Integrity Tire December 2018

Here We Come A-Wassailing

Plan Your Family’s Christmas Caroling Party

HAVE SONGS PICKED OUT Will your caroling group perform classics like “Silent Night” or something silly like “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”? Get everyone on the same page, print out sheet music, and practice before the big night. DRESS FOR SUCCESS Some carolers wear matching scarves, while others go out in full Victorian-inspired costumes. Whatever dress code you decide on, dress for what the temperature will be after dark. You don’t want your caroling to get cut short because of frostbite. If you are caroling outdoors, add reflective tape and flashing lights to your clothing so your party can be seen by passing cars. DON’T MAKE EVERYONE SING One of your kids may be ready to rock around the Christmas tree, but what if another would rather get coal in their stocking than sing in public? That’s okay! pressurized air but by flexible polyurethane spokes, which help the tires absorb shock. Not only do these tires use less rubber than air-filled tires, but they are also immune to punctures and don’t require regular air pressure checks. One product that uses these tires is the Michelin X Tweel, which offers airless tires for certain lawn mowers, compact tractors, or UTVs. In passenger cars, these tires don’t provide a smooth drive at high speeds. However, tire makers are busy creating new designs to counter this small bump in development. AIR PRESSURE TIRES Many people find it difficult to maintain proper air pressure within their tires, but with new advances in tire technology, this inconvenience may become a thing of the past. New technologies are showing promise in self-pressurizing tires. On average, tires AIRLESS TIRES These tires are supported not by

Nonsingers can still participate in caroling by ringing silver bells or handing out candy canes at the door. BRING GIFTS Small goodies like bottles of cider, homemade Christmas cookies, or candy canes are always sure to spread holiday cheer. everyone deserves a treat. When you get back home, enjoy some traditional wassail or hot chocolate. Warm up, enjoy leftover cookies, and spend time with your loved ones. It takes a little planning to pull off a great caroling party, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Just try to have a good time. You don’t have to sound like a choir of angels to bring joy to the world. lose around two pounds of air pressure each month, and the lower the air pressure, the less gas mileage you’ll have. Sensors inside the tire will detect when pressure is too low or too high and adjust accordingly. This technology is already in use for military vehicles and heavy machinery. It may be only a short time before it will be implemented in passenger cars. Given these promising advances, we have much to look forward to in the future of tire technology. KEEP THE PARTY GOING! After a night of singing your heart out,

In some families, caroling is an annual event, while others stick to watching the characters sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” If you want to make Christmas caroling part of your holiday traditions, we have some tips to help make your outing the best ever. PLAN EARLY Calendars fill up fast around the holidays, so if you want to include people outside of your household in your caroling party, send out invitations early. You don’t want your caroling gathering to be a bust because all your guests had other plans. From the invention of the first motorized vehicle to today’s modern passenger car, the tire has undergone many changes. Because the tire is one of the key factors to keep your vehicle running properly and safely, it has improved as regulations and consumer demands increase. Here are a few new tire technologies that are helping vehicle performance. CAIS uses sensors located on the inner wall of a tire to monitor how the tire interacts with the road. These devices can detect different road conditions, such as wetness, dryness, slush, ice, or fresh snow. The information is then sent to the driver through a digital screen. The manufacturers of CAIS hope to take this technology a step further by developing the sensors to communicate with other vehicles. This would allow your car to predict the actions of a vehicle in front of you. CONTACT AREA INFORMATION SENSING (CAIS)

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