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Winter Tires vs All-Season Tires

Snow tires in Grimes, Iowa

As snow storms lurk on the horizon, many motorists find themselves thinking about snow tires. Will the all-seasons get the job done, or are snows the better choice? While all-seasons might work for some motorists, it's important to remember that no tire can provide maximum performance benefits in every season. The components that make one tire excel in a frigid environment make that same tire perform poorly in a hot environment. While all-season tires aren't without virtue for most of the year, they aren't the safest or highest performer in the winter.

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Written on Monday, December 3, 2018 by Nicole
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Winter is Coming: Is Your Fleet Prepared?

fleet maintenance in winter

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we think it'd be an opportune time to talk a little about fleet winter preparation. Whether you're an owner-operator with one or two vehicles or a fleet manager with many company trucks, it's good to be prepared for an Iowa winter.

Winterize Your Fleet

Certain parts are more prone to failure as the temperature drops. Here are a few areas on your company vehicles worth checking checking to help prevent a fleet repair service in winter:

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Written on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Nicole
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How to Find Quality Tires for Your Vehicle


The word quality is everywhere today. You shop at quality places, expect quality service, and buy quality products. But if you were asked to define quality, to explain the word in detail, could you do it? It might not be as easy as it seems. In many cases, your answer would change depending on what you're describing. A quality service, for example, is different than a quality product. There are different expectations about what makes each valuable. So let's start easy with our focus on one product: tires.

When Grimes Tire & Auto Center advertises quality tires (and any tire store for that matter), it's worth dissecting what the word means. This way, you can make an informed tire purchase whenever you're in the market for replacements. . .

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Written on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Nicole
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Grimes Tire & Auto Center Launches New Website!

Since 2007, Grimes Tire & Auto Center has been located at 1150 East 1st St. (Hwy. 44) in Grimes, IA. We provide automotive repairs and new tires to customers in Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding areas. Our new website enables consumers to perform research on automotive re...

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Written on Monday, June 30, 2014 by Nicole
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Grimes Tire & Auto Center in Grimes, IA

Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a pillar of the community. Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, and auto repair services for customers in Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding Des Moines areas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality vehicle maintenance and repair service at a competitive price. Grimes Tire & Auto Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in automotive repairs on passenger cars, performance vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. Take this opportunity to browse our website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (515) 986-2221
Address: 1150 E. 1st Street (Hwy 44)
Grimes, IA 50111

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