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The Tire Market: Post-Covid Uncertainties

When COVID-19 first reared its ugly head in March 2020, there was an immediate impact on travel. As lockdowns were initiated and people sheltered in place, they drove less; working from home replaced the daily commute, and vacation plans were shelved amongst the uncertainty. Nearly three years into the pandemic, life has returned to some […]

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Hottest Automotive Industry Trends of 2023

The new year is here and if you thought we’d be inching closer to something that looks like the 2019 automotive industry, think again! Prices continue to climb as minimalist EV’s continue to rule the road….and the “off-road.” The future is now. It’s sleek, modern and available for online purchase. Here are the top five […]

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Tips For a Summer Road Trip 2022

With Covid unofficially in the rearview mirror, and summer officially here, it is time to start planning your next summer road trip(s). There is something to be said about taking a road trip during the summer; the freedom, low stress and relaxation, and the simple joys that come with exploring the country through the rolled […]

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Wheel Industry Trends of 2022

“You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.” At least, that’s how the saying goes. However, as manufacturers look into improving every aspect of their vehicle designs, the wheels will be looked into like any other component. At Blackburn, we’re always looking to keep our customers up to speed on the latest trends and innovations in […]

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Benefits of Alloy Wheel Finishes

While alloy wheels are nothing new, their popularity has risen more and more due to their bevy of advantages. So, let’s run through some of those advantages and why Blackburn’s collection of OEM Alloy Wheels is so unique and high-quality. Alloy Wheels are Light-Weight: Compared to their steel counterparts, alloy wheels, commonly made from an […]

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Aluminum Alloy Wheels Vs. Steel Wheels Pros & Cons Guide

Choosing the right wheel for your vehicle is an extremely important decision that could affect you financially, both in gas mileage and the longevity of your wheels. When it comes down to it, there are two types of wheels to choose from: aluminum alloy wheels and steel wheels (or alloy rims and steel rims). Each […]

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How To Properly Mount a Wheel

Mounting a wheel is something most people do throughout their lifetime. While it may seem easy enough for most, your wheels are one of the most critical parts of your vehicle, so any work revolving around wheels must be done with absolute certainty. Let’s see where to start. All About Inspection Before grabbing your wheel […]

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A Guide to Different Types of Wheel Hubcaps

Finding the right hubcap type depends on a variety of necessary and preferred factors. You need to decipher use, look, and attachment style all while keeping an eye on your budget. Also, what’s the deal with wheel covers? Are wheel covers the same thing as hubcaps? As the largest privately held distributor of OEM (original […]

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The Wheel Refinishing Process

Replace or refinish? When it comes to assessing your OEM wheels and what to do next, that’s probably a question that has crossed your mind. At Blackburn, it is our goal to offer as many solutions to your needs as possible. Depending on the condition of your wheels, complete reconditioning and refacing might be an […]

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2021 Vehicle Trends

As predicted, 2021 vehicle trends continue to lean towards increased technology and decreased emissions. However, what no one could have predicted, were the changes in consumer behavior due to the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In what was a wild 2020, automakers are now ramping up 2021 production to cater to the rapid increase […]

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