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170 years of Rubber!

Well, rubber as we know it today.  People have been processing rubber for a long time.  It wasn’t until Charles Goodyear came and on this day June 24, 1844, he received the patent on Vulcanized Rubber.  He had been conducting trails for many years and figured out the process to ...

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Written on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by
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Just how many miles can you put on a set of tires?

If you’re like me, you want to get the most out of everything.  Who can blame us, right?  Getting the most out of your set of tires is important.  You want to pick the right tire that fits you driving habits, at the right price, and a good warranty.  However, there are vast...

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Written on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by
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Plug vs. Patch

We've all been there, we have a nail in the tire and we need to get it fixed.  What’s the right way to get it fixed?  In the days before radial tires, the plugs was a great fix, however, with the advent of radial tires, the plug was known to give the radial a undesirable ride and in ...

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Written on Monday, June 9, 2014 by
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Steel Radial Tires, improving your drive and saving you money!

Steel radial tires are the most common tire on the road today. The steel radial was introduced by Michelin in Europe in 1948.  Study the picture below and you will see the steel belts wrap all the way around the tire’s carcass.  The carcass is the halibut liner in which the tire is b...

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Written on Monday, June 2, 2014 by
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Why do we balance our wheels and tires?

We've all been there. We drive down the road and we are about to shake out of the driver’s seat.  Many different things could be wrong, from separated tire tread, rough road conditions, or it could be from an unbalanced wheel.  Think about a washing machine off kilter.  It will ...

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Written on Monday, May 26, 2014 by
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Tires and Gas Mileage

I can’t think of anyone who doesn't like to save money.  I can also think of quite a few people who like to do their part in keeping the Planet green. The tires on you car can help both of these cases.  When your tires are properly inflated, you can save up to 4% on you fuel economy!...

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Written on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by
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Valve Stems!

Sure we know that all tires have valve stems, but what are, why do they leak, how do they work? The valve stem is a small rubber stem that can be found on the inside of rim that the tire is wrapped around.  The valve moves in and out of place with air pressure.  An air tank with pressuriz...

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Written on Monday, May 12, 2014 by
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Why Tread Patterns are Important

There are many different tire tread patterns and they all serve the purpose of traction! From the racing tires, sometime referred to as slicks to all terrain tires, the surface of the circumference of the tire is at the business end of the deal.  Needless to say, there is only a small portion o...

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Written on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by
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What’s important when buying new tires?

In the March 18th post we talked about when to buy new tires, so this month we’ll touch on what’s important when buying new tires.  There are around 25 different components that make up a tire.  From the inner liner that keeps the form and holds in the air, to the fabric and st...

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Written on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by
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Yokohama Tires and Oranges, they have more in common than you think!

Happy Earth day! Today we take some time to do our part and help raise awareness of the Earth and all that it gives us.  Yokohama is just one of the many brands that we offer at Bowen Tire and Auto Service but the advances they are making just may surprise you! Yokohama is one of the world&rsq...

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Written on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by
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Decoding the side wall of your tire?

Reading the sidewall of a tire may seem like reading Greek to some.  But all of those numbers and letters on the side of tires have a very important message to tell. It’s not a secret code or hieroglyphics.  In order to describe what the sidewall is telling you, you need to know the ...

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Written on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by
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Summer Road Trip Tire Safety Tips

With summer right around the corner, it’s a great time to do some routine checks on you tires, including your spare tire and car jack.  Summer road trips are the last place you want to get stuck without a spare.  Simple steps now could save you a lot headache and the risk of being st...

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Written on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by
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Fun Tire Facts you may not have known!

Since its April Fools day, we thought about fooling you, but instead, we gathered some fun tire facts that you may not have known. The World’s Largest Tire is in Allen Park Michigan.  The tire is a 12-ton, 80 foot-tall tower of rubber that was built to withstand hurricane-force winds.&n...

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Written on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by
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How Your Tires Affect Your Car's Braking

Tires have just about everything to do with breaking.  Besides the brakes themselves, the tires are what cause the car to come to a stop.  The rolling resistance on the road makes it happen.  Considering your vehicle has only four tires, with the average tire surface area only being j...

