What is an Airless Tire?

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You asked and we answered – What is an Airless Tire?

What is an airless tire?

Airless tires are exactly what they sound like – tires that do not require any air pressure. Found on some forklifts, construction equipment, riding lawn mowers, and motorized golf carts, airless tires free owners from the hassle of air leaks and flat tires. So why can’t we kiss air pumps, low-tire pressure warnings, and flat tires goodbye for good?

Unfortunately, airless tires may not become a standard in the future for passenger cars any time soon. The physics behind keeping cars on the road are much more complex than what is needed to move a lawn mower or construction equipment. High speeds, inclement weather, and needing to stop quickly are factors that all effect the engineering of our vehicles’ tires.

Despite plenty of research, engineers have been less-than-successful at recreating the comfort, safety, and efficiency that traditional air-filled tires can provide. According to Wikipedia, both Bridgestone and Michelin are currently developing air-free tires that claim to offer the ability to carry loads, absorb bumps, and provide handling similar to that of a traditional tire.

Here at Linus Cadillac Buick GMC, we want to know what you think: are airless tires the wave of the future, or should we stick to old trusty? Tell Linus in the comments!

OnStar AtYourService Gives You Free Stuff And Other Great Offers

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OnStar AtYourService gets you free, cool stuff with it’s ability to custom-tailor itself with your searches.

Marketing research firm Maritz found that Buick customers are 30% more likely to enjoy a book as a leisure activity. And it’s just this kind of data that Buick uses to custom-tailor the OnStar AtYourService offers.

 

The latest offer is the best kind: a free offer. From now until the end of the year, Buick customers subscribed to OnStar will be able to download two free books of their choosing from AudioBooks.com.

 

If you’ve never experienced them, audio books are a lovely way to enhance your commute. As Ian Small, Audiobooks.com president and COO, puts it, “Streaming audiobooks are a great way for drivers to discover a new favorite book while keeping their eyes on the road ahead.”

 

AtYourService doesn’t just offer free books, it’s a program designed to bring all sorts of great offers to Buick customers, such as offers on hotel rooms through priceline.com and location-based offers from retailers and restaurants.

 

As Duncan Aldred, global VP of Buick Sales, Service and Marketing says, AtYourService is just another part of how Buick makes “every drive more productive or entertaining.”