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Always Gets the Job Done Right

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Testimonials

I’ve been using Dempseys for 10 years. They always get the job done right the first time.
CV
Mullica Hill, NJ

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Quick Service

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Testimonials

I’ve used Dempseys for years. I love them, I can nearly always get same day service. A quick in and out and good pricing too.
GS
Mullica Hill, NJ

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Great Price and Service

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Testimonials

I was recently traveling in the Mantua area and had my oil level warning light come on in my BMW. Someone recommended Dempseys and I’m glad they did. Besides getting my oil changed, I ended up buying 2 new Continental tires since I had a couple that were getting pretty worn. The prices at Dempseys were better than I could get back home.
RF
South Carolina

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Map

by on Jul.23, 2009, under Location

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Tires

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Tires

We at Dempsey Tire Center offer one of the most complete selections of tires in the South Jersey region and by being an independent dealer, we can suggest what’s right for you and your budget instead of being forced to limit your options. So that no matter what, you can pick the correct tire and brand.

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Tire Safety Tips

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Driver & Tire Safety

Tire safety tips
Checking tires is quick and easy – and vital to safety
By Aaron Gold, About.com

Tires are one of the most important — and oft-overlooked — components of our cars. Automakers can spend all the time and money they want on engineering a car for handling are comfort, but in the end, the tires are the only thing that attach our car to the road. A problem with a tire affects ride comfort, handling and safety. Here are some simple tire safety tips to help keep you and your car’s occupants safe.

Check your tire pressure regularly. Tires tend to lose air over time. Buy a digital tire gauge and check your tires once a month and before a long trip. Proper inflation pressures can be found in your owner’s manual or on a sticker on the car (usually on the driver’s doorjamb or fuel-filler lid — see photo.) Remember to check tire pressure only after the car has been sitting for several hour in order to ensure that the tires are cold — the friction of driving heats the tires and increases pressure, which can hide an under-inflated tire.

Address under-inflated tires immediately. An under-inflated tire has more rolling resistance which increases fuel consumption. It also creates more heat, which can lead to tire failure.

Don’t forget the spare. Getting a flat tire and discovering that your spare is flat too is a miserable experience. Inspect your spare as you would your other tires. If you have a compact spare, the inflation pressure will usually be written on the tire. If your car comes with a compressor and/or flat repair kit in lieu of a spare, check their operation regularly.

Check for tread depth. Check tread depth by placing the edge of a penny upside-down into the grooves of the tire’s tread. (Photo here.) If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for a new set of tires. Never buy a single tire — it’s best to replace all four tires at once, but at the very least they should be bought as axle pairs (both fronts or both rears). Rotating your tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles will help ensure that all four tires wear at the same rate.

Check for even wear. When you check tread depth, check both the inside and outside edge of the tires. Uneven tire wear is usually a sign that your car is out of alignment. Proper alignment optimizes handling and helps prevent premature tire wear.

Look for tire damage. When you check pressure, inspect the sides of the tires for nicks, bulges, cracks and cuts. Such damage often cannot be repaired and will require replacement of the tire.

Stay balanced. If your car develops a shimmy (a back-and-forth vibration, usually felt through the steering wheel) at a certain speed, it’s possible that one of your tires has lost its balance weight. Having your tires re-balanced is a fairly inexpensive procedure.

Buy the right tire for the job. Most cars come with all-season tires, the tire equivalent of a jack-of-all-trades. If you live in the rust belt, consider a set of dedicated snow tires for the winter; they do wonders for safety. If you live where it’s always warm and dry, “summer” performance tires can vastly improve your car’s handling.

And most importantly:

Never hesitate to replace a worn or damaged tire. Tires are not cheap, but they are vital to the safety of you and your car’s occupants. Remember, the tires are the only thing that connect your car to the road. Advanced safety features such as antilock brakes and electronic stability control can’t do their life-saving jobs without four good tires. Take care of your tires — because whether you know it or not, you’re counting on them to take care of you. — Aaron Gold

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Old Tires Can Be Hazardous

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Driver & Tire Safety

As seen form the following special report video by ABC, having old tires on your vehicle can be extremely hazardous.

That’s never a problem at Dempsey’s Tire Center. Your safety is our concern.

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Are Winter Tires Worth It?

by on Jul.22, 2009, under Driver & Tire Safety

Many of us now use All-Season tires now year round. However, if you live somewhere that gets a little more snow, this video may be of interest to you. It shows that there is a definite performance difference between the All-season tires and Winter tires

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