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News and Events

Oct 12, 2022

Sullivan Tire Acquires Central Tire in Maine

Sullivan Tire acquires Central Tire expanding their footprint to Sanford and Shawmut, Maine.

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News and Events

Sep 16, 2022

Massachusetts Inspection Sticker Rule Change

Massachusetts RMV is cracking down on inspection stickers with new rule changes starting November 1, 2022. Sullivan Tire has you covered with details regarding these upcoming changes here.

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MICHELIN Defender2 Tire
News and Events

Jul 12, 2022

MICHELIN Launches the New Defender2 Tire

The MICHELIN Defender2 tire has launched, and MICHELIN promises a high performing tire that lasts longer. Check out the Defender2 Tire product details here.

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Paul Sullivan delivers socks for the homeless to the team at Father Bills and MainSpring
News and Events

Jun 1, 2022

Sock Drive Success

Sullivan Tire’s Sock Donation event successfully collected over 40,000 socks to be donated to charitable organizations across New England.

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Person putting a charger for an electric vehicle into the charging outlet of the vehicle
Maintenance

May 19, 2022

Top 9 Tire and Auto Services for Your Electric Car

Your electric car doesn’t need the same services as your gas-powered car. Find out the top 9 routine tire and auto services for your electric car.

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C&R Tire logo and Sullivan Tire logo over an image of two hands shaking
News and Events

May 2, 2022

Sullivan Tire Acquires C&R Tire

Sullivan Tire acquires C& R Tire expanding their footprint to Worcester and Sturbridge, MA.

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Image of a tire plug being compared to a tire plug and patch combo
Tires

Apr 21, 2022

What is the Difference Between a Tire Plug and a Tire Patch?

A tire plug may be a quick fix but a tire patch and plug combo is the only real way to repair your tire.

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Photo of President and CEO of Sullivan Tire Company Joseph Zaccheo
News and Events

Apr 19, 2022

Sullivan Tire Company Names New President and CEO

The Sullivan Tire Family is proud to announce the promotion of Joseph M. Zaccheo to President and CEO of Sullivan Tire Company.

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Baseball on the field in Fenway Park
News and Events

Apr 15, 2022

Download the 2022 Boston Red Sox Schedule

Save the Sullivan Tire Boston Red Sox Schedule to your phone or desktop or grab one for FREE in a location nearest you.

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Pile of Socks
News and Events

Mar 11, 2022

Sock Drive for the Homeless

Donate new socks for those in need to any Sullivan Tire location until May 1, 2022.

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Mark Bellerose ASE World Class Technician
News and Events

Jan 27, 2022

Sullivan Tire Gains New ASE World Class Technician

Sullivan Tire has gained another ASE World Class Technician to the team.

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Moon in space
News and Events

Jan 19, 2022

MICHELIN Builds Airless Tire for Lunar Mission

MICHELIN teams up with Northrop Grumman Lunar Terrain Vehicle Team and many others to build airless tires for the ultimate off-roading vehicle in space.

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Markings on Tire Sidewall
Tires

Jan 11, 2022

What Do the Numbers and Letters on Your Tire's Sidewall Mean?

Don’t ignore these! Find out what the numbers and letters on your tire’s sidewall mean here.

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Car driving on a road
Safety

Dec 23, 2021

9 Things You Need to Check on Your Car Before a Road Trip

Make sure your car is road-ready. Here are 9 things you need to check on your car before heading out on a road trip.

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Summer vs All Season vs Winter Tires Image
Tires

Dec 6, 2021

What's the Difference Between Winter, Summer, and All-Season Tires?

There are two major differences between winter, summer, and all-season tires that can drastically change your traction and handling on the road. Learn more at sullivantire.com.

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Corroded Car Battery
Maintenance

Nov 2, 2021

7 Warning Signs You May Need a New Car Battery

Harsh New England weather can cause a weak battery to fail quickly. Here are 7 warning signs you may need a new car battery.

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Wellspring Logo
News and Events

Oct 26, 2021

Wellspring Multi-Service Centers | Donate Now

Donate Today: Wellspring Multi-Service Centers’ mission is to provide support and skills to people facing major life challenges.

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Man looking at tire tread pattern
Tires

Oct 18, 2021

How to Buy Tires: A Step-by-Step Guide

Not sure where to start when buying tires? Here are 4 easy steps to follow to give you confidence when buying your next set of tires.

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Wally the Green Monster at the Green Monstah Lemonade Stand
News and Events

Oct 7, 2021

Meet Wally the Green Monster

Meet Wally the Green Monster Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Fall Festival in Rockland, MA!

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Bagged Tires
Seasonal

Oct 4, 2021

How to Store Tires

It’s best to store your bagged tires indoors in a dry area. Learn 4 easy steps to make sure you’re storing your seasonal tires properly at sullivantire.com.

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Driving through fall leaves
Seasonal

Sep 10, 2020

6 Tips For Driving In The Fall

Check out these 6 tips for safe driving this fall in New England! Learn more at sullivantire.com

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Road Emergency Triangle
Safety

Jul 16, 2020

Roadside Emergency Kit Checklist

Be prepared for any road emergency by creating your own roadside emergency kit! Download the Sullivan Tire & Auto Service essentials checklist today.

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Penny Test on Tire Tread Depth
Tech Tips

Jul 9, 2020

DIY Tire Tread Check

No tools needed! All you need is a penny to find out the tread depth on your tires.

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Disinfecting a Dashboard
Safety

Apr 27, 2020

How to Clean Your Car for Coronavirus

At Sullivan Tire & Auto Service, we fully understand the concerns our customers have about exposure to COVID-19, or the coronavirus.

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Winter tires driving on a snowy road
Seasonal

Nov 5, 2019

Winter Driving Prep Checklist

Make sure your car is road-ready for the winter and prepared for the messy slush, rain, snow, and ice with Sullivan Tire’s Winter Driving Prep Checklist.

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Digital Parts Image
Maintenance

Aug 29, 2019

10 Basic Preventative Maintenance For Your Car | Sullivan Tire and Auto Service

Although you may get the occasional oil change or maintenance on our vehicles when it's absolutely necessary or in the case of an emergency but to keep your vehicle running smoothly, all types of preventative maintenance should be done on your vehicle regularly.

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Technician removing nail from tire
Tires

Aug 29, 2019

How To Repair A Tire

Tires need to be repaired from the inside out and for your safety, never use a tire plug. Learn how to repair a tire for good with Sullivan Tire.

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Tire sidewall including the tire size
Tires

Aug 28, 2019

How to Find Your Tire Size

The tire size for your specific vehicle and wheels can be found in two places.

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Man changing a flat tire
Safety

Aug 28, 2019

Flat Tire

Learn how to safely change a flat tire and be prepared for any future emergencies with Sullivan Tire and Auto Service.

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Check Engine Light
Safety

Aug 28, 2019

Why Your Check Engine Light May Be On

There are so many reasons why your check engine light may be on. Find out more and let Sullivan Tire and Auto Service assist you with the diagnostics.

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car gas gauge on empty
Safety

Aug 28, 2019

Run Out Of Gas

Here are 3 things to do if your vehicle runs out of gas and you're stuck on the road. Learn more at sullivantire.com.

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Person holding car battery jumper cables
Safety

Aug 28, 2019

How To Jump Start A Dead Battery

If you have a dead car battery, safely follow these 10 steps to get you back on the road. Learn more at sullivantire.com.

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man standing over an overheating car
Safety

Aug 28, 2019

6 Steps To Take If Your Vehicle Is Overheating

If you're on the road and your vehicle starts to overheat, follow these 6 steps to maintain safety and your car’s components.

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