What kind of shape are your tires in? The national Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that a tire which is at least six years old has increased chance of what they call “catastrophic tread separation.” That means a blowout and that’s certainly not something you want to ever experience. Over the years tires are exposed to intense amounts of heat and oxygen which break down the tires adhesive bond. That bond is what holds the different layers of the tire together and if that bond breaks down it only stands to reason that the tire will collapse as well.
You can easily check the age of your tires by reading the D.O.T. Code which is imprinted on every tire. The last four digits of this code will tell you when the tire was manufactured. This is something you should really be on the lookout for especially when you buy a new car because you want to make sure you’re getting new tires as well. You should also keep an eye on the age of your spare tire because if that has become old it won’t do you any good if you need to replace another tire with it.
If you swap out your old tires for a new set you might be able to leave them behind at yourmechanic’s garage. However, it might be more affordable for you to do the tire replacement on your own. This will leave you with 2 to 4 tires that need to be properly disposed of. Although it might not look like it, a tire is considered hazardous material that can’t be thrown out in your weekly garbage pickup. The best course of action for an old tire would be to recycle it. A tire that is recycled is just like paper that is recycled: it’s chopped up and grinded until those small particles can be reformed into new material. In the case of tires that rubber is often used mixed in with asphalt which makes roads softer and quieter!
The last thing you want to do is have an old tire sit around in the back of your garage. That tire becomes a nesting ground for all sorts of nasty critters and bugs. It’s also just going to sit there rotting in the sun and causing a stink. The worst-case scenario would be if that tire were to catch on fire. There are some dumped yard tire fires which burn for months releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere. Not a pretty picture.
When you’ve got tires that you want to recycle and dispose of then you should be thinking about calling up Junk King Kansas City. This professional hauling company is dedicated to removing all kinds of junk from all kinds of environments. Tossing a bunch of tires on the back of one of their trucks is no big deal to the Junk King crew. While they’re at it they can also remove any other junk or garbage you might have piled up around your home. Getting rid of those old tires could just be the perfect excuse to get your spring cleaning project underway!
New York City has its Broadway. Los Angeles has its Hollywood bowl. Chicago has its great restaurants. So, what does Kansas City have to offer its residents? The answer is plenty! In fact a brief peek at the upcoming events calendar for Kansas City finds that there is a little something for everyone. Whether you like sports, music or unique museum experiences you’ll find it happening in Kansas City. Here’s a snapshot of what’s coming up in the next 30 days around Kansas City:
At the Union Station the touring exhibit “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” will be making a stop in just in time for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. What will be on display are actual artifacts retrieved from the wreckage of that infamous cruise liner.
Switching gears you’ll find that there are some exciting basketball championships headed into Kansas City at the Municipal Auditorium this includes the Big 12 women’s and men’s tournaments. And of course the Missouri Mavericks will be taking to the ice to the delight of many hockey fans.
Perhaps you’d like to sit back and take in some spectacular performances. Then the Kansas City ballet production of “Romeo and Juliet” is just the right ticket. For classic music lovers the Kansas City Symphony presents an evening of Tchaikovsky and Strauss. And the “Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil” will be making a stop in Kansas City at the Sprint Center. Anyone of those events would make for a memorable evening out on the town. It just goes to show you that Kansas City has a lot to offer its residents and visitors.
Enjoying those events means you need to set some time aside which is important because “all work and no play…” you know how the rest of that goes! If you’re one of those people who simply can’t relax until all the chores and errands are done then perhaps you should think about enlisting some help. This help could come in the form of professional junk haulers who can help you clear out the clutter of your home – Junk King Kansas City.
When it comes to your personal junk you have to make the decision as to what is going to be tossed out. For instance, many people hold onto old computers and monitors simply because they know they can’t be thrown into the garbage. But is there any reason to keep them in a closet or under a bed? The same can be said for an old mattress or busted dining room table sitting out in the garage. Just because you can’t throw it out the garbage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get rid of it. Designating a day for Junk King KC to come by your house and pick up all that junk will have you cleaning out the clutter in no time. Once all your junk is gone you can breathe a sigh of relief and truly enjoy some of the many events that are happening around Kansas City.
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