So You Think Some Traffic Laws Are Nuts?

December 29th, 2016

Yes, there are plenty of traffic laws in certain areas that don’t make much sense. Here, though, we present a collection of traffic laws from other parts of the world that are just bizarre:

--In Thailand, the law states that no driver, male or female, shall ever drive without a shirt.Weird Traffic Laws

--In South Africa, “the driver of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, ass, mule, sheep, goat, pig, or ostrich on such road.” Or face a $500 fine.

--Splashing a pedestrian with water is illegal in Japan.

--In Montana, you can forget about driving with a sheep in the truck unless the sheep has a chaperone... and the state of Alabama had the presence of mi ...[more]

  Tags: tips, auto facts
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

What To Do For The Holidays in South Texas

December 20th, 2016

At Pueblo Tires & Service, we want to wish everyone happy holidays…and we’d like to suggest a few destinations for the family:Christmas Travel in McAllen TX

Hidalgo: Hidalgo’s Festival of Lights includes more than three million lights and 900 displays around town! Take a train, trolley or horse-drawn carriage ride starting at City Hall Plaza to take it all in.

Brownsville: Check out Green Christmas in the Park, at Resaca de Palma State Park. For more information, call the park at (956) 350-2920.

S Padre: Of course there’s so much to do at Padre Island, and you can check out the outdoor Art Festival with original art, food, and music.

San Antonio: If you want to head up I-35, the ...[more]

  Tags: Auto repair, holiday
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A Brief Explanation of Tire Information

December 15th, 2016

Ever wonder what the designations stamped on your tire sidewall actually mean? We’d like to break it down for you.

Let’s take for instance, “P195/60R15 87S”. This is a full service description of a tire.

In this case, “87S” denotes a tire’s load capacity and speed rating. The higher the number, the greater the load capacity – an 87 load capacity means that tire can support 1,201 pounds. Speed ratings range from L (75 mph) through V (149 mph), and an S speed rating means the tire is good for 112 mph. W, Y, and Z-speed rated tires are available for extreme performance cars and are rated as high as 186 mph.

As for the rest of the information:Tire

--“P” denotes Passenger Tire

--195 is the tire’s width from s ...[more]

  Tags: tires, tire pressure
  Posted in: Tires 101

Nitrogen for Tires -- A Good Idea?

December 2nd, 2016
You've probably heard about filling tires with nitrogen instead of air. What are the benefits?
  Tags: nitrogen
  Posted in: Tires 101