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It’s going to be fun in the sun this summer at Hartsuff Park in Rockland, MA! Our team here at Sullivan Tire has partnered with KaBOOM!, Yokohama, the town of Rockland, and Play Areas for Rockland Kids (P.A.R.K.) to build a new playground in Hartsuff Park. We are looking to have around 200 volunteers for the actual “Build Day” on Saturday, June 25th, and we are well under way to reaching that number.
Back in April, a “Design Day” was held in Rockland to start the process of creating the ideal playground. The day consisted of three parts: a site walk through, a child engagement portion, and a community meeting.
The site walk through was to familiarize ourselves with the area and to start thinking of ideas of what we wanted the playground to look like.Taking measurements at Hartsuff Park
After the walk through, Sullivan Tire, KaBOOM!, Yokohama and the Rockland community sat down with the children from the town to draw their idea of a dream playground. The children came up with excellent ideas, and we were able to use these drawings as the foundation for the customized playground.The children of the Rockland community. Children of Rockland displaying their dream design for a playground.
Then, it was time to get to do a bit of detective work! The community meeting held after the children’s engagement was to interpret their drawings into creating a playground that held true to the visions they created. Were the children looking for something to climb on? Were they looking for something to swing from? These questions were used to decipher what the children thought would be fun.Artwork from the Rockland children on their dream playground.
The Rockland community along with Sullivan Tire and Yokohama were presented with three different playground designs from KaBOOM! based off the drawings and suggestions. The winning design was chosen, and we’re excited to see it come to life!
So, on Saturday, June 25th, rain or shine, we are going to build the dream playground!
If you would like to volunteer your time for this wonderful cause, there is still time! No experience is neede. Gloves, t-shirts, breakfast, and lunch will all be provided. Please click on this link to fill out a waiver form and signup: https://www.tfaforms.com/421248.
Join us for a Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, June 11th in Marlborough, MA at “The Park” located behind Regal Cinema! The event will go from 10am-1pm and we’ll have one of our commercial trucks on display!
Stop by with the family to see some cool trucks and cars!
Watch this video to learn how we can help keep you on the road!
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The Sullivan Tire team handed out our Red Sox magnets and spread Irish cheer down in Ft. Myers on St. Patrick’s Day! Paul Sullivan, VP of Sullivan Tire, greeted fans prior to the Red Sox game.
How are you celebrating the holiday? Do you have any traditions? Leave us a comment below!
Have you ever been stranded due to a dead battery? What did you do? Nothing is worse than hearing that dreaded churning sound when you try and start your car on a cold, winter morning.
With most car parts, like your tires or brakes, you can typically see or feel the wear and tear, letting you know it’s a good time to get it checked out or replaced. With a battery, you typically don’t know there’s trouble until you’re in it. That’s why it’s a good idea to get it checked before it’s too late.
How often should I get my battery checked?
We recommend testing your battery once a year, preferably before the New England cold weather hits. The first sign of a failing battery is poor cold weather performance. If the battery struggles to start your vehicle on a cold morning, you should have your battery tested immediately. In many cases, your battery may fail with little or no warning.
What is included in a battery check?
At Sullivan Tire, we don’t just take a quick look at your car’s battery; we check the entire charging system. That means we’re looking at your battery, alternator, drive belt, starter, wires, cables, and your charging systems overall condition.
How much does a battery check cost?
Nothing! It’s free right now at Sullivan Tire!
How much does a new battery cost?
Usually somewhere in the $99 – $130 range.
How long does a battery last?
Anywhere from three to six years depending on use, construction and routine maintenance performed.
When is the last time you’ve had your battery checked? Sullivan Tire has all the tools and training necessary to properly test your battery. Should you need a new one, we can typically install it in the same time it takes to change your oil.
With Winter Storm #Jonas on it’s way towards New England, it’s important to be prepared for the challenges wet weather can cause, especially on the roads. We’ve put together this quick Storm Preparation Checklist to help you ready your vehicle for the impending winter weather.
Tips For After the Storm:
Peering out the window the morning after a storm, you may feel a rush of joy seeing bright, white, snow covering your neighborhood. That feeling will quickly fade when you remember you’ve got to dig out your car and clean it off before getting to work in the morning. If you’re like me, and not a “morning person”, you may feel the urge to rush through this final step in order to make it to work on time. However, no matter how cranky, coffee deprived, or late I may be, I always pay attention to the following:
The Roof: We’ve all seen them. Those vehicles with a stack of snow about two feet high on the roof, barreling down the road. Sure it looks comical and ridiculous, but it can also be very dangerous. That snow can freeze over, break off and hit another vehicle causing major damage. A few states have passed laws against driving with snow and ice on a vehicle, and for the sake of your fellow commuter’s safety, it’s always wise to clear your roof off.
Lights: The instinct to clear your car for your own visibility is natural, but what about the visibility of other motorists? Clear your headlights and brake lights of snow and ice to improve your visibility, and help your vehicle be seen by other motorists.
What tips do you have for keeping your car safe and prepared during winter weather? Let us know in the comments!
How does Dustin Pedroia train during the off-season? Listen to the clip below to hear about some of his off-season training routines.
It sure is nice to think about baseball with these cold temperatures in New England, right? 58 days until the first Spring Training game! :-)
Are you ready for winter driving? Take a listen to the clip below of Dustin Pedroia and Paul Sullivan discussing driving in the snow!
We have plenty of All-Season and Snow Tires in stock should you be in need. Give us a call at 877-592-TIRE! Take a look at our Top 3 Winter Driving Tips below:
Check Your Tires: Your tires are the only thing keeping your car connected to the road, so you want to make sure that your tires can handle whatever surface changes (snow, ice, slush, etc) you may encounter.
Prepare Your Windshield: Having good wipers is essential to keeping your windshield and visibility clear. Make sure you’ve topped off your windshield wiper fluid and have an extra bottle of fluid in the car, just in case!
Fill It Up: You’ll go through more gas during the winter season. If the temperatures really drop, you could be at risk for gas line freeze up. Try to keep your tank from dipping below the halfway point throughout the winter.
You can stop by any Sullivan Tire for a free tire inspection and air pressure check, to ensure that you’re ready and prepared for any impending road changes.
The weather is beginning to get colder and snow flurries have been seen in most of New England. It’s important to be prepared for the challenges winter weather can cause, especially on the roads. Here are a few simple and quick tricks to make sure you and you’re vehicle are ready for whatever the weather has in store.
Check Your Tires: Your tires are the only thing keeping your car connected to the road, so you want to make sure that your tires can handle whatever surface changes (snow, ice, slush, etc) you may encounter. You can stop by any Sullivan Tire for a free tire inspection and air pressure check, to ensure that you’re ready and prepared for any impending road changes. If your tire treads are too worn to handle the demands of snow, we have unbeatable deals right now that you can take advantage of.
Prepare Your Windshield: You know how you only remember you need new wipers when it’s raining? Well that’s true for snow too! Having good wipers is essential to keeping your windshield and visibility clear. Also, you’ll go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid clearing away the falling snow, or salt and sand from treated roads. So, make sure you’ve topped off your windshield wiper fluid, and have an extra bottle of fluid in the car, just in case!
Fill It Up: Between taking a few extra minutes to warm up the car in the morning, to idling in slow moving traffic, you’ll go through more gas during the winter season. Plus, if the temperatures really drop, you could be at risk for gas line freeze up. Try to keep your tank from dipping below the halfway point throughout the winter.
Stay safe out on the roads and let’s hope for a milder winter than last year!