There's a lot to know when it comes to tires. Take a look at these videos to get up to speed on the importance of proper tire maintenance and how to know if it's time to replace your tires.
A vehicle asks a lot of its tires. By learning how to identify wear and decipher your tire's sidewalls, you'll be better prepared to deal with the issues that arise when rubber meets road.
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The right tire can completely change the way your vehicle drives, affecting everything from traction to handling to fuel efficiency. Before you buy a tire, make sure you know what you're getting.
The size of your vehicle and the conditions under which you'll be driving will determine which tires are best suited for your needs. See your Service Advisor for expert advice.
Check your owners manual or the Tire and Loading Information label located on the driver side door edge or post to find the correct size for your vehicle.
All tires have a DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN) on the sidewall. The last four digits represent the week and year the tire was made. NHTSA recommends checking this date when purchasing tires, along with knowing the vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire replacement timeframe. Look on both sides of the tire. The TIN may not be on both sides.
Sometimes you need the help of an expert to get your tires back to peak performance. That's where we come in. Let us know what the issue is and find out how we can help get you back on the road in no time.
Maintain your vehicle's tire pressure at the amount recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Pressure that's too low will result in poor fuel economy and clumsy cornering; too high and the vehicle could experience reduced traction or even a tire blowout.
Ensure even wear on all four tires by regularly rotating their positions on your vehicle. Several factors can affect tire wear, including differing weights on the front and rear axles, mechanical issues and how tightly you turn to the left versus the right.
The cause of the air loss will determine how the tire is repaired. A rapid leak indicates a punctured tire, while a slow leak suggests that the wheel bead or sidewall is damaged. In some cases, it may be better to replace the tire instead of repairing it.
Regularly aligning your vehicle's wheels will reduce tire wear and ensure that you don't pull to one side when driving. You can also adjust the wheel alignment to achieve handling characteristics for specific applications.
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