How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery? - Tire Center Plus Tire Pros

September 30th, 2013

If you have ever suffered the panic of a weak or dead car battery, you'll know what a frustration it is. If the battery dies for no obvious reason, it may be time for a replacement. Like any other battery, car batteries need to be replaced when they begin to wear out. Here are some battery facts that may help you decide if you need to replace the battery:

  1. The battery is a vital component of all cars. A car without a battery is like a human without a heart. Car batteries are made in different qualities. A good battery can last for over five years with proper care. However, battery failure can occur in as little as three years, depending on the usage, maintenance and seasonal temperatures. Repeated drain, such as forgetting to turn off your ligh ...[more]

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Tirecenter Plus's Gives Back

September 24th, 2013

 

We at Tirecenter Plus Tire Pros have had the pleasure of living and working in the wonderful community of Las Cruces for many years. We value our neighbors and feel it is important to invest in the community that has invested in us. We are a proud sponsor of many events in Dona Ana county including:

  • The 31st Annual Cowboys for Cancer Research Team roping event October 11th -13th, 2013.
  • The March of Dimes High Heels for High Hopes Menagerie Carousel Jubilee taking place Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

About Cowboys for Cancer Research:

In 1981, the members of the Las Cruces community came together to host the first team roping competition to raise money to fight cancer. Through the years, the competition has continued to grow. Now, Cowboys for Cancer hosts one of the largest roping events in New Mexico. The Cowboys for Cancer Research Team roping event draws teams fr ...[more]

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Are All-Season Tires Right For My Vehicle? - Tire Center Plus Tire Pros

September 13th, 2013

The tire category of “All-Season Tires” can be a misleading term and this category gets the most questions out of any tire available. Basically, when you are purchasing All-Season tires, you are getting a very sturdy tire that will work well through various weather conditions as well as varying temperatures or climates. The types of tires that fall under the ‘All-Season’ tire category contain different types of tread compounds, designs, and mileage ratings, and there are some big differences between All-Season Tires, Regular, or ‘summer’ tires (sometimes also referred to as ‘three-season tires’), and Winter Tires.

One of the main differences is temperature. Temperature affects tire rubber. For example, firm rubber tha ...[more]

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