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!
Whether you’re cruising with the windows down on a hot summer day or blasting heat in the winter, one of everybody’s favorite activities while driving is to turn up the radio and jam along to their favorite songs. If you’re getting bored of your usual station, here are a few other top Florida radio stations.
Florida is a diverse place and its population has a diverse taste in music. The only Top 40 station to make the list of ten most popular stations was Power 96. Other options include 101.5 Lite FM, which caters a healthy dose of lite rock, easy listening, and adult contemporary music, and Magic 102.7, which focuses on classic hits from the 70s and 80s
As far as other styles goes, 99.9 Kiss Country is the top country station, while several other stations focus more closely on a Spanish-speaking audience. El Zol 95.7 has a Spanish Tropical format, DJ106.7 follows a Spanish CHR format, and and Z92 mixes a few English songs into a music library that generally plays salsa and other upbeat musical styles. Another option for music that strays outside of
the mainstream is 91.3 WLRN, which is both public radio and a classical music station.
If sportscasting is more your thing, you can choose between SportsRadio 560 and SportsTalk 790, also known as “The Ticket.”
Florida radio stations appeal to a variety of tastes and personalities. Regardless of where you are, you are sure to find a type of music you like, or maybe even just a talk show to listen to. No matter what, we all like to be entertained on the road and here at Linus, we’re no exception!