BIDDEFORD, BANGOR, AUGUSTA AND FALMOUTH, ME…
Besides showers, taxes and the start of another baseball season, April means celebrating Earth Day. With the celebration of Earth Day, many people make a more concerted effort to try to be more environmentally friendly and start recycling more. For Haley’s Tire and Service Centers, a third-generation tire retailer and service center, recycling is a 365/24/7 activity.
At each of its four locations—Biddeford, Bangor, Augusta and Falmouth—Haley’s Tire engages in a broad range of recycling activities, most notably tire recycling. Old tires from Haley’s are shredded and then mixed with asphalt to create a rubberized asphalt product. This not only helps reduce the cost and environmental impact of disposing of these tires, but offsets the cost in creating asphalt for roadway projects and repairs.
“There’s no denying the impact cars have on the environment. It’s not that people want to harm the environment but they also have to get to work, school, stores and other places,” said Tim Haley, owner of Haley’s Tire. “As people who earn our living servicing automobiles, it is incumbent on us to do everything we can to mitigate the impact cars and trucks have.”
Some of the other recycling efforts that Haley’s participates in include:
- Recycling anti-freeze – Haley’s takes the anti-freeze taken from vehicles through service repairs and, after the antifreeze has been processed on-site, reuses.
- Re- using motor oil – All four Haley’s Tire locations are heated via waste oil furnaces. This enables Haley’s to heat their shops with the oil emptied during oil changes. That removes the costs and environmental impacts of disposing of used oil.
- Battery exchange – Haley’s also participates in a battery exchange program. Old batteries are not disposed of at a landfill, but properly recycled.
“We sell national tire products like Goodyear, Kelly Tires and others, but when you get right down to it, we’re a Maine company. My family has been here for years, as have families of many of our staff members,” said Haley. “The bottom line is that we care very much about the environmental health of the communities that we serve. That’s why we take on these recycling initiatives year round and we’ll continue to look for more ways to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner.”
For more information about Haley’s Tire, including store locations and directions, please visit www.haleystire.com .
About Haley’s Tire
Founded in 1970 by Frederick Haley and Frederick J. Haley, Jr., Haley Tire is a third-generation tire retailer and service center with locations in Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford and Falmouth. Haley Tire is an authorized Goodyear, Dunlop and Kelly Tires dealer. Haley Tire’s repair offerings include oil changes, alignments, brakes service (including free brake inspections), transmission maintenance, computerized engine analysis and much more.
For more information on Haley’s Tire, including store hours, locations and directions, please visit www.haleystire.com or call 207-781-3136.