre Car Cleaning Products

Tried and true, these household items can be used to clean your car (and home).

Peanut Butter

All you need to remove the tar splatters in a jiffy is a jar of peanut butter. Rub a glob of peanut butter on the spot and wipe it off with an old rag.

Coconut Oil

Rub coconut oil into your car’s dashboard, rubber seals, leather seats, grill, and license plate to clean and polish. It’s also good for removing old bumper stickers and registration tags. As a bonus, if using unrefined oil, the car may smell like the islands for a day or two.

Coconut Oil Fixes Everything.Rub it on your car.Rub it on your relationship.Rub it on your bank account.


In addition to slicking your hair back, you can also use hairspray to lift ink pen stains out of your carpeting and upholstery. Simply soak the stain lightly with hairspray, wait for the stain to fade, and then rinse with cool water.


Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water. Spray it on your wheels and work it in with a sponge or cleaning rag. Give it a few minutes to go to work on all that break dust and other grime.

Baking Soda 

Mix baking soda and water together to form a paste. Work the tires with a scrub brush. Let it sit for several minutes, then rinse it off. And just like your refrigerator, baking soda is great at removing smells from your car, too!