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This past two weeks have been full of great experiences and new opportunities!

Now, this week is al about catching up and preparing for a radio interview that I have on Friday. It will be on one of my favorite topics: saving money.

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My Uvalde Experience, part 1

My fabulous experience at the Uvalde Proving Grounds was sponsored by the great folks at Continental tires.

Uvalde, TX - Apr 12, 2014:  Guest of Continental Tire North America, Inc. take to the track at Uvalde Proving Grounds to test their tires in Uvalde, TX.

If you don’t know me, one thing you should know is that I love muscle cars (like the one in the picture, hint, hint.) I know the importance of tire rotation and maintaining proper inflation according to manufacturers’ standards.

Why do I know all this?

Because taking care of your tires can save you money and saving money is my specialty! However, when it comes to buying tires my brain doesn’t compute. Like many of us, I have to rely on my husband’s knowledge.

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Recently I had the opportunity to visit Continental Tire’s Uvalde Proving Grounds in Texas with an amazing group of colleagues to not only learn (a lot) about their brand spanking new TruContact tire but to also learn first-hand performing different driving tests.

First, we did a wet-braking test. That’s me in the photo above performing the break test with worn tries. Once I hit the brakes as hard as I could (per their instructions) the car slid a good 40 – 50 feet when compared to brand new tires, ¡ay mamá!  That’s the difference between oops and super scary stuff!

Later we saw the difference between having new tires on the front versus having them in the back when hitting a big puddle of water. I was excited about this one until I saw it. Boy, did it bring bad memories. Once upon a time, I had an accident because I hit a puddle of water… needless to say, I was not thrilled about driving. I definitely wanted to record this experience to show you what could happen and why good tires are important!

Don’t let any salesperson convince you that they need to be in the front!

Check out the video so you can see the difference by yourself:

There’s more! But that’s material for another post.

Do you have una amiga that you think this could help her? Remember, friends don’t let friends put 2 new tires on the front wheels. Please share this post with her.

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