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Hercules Tires to Keep Drivers Rolling

October 14th, 2014

hercules tires independent tire dealerProviding drivers with the lowest prices on Hercules Tires from St. Louis, MO to Kansas City, MO Independent Tire Dealer offers customers over 200 locations to purchase quality tires at affordable prices. Removing middle man costs, Independent Tire Dealer is thrilled to offer drivers unbeatable value on Hercules Tires to improve vehicle safety and reliability. Joining forces as Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska’s independent dealers, Indpedpentant Tire Dealers is able to reduce costs to customers and offer the largest inventory of tires in the area. From Hercules Tires to Goodyear Tires, Independent Tire Dealer can fulfill any vehicle tire requirements at prices unbeatable by the competition.

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Unbeatable Prices on Firestone Tires at Independent Tire Dealer

September 24th, 2014

firestone tires independent tire dealerIndependent Tire Dealer is honored to be driver’s first choice for Firestone Tires, offering outstanding value and service on all products. Shop Firestone Tires from any commercial with Independent Tire Dealer easy to use online catalog featuring low prices unmatchable by other tire dealers. Take advantage of Independent Tire Dealer’s knowledgeable tire experts who can quickly find the perfect Firestone Tires for any vehicle. Shopping for Firestone Tires has never been easier with Independent Tire Dealer’s stocked tire inventory with speedy installation at over 200 locations. Independent Tire Dealer understands the importance of finding the correct tires to fit a vehicle, thus technicians put utmost importance in customer service to ensure drivers find the exact Firestone Tires ...[more]

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Buy Continental Tires

September 19th, 2014

continental tires independent tire dealerShop Continental Tires with Independent Tire Dealer to experience the best value in Continental Tires. Buying Continental Tires has never been easier with trusted technicians and tire professionals of Independent Tire Dealers. Shop Continental Tires from any location through Independent Tire Dealers easy to use online catalog- for outstanding deals on Continental Tires. Independent Tire Dealer makes shopping for Continental Tires easier than ever with unbeatable customer service and professional advice from tire professionals who genuinely care.

Through expert experience and unparalleled tire knowledge, consult Independent Tire Dealer to find Continental Tires to fit any vehicle. Having the proper tires on a vehicle not only promotes vehicle life, they improve fuel economy and stren ...[more]

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Bridgestone Tires from Independent Tire Dealer

September 16th, 2014

bridgestone tires independent tire dealersDrivers searching for unbeatable quality and value on Bridgestone Tires, search no further than Independent Tire Dealer: the best choice for buying tires. Independent Tire Dealer is proud to offer the best selection of tires at prices to match any budget. Buy tires with Independent Tire Dealer for outstanding prices on Bridgestone Tires. By purchasing Bridgestone Tires from Independent Tire Dealer customers experience the largest selection of Bridgestone Tires sold with unparalleled customer service.

Seeking to uphold Bridgestone Tires’ reputation of reliability and dependability, Independent Tire Dealer strives to offer customers the same exemplary value as their products including Bridgestone Tires. Originating in Japan in 1931, the company name Bridgestone Tires comes as an exact Japa ...[more]

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Tire Tips to Keep You on the Road

June 23rd, 2014

By: Rick Benson 

Independent Tire Dealers of St. Louis understands the importance of ensuing the correct care and maintenance is taken on the tires on any vehicle. No matter the daily commute, cross country road-trips or errands around town each vehicle owner should understand the importance of maintaining a well-kept set of tires. According to the National Highway Safety Association over 200 people die per year in tire related crashes and 1 in every 4 cars on the highway have underinflated tires.

A task as simple as ensuring the pressure in your tires is at the correct level could save your life or the lives of every driver on the road. Keeping the correct tire pressure will not only help with vehicle safety, but also save on fuel economy over $0.11 per gallon. If you are searching for quality, prompt tire repair or tires in the St. ...[more]

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Tire Age Effect on Safety

June 23rd, 2014

tires st louis kansas cityBy: Rick Benson 

As the life of a vehicle progresses, various parts are worn and used that should be replaced to ensure the safety and performance of the vehicle. One of the most important safety features of any vehicle is the tires, thus being able to recognize when they should be replaced is crucial information to any driver. Determining the longevity of a tire can take several different approaches, most commonly observing tread wear and other external signs is a great indicator of when tires should be changed.

However, if you have a short commute or a vehicle you do not regularly drive the age of a tire could run out before the treads. Best case scenario driving tires past their age would cause an inconvenience of a flat tire, while in the worst case could cause a dangerous accident. There i ...[more]

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The Monster Behind the City Pothole

March 1st, 2014

by: Rick Benson


Spring is the peak of pothole season, and no one is immune to their sneaky destruction. Day to day, everyone runs into this monster known as the pothole. They wait until the last second to sneak up on an innocent driver, and then it’s too late. These little road gremlins stalk their pray with their dips, bumps, and sharp edges, waiting to get a grip on your tires.  They can cause damages from misalignment to a blown tire. While potholes are the tire’s sworn enemy, they aren’t going away any time soon.

The best way to defeat any enemy is to know the enemy. These little demons are initially made in the winter. Roads will freeze and thaw. This causes erosion of the dirt beneath the asphalt and diminishes the strength of the pavement. With additional traffic adding onto the erosion, the road begins to crumble and break. Craters then begin to form over time into something we know as the pothole.


How to Know the Age of Your Tire

February 1st, 2014

by: Rick Benson


How old are your tires?

If you ever make the decision to buy used tires or return a tire you purchased, knowing the age of your tire can become useful.

Tires normally deteriorate with the wear of normal use. When you buy used tires, you are aware that they have been put up for a certain time period. Although they aren’t worn, the age is just as dangerous. The rubber in tires breaks down with age due to UV and environmental exposure. Age can leave your tires brittle and your sidewalls damaged. Both of these factors can lead to eventual dysfunction and failure of your tires.

Buy Tires Online

Step One: Find the DOT number on your tire.

  • This is listed on every tire.
  • Find the letters that say DOT. Once you have foun ...[more]
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Taking Care of Your Winter Tires

January 20th, 2014

by: Rick Benson


If you’ve taken that first step in winter safety and have invested in a new set of winter tires, congratulations! Independent Tire Dealers wants to share few thingsWinter Tires St. Louis, MO  with you that you are going to want to remember about your winter tires, especially if this is your first time making the transition.

·         You are likely to notice a change in the feel and sound of your tires. Winter tires have more of a grip on the road, so they are likely to sound louder than all-season tires, depending on the tires you buy, and on your vehicle. If you add winter chains or studs, the volume of the sound will increase. Keep in mind that this is just the sound of the traction, and that you will be grateful for that sound in the middle of t ...[more]

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What Does Your Check Engine Light Mean? - Independent Tire Dealers

December 27th, 2013

Check Engine Lightby: Rick Benson


When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.


The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with how the engine is ...[more]

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