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Written on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by
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When is it time to buy new tires?

When should you replace your tires? Some manufactures suggest that tires be replaced every six years regardless of use, while other manufactures give a maximum of 10 years or service.  Aging tires, whether from common use or damage can be prone to tire failure causing inconveniences such as len...

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Written on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by
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Curbs and Tires

Like water and oil, curbs and tires don’t mix. Ramming into curbs has a negative effect, as you could probably guess, on your tires and alignment.  The term curbing your tire in the proper sense of the word is turning your tire when you are on a grade so if your vehicle happens to get kno...

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Written on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by
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Retread Tires and Their Environmental Impact

We have all driven down the highway and noticed the remains of a tire on the side of the road.  This is retread from a bus, or delivery truck.  Retread tires are also used on airplanes and race cars let’s hope we don’t see those on the side of the road any time soon! Retreadin...

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Written on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by
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Foam Filled Tires and Run Flats, there is a difference!

Typical foam filled tires are reserved for riding lawn mowers to heavy equipment. The average passenger car is not going to have solid foam filled tires.  The ride would be ridged and the over all weight of the tires are going to out weight the advantages.  However with to the average cons...

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Written on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by
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The First Presidential Horseless Carriage!

Happy Presidents Day! In honor of President’s Day, let’s take a look back on the very first president to use the horseless carriage! William Howard Taft was President of the United States from 1909 to 1913.  Side note, President Taft was the only man to ever become president an...

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Written on Monday, February 17, 2014 by
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What is your Tire Pressure Monitoring System going for you?

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems and how they can help save you money! We've all been there, it’s a cold morning and you car dashboard light up like a Christmas Tree, and one light stays on, odds are, it’s you Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)!  When the weather is cold, your...

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Written on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by
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Hercules Tires Limited Warranty

Visit http://www.herculestire.com/media/59622/HERCULES_limitedwarranty.pdf  for the full details of the Hercules Tires Limited Warranty and Adjustment Policy for select Passenger, Light Truck and SUV Tires.

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Written on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by
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Yokohama Standard Limited Warranty

Standard Limited Warranty For Replacement Passenger Car, Light Truck And Temporary Spare Tires This limited warranty/adjustment policy provides for tire replacement under specified conditions. This policy applies to tires used in normal highway service (commercial applications excluded) displaying...

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Written on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by
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Hercules Tires Has a Long History with Bowen Tire & Auto

This week we’re going to high light one of our many great brands. Hercules Tires has been in business for more 60 years building a reputation as a powerful, industry-leading marketer and distributor of today’s most popular value brand tires!  Hercules believe that customers come fir...

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Written on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by
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Why Tire Tread Separates

Have you ever have a pet go nuts when you leave the house? Well that’s kind of what happens when tire treat separates. The tire goes nuts!  You may not have to keep an eye on your tires as much as you do your pet dog with separation anxiety, but you should keep an eye on your tread. ...

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Written on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by
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Tire tips for saving money and staying safe!

Our tires are not always on the top of our minds, but your tires are first line of defense to keeping you safe on the road. Here are a few ways to keep you safe and add some miles to your tires. Make sure the tire pressure is within the factory recommended tire pressure. According to th...

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Written on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
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Welcome to The Bowen Blog

We’re well into the New Year and we are celebrating a lot of new things here at Bowen Tire and Auto.  We would like to welcome you to the Bowen Blog!  With this New Year we have decided to serve you in a brand new way. We have created the Bowen Blog to inform you about tires and mayb...

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Written on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
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Bowen Tire Launches New Website

Bowen Tire services the automotive repair, tire, and wheel needs of those in Owensboro, KY, Franklin, KY, and Bowling Green, KY. Our dedication to honesty and quality service along with maintaining a loyal base of customers has helped us expand into three locations throughout the Owensboro, KY regio...

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Written on Monday, June 24, 2013 by
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Bowen Tire is a pillar of the Owensboro, KY community. Bowen Tire is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Owensboro, Kentucky area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Bowen Tire employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Bowen Tire. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Bowen Tire website or call us for personalized service.

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