New Car Tires

July 3, 2015

Make sure to go to Regular Maintenances

Maintaining the vehicle is key to keep it in the best working condition. Whenever you are getting your car fixed, there is hardly a more qualified individual to handle the repairs than when you are entrusting your car to ASE master technicians. Of course, you will need to be able to find one you can trust whenever you are taking your vehicle in for auto repair work. There are a few things you should be looking for whenever trying to find a professional to work on your car. This will help you to get better work done on your car and could even mean that you are able to get the help you need so that you will be able to pay less money for your vehicle being fixed. Getting Tips from AAA Some driving organizations like AAA have been known to rate all of the different mechanics you can hire to work on your car. They will recommend certain mechanics so you will be able to take your car to someone you know you can trust. If you are going by these, it is important to find out when AAA rated the mechanic. Not all of the recommendations are sound ones. This is because after getting the recommendation, not all garages will maintain their credibility. You will have to do a little research on your own to find out more about the mechanic. Those who are members will be able to get the latest information as well as information on when the garage was reviewed last by AAA. How we can help Keep your Vehicle working Efficiently There are review sites which will allow you to read all about the mechanic and the work they do. You will be able to discover whether they have the ability to fix small and major problems alike. This will help you to make sure that you are hiring a good mechanic to fix your car. Always make sure that you are reading all of the unbiased reviews so that you can trust what you are reading. Some will try to provide bogus reviews to persuade you to hire a different mechanic. As long as you know that the review is not coming from someone related to any other garages, you will be able to trust what you are reading. Not all car repairs can be conducted in the same way. Some need to be handled by a specialist for certain types of cars. Part of this has to do with the diagnostic codes that are read whenever a scan of the computer is run. These codes give the mechanic clues as to what is going on inside of the engine without having to do any work to find the problem. If the mechanic does not have the machinery to interpret the codes properly, they will not be able to complete the work as promised. Make sure to contact us, and we can schedule an appointment to inspect the vehicle for you.  
June 18, 2015

Tire Alignments should not Be Ignored

The tires on your vehicle are important. They help the vehicle to travel efficiently and with ease. If you notice that the vehicle travels crooked down the road, it could be an issue with the tires. The vehicle might have had a problem with the frame from a car accident. Sometimes the problems with going straight down the road are not so obvious, such as in the case of your tires. The tires need to be regularly aligned so that you know when you go down the road, you are going in a way that all tires are evenly touching the surface of the road. Not having your tires properly aligned can cause all sorts of issues from low gas mileage to uneven wear on the tires that could result in getting a flat or needing a new tire. Poor Alignment can cause issues with the Tires Tires that remain unaligned for a significant amount of time will wear unevenly. Even if you get the tires rotated, it could be enough to set the tire apart from the others so that it is not usable within the set of four you have. Since you are having the tires checked and rotated, it just makes sense to have them place the car on the machine and check the balance and alignment of them. It usually takes less than an hour to complete. This way you can help ensure the vehicle is in the best condition possible for when you will need to drive it. If you ever notice anything out of the norm, it is always important to contact us as soon as possible so we can fix it. What is an Alignment A tire alignment is a process that auto mechanics do on a machine to keep your tires in balance. When you get a new set of tires or have your current ones rotated, it is not as simple as simply stuffing them back over the rims and sending you away down the road. The tires need to be carefully checked so that they all face the same angle and will wear in the same manner as the car goes down the road. Even being off a degree or two from the rest of the tires could cause uneven wear. Our ASE master technician will drive your car up on a device with a measuring plate under each tire. How Alignments are Beneficial When you get your tires aligned it means that all of the tires are in the correct balance. When they are not in the correct balance, then the problems can creep up. One tire might wear faster than another one, making you have to buy tires sooner rather than later because one is worn out. Any improper tire alignment can also mess with the gas mileage your car gets. If the tires are fighting each other to go down the road, it is extra work the engine is doing that you are not even aware of. By having the tires with the right tire pressure and being balanced, they will get optimum fuel efficiency and gas mileage.  
March 6, 2015

Maintaining the Tires on Your Vehicle

Part of owning a vehicle is that you want to keep it in the best condition possible. One part that is often overlooked until there is an issue is the tires. The maintenance of your tires can be a fairly easy thing to do and can save time, energy, money, and maybe even a headache or two. Many people do not think of, or worry about maintaining their tires. Between regular visits, make sure that you inspect the tires yourself. Check the tires for the correct air pressure in them. Also make sure the tread is wearing properly. If the tread is uneven, the tires are probably rotating incorrectly. We can inspect the tires to see if a rotation or an alignment would be needed. Tire Pressure is Important It is a good idea to check your tire pressure on a consistent basis. Once a month or is a good rule. Some more recent model vehicles have a built in computer that do this for you. A warning will show up when a tire is low on air pressure, and which one is the culprit. But for those of us who need to do this on our own, buy yourself a reliable air pressure gauge and keep it in your glove department. Also you can bring your vehicle in so we can inspect the tire pressure for you. If you start to notice one tire is lower than the rest, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it. More than likely there is a leak somewhere in the rim or tire, so it is important to bring it in as soon as possible. Inspect the Spare Tire Besides checking the tires, also make sure you check the spare tire. This is important because you will have to rely on your spare tire until you go to a place where the regular tire can be repaired or replaced. If you are not sure where the spare tire is in your vehicle, we can alert you to where it is. It is also recommended that you know how to replace the tire. When driving on the spare tire, you should not drive more than fifty miles per hour. Also, you should not drive more than fifty miles in distance on the tire. This is because the tire is smaller than the standard size tires and is designed as a temporary solution until the tire can be repaired or replaced. Why the Tires are Important As mentioned before, it is important to check your tires’ air pressure every so often. It is just as important to check the air pressure in your spare tires. Imagine you reach in to get the spare tire and it is flat. This can happen very easily if you fail to check the air pressure on your spare tire often. Sitting around doing nothing tends to sap the air out of tires. Rims can easily leak air if not completely sealed, especially in the cold winter months. We can also inspect the spare tire for you so it is able to be used when you need it to be.  
November 10, 2014

How the Tires Benefit Your Vehicle

The tires are an important part for your vehicle. They have contact between the surface of the road and your vehicle. Without the tires, your vehicle will not even operate. The tires also help you to control the vehicle when you drive. You simply cannot have the handling, fuel efficiency, and braking power that you need to have complete control over your vehicle without the proper tires. There are plenty of things to know about tires that many are unaware of. Learning more about your tires is a great way to understand why you must work to keep them in shape, and why you must get new ones as soon as your tires show drastic wear and tear. Without proper tires, your chance for an accident to occur could increase. Tires Help with Fuel Efficiency The tires have direct control over the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. The air pressure in your tires is the one aspect that completely controls this efficiency. When the tires are under inflated or over inflated, it can lead to poor fuel mileage. The vehicle will then have to work harder to handle the change in pressure on the road. If the vehicle has to work harder, it will cause more fuel to burn than what it typically should. One of the best ways for you to stay safe on the road in bad weather is to have tires that exist to handle those conditions. If you are looking for tips on winter driving, know that your tires have a direct effect on your handling and your safety on the road. You will be able to purchase tires that can handle the ice and snow with better effectiveness. Rotation is Key If you are trying to avoid new tires for as long as possible but want to be safe on the road, have your tires rotated. This helps to even out the wear and tear on your tires, helping to give them as long of a life as possible. Tires that are rotated can also lead them to wear evenly when you drive. This is beneficially because the tread will be in the best condition possible, as long as it can. Air Pressure and Safety Safety on the road is key for anyone who is operating a vehicle. Most people fail to realize that the air pressure in your tires will control more than fuel efficiency. Over inflated or under inflated tires can flatten or burst while driving. This creates an unsafe scenario in which the driver can lose control on the road. If you want to be as safe on the road as possible, you need to regularly check the inflation of your tires and adjust the air pressure as necessary. Look to your owner’s manual for the proper tire inