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Celebrating Soccer

This season, we're telling the stories of the players. The fans. The people who make this sport more than a game - but a way of life. Take a look.

SOCCER SPOTLIGHT: Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers, Midfielder

We sat down with Diego Valeri ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The Portland Timbers player provided some insight into the team, his goals, and Timbers fans. He also told us about a funny travel story, so be sure to read through to the end!

Q. How important is team camaraderie?

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Soccer Spotlight: Bradley-Wright Phillips, Striker, New York Red Bulls

This weekend is a big one for New York soccer fans as New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls face off in the NY Derby.

The Red Bull’s Bradley Wright-Phillips is ranked second in scoring with 63 goals since the start of 2015. He will go head to head with New York City FC’s David Villa who ranks first in scoring with 67 goals.

Wright-Phillips is the MLS record-holder for most goals over a four-season span, with 85 from 2014-17.

See what he had to say when we sat down with him at the beginning of the 2018 Major League Soccer season!

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Why Proper Alignment Is Important For Your Tires

Your mechanic may often recommend that an alignment service be performed on your vehicle and it’s a good idea to do so about every six months – or immediately if you’ve hit something that could have caused damage.

What exactly is the alignment? It is an important suspension-tuning tool that influences the operation of your vehicle's tires. The alignment of your car describes a complex system of suspension angles that are being measured and a variety of suspension components that are being adjusted.

Proper alignment is key to tire wear, comfort, and fuel efficiency.

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It’s Not Just A Game

All season long, Continental Tire is Celebrating Soccer by helping tell the stories of players and fans who make our game so special. Whether it’s our three hour drives to and from practice with dad, a relentless commitment to improving ourselves as players, a passion for growing the sport, or the friendships and family we find and grow closer to over our shared love as fans, we all have a soccer story to tell.

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Continental Tire Celebrates You: Joao Barbosa – The Family Man

Away from the track, you might not even know that Joao Barbosa races cars for a living. An all-around family man, Barbosa and his wife Mariana, along with their two sons (Rodrigo 14, Gil 11) recently moved from Ormond Beach, Florida to Davidson, North Carolina.

Not only is the family’s new home closer to the Action Express Racing shop, it also allows for the adventurous family to explore their new surroundings with North Carolina providing much to offer in the way of active lifestyles.

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How Long Does a Tire Last?

There is no way to tell exactly how long a tire will last but it’s important for consumers to note that tires do, in fact, have a lifespan. That lifespan depends on a combination of factors including a driver’s habits, tire design, climate, road conditions, and service of the tire.


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Seven Tips For Storing Tires

A new season is creeping up on us and for many parts of the U.S. that means making the switch to a different set tires. But what should you do with the tires you take off your car? Heat, ozone and exposure to the elements influence a tire’s aging process but you can prolong the life of your tires by properly storing them. Here are a few tips to help you extend the life of your stored tires.

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