7 Fun Independence Day Celebrations

July 1st, 2015

Tires & Auto Repair in Bloomington, IL

 Everyone looks forward to Independence Day…for many folks, it’s the real kickoff of summer, and of course the whole family loves the barbeque, fireworks and fun of July 4. At Don Owen Tire in Bloomington, IL, we wanted to do a quick roundup of July 4 traditions in a few towns around Central Illinois:

  • Bloomington, IN – The “other Bloomington” will be host to its annual Fourth of July Parade, with entries that include floats, equestrian groups, classic cars, marching bands, and other entries to show their patriotism and love of the Bloomington community. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and is preceded by a concert by the Bloomington Community Band, beginning at 9 on the courthouse square.
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Father's Day Destinations for the Entire Family

June 15th, 2015
Father's Day Bloomington, ILFather’s Day is coming up, and Dad might want to get out of Bloomington, IL for a day or two. Here are a couple of suggestions for fun destinations within a few hours’ drive: 
 
French Lick, Indiana – There’s so much to do in French Lick/West Baden, it’s been a vacation destination for over 100 years now. There’s the circa-1901 French Lick Resort, with Vegas-style gaming, horseback riding, spas, golf and activities for the kids…the French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel both harken back to the opulence and hospitality of old-school American hotels. 
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Summer Vacation Maintenance

June 1st, 2015

Tires & Auto Repair in Bloomington, IL

Summer’s here, and that means it’s time for weekend road trips and longer vacation drives. Is your car ready? Don Owen Tire is offering some discounts this summer to help you get on the road and save a few bucks at the same time:

  • Oil Change – Every car likes to run on a crankcase full of clean, fresh motor oil. Prevent buildup of gunk and sediment in your engine this summer with an oil change…and Don Owen Tire will sweeten the deal a little with a $5-off coupon (offer good through 8/31).
  • Brake Service – Don’t take chances on your brakes and your safety. If you’re noticing changes in braking performance or hearing noises from your brakes that weren’t there a month or two ago, it m ...[more]
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Keep Your Tires Healthy

May 18th, 2015
Tires in Bloomington, ILSelling tires in Bloomington, IL and surrounding areas, we know what an important role your tires play in your car’s overall safety and performance. Midwestern winters can be hard on road conditions and tires in Bloomington IL, so our techs at Don Owen Tire would like to share a few tips on how to get the most out of your tires:
  • Proper Inflation - At Don Owen Tire, you’d be surprised at how many tires in Bloomington, IL we see that are underinflated. Estimates show that as many as 60% of cars on the road are driving on tires that have low air pressure. This costs you money in two ways -- tires that are under-inflated will wear unevenly at the edges and are susceptible to overheating and possible failure (as well as handling poorly). Underinflated tires in Bloomington will also use as much as 2 ...[more]
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Website Launch Announcement: Don Owen Tire Launches New Site

April 20th, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website. The site features a fresh look, easy navigation and more focus on what the customer needs.

The new site offers inventory listings with pictures and specs. You can search a variety of ways including by vehicle and size.

With the addition of our blog, we are able to help inform and educate our customers on important tire and service information.

We invite you to visit our new website today.

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Beat the Heat with Air Conditioning Repair

July 7th, 2014
Escape the blazing sun of summer with Don Owen Tire, Bloomington, IL’s one stop destination for all air conditioning and auto repair during these hot summer months. Working diligently to provide customers with the best selection of auto repair and current services, Don Owen Tire is prepared for summer with $89.95 auto air conditioning recharge at both locations. Together with Don Owen Tire, never allow a small problem to transform into a major repair. Maintaining air conditioning repairs routinely is typically quick and economical, while a larger auto repair may not be.
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Don Owen Tire Offers Unbeatable Deals

October 31st, 2012
Locally owned and family operated Bloomington area Tire and Automotive Service Center Don Owen Tire has provided its communities with unbeatable service and great deals on quality tires since 1986. With two locations providing quality service by highly trained technicians, Don Owen Tire has fast, friendly, reliable car-care to keep their customers on the road.
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Don Owen Tire Celebrates 25 Years!

January 31st, 2011
Don Owen Tire Service Celebrates 25 years June 2011: Family Owned and Operated Don and his wife, Carole, opened Don Owen Tire Service, Inc. on June 2, 1986. For Don, selling tires was second nature with 23 years experience in the retail and wholesale tire business. Carole was new to the tire business but her organizational skills as a former teacher complimented Don and the business. Taking a chance as entrepreneurs on that second day of June 1986 25 years ago they founded their business on these simple standards: quality products, professional service at a reasonable price.
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Firestone Introduces The FS507+

January 27th, 2011
The Firestone FS507 PLUS is now available for sale in four sizes of varying load range. This new, premium fuel efficient steer/all position tire is SmartWay-verified, CARB compliant, and is suitable for long-haul and regional use. With this latest launch, our Firestone Smart-Way lineup for steer, drive and trailer wheel positions is now complete.
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