A.O.K. Tire Mart offers tips to keep your car running safe in the summer months

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A.O.K Tire Mart is conveniently located at 200 W. Main Street.

Summertime is travel time. Floridians can’t resist the lure of sunny skies and the open road.

Before hitting the road this summer, A.O.K. Tire Mart encourages you to take several simple precautions to keep your family safe. Extreme heat and long drives can be tough on cars. Cracked hoses, leaky radiators, underinflated tires, and dirty filters can significantly lower your fuel efficiency, or worse, lead to a breakdown.

Tires are one of the most overlooked parts of a car. Approximately one out of 10 drivers checks their tire pressure correctly. But the truth is that an under-inflated, over-inflated, worn down or misaligned tire can be extremely dangerous, particularly in hot summer weather.

Tire pressure changes with the rising temperatures. It’s important to consult your owner’s manual or the sidewall of your tire to see what your tire pressure should be, or let the professionals at A.O.K. Tire Mart do it for you.

An under-inflated tire bulges outward and puts undo pressure on the sidewalls of the tire. With enough heat and pressure, that tire eventually will blow. An over-inflated tire, on the other hand, makes less contact with the road and can lead to hydroplaning in wet conditions.

A.O.K. Tire Mart encourages you to stop in for a free safety inspection, where the professionals will make sure your tires have good tread and that they will keep you and your family safe.

A.O.K. Tire Mart not only specializes in the retail and commercial end of new and used tires, they are also a full service car care center, offering all types of minor or major mechanical repairs. They specialize in auto and diesel engine repairs, mufflers, A/C repairs, transmission service, tune-ups, oil changes, brakes, shocks, and alignments.

They provide the finest in tire products. Uniroyal, Michelin, General and BF Goodrich offer tires for your tuner, sports car, passenger car, family SUV, sport truck, pickup truck, or off-road vehicle, with many options to fit your needs. They even offer 24-hour roadside assistance for your convenience.

A.O.K. Tire Mart offers nitrogen to fill your tires. Nitrogen maintains better tire pressure and keeps tires 20% cooler, prolonging the life of your tires and even using less fuel! They also have a wide assortment of custom wheels, custom dual exhaust systems, and any type of tire, from lawn mower or wheelbarrow tires to heavy equipment or semi tractor-trailer tires.

A.O.K. Tire Mart has its own transmission rebuilding shop for all vehicles. They offer automatic transmission replacement, new or rebuilt. And, they work with commercial and fleet vehicles.

A.O.K. Tire Mart is a family-owned and operated business, with owner Don Williams personally overseeing the company’s daily operations. Using his ‘hands on’ approach to make sure that each and every customer is handled with complete honesty, he gives the best service at the most competitive prices available in the area.

Remember, the next time you need your vehicle serviced in any way, stop in and see for yourself why A.O.K. Tire Mart is leading the way in automotive service. They are open six days a week for your convenience.

Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Call A.O.K. Tire Mart at 407-889-7074 for more information. Visit them at their new website aoktiremart.net or like them on Facebook for great specials and discounts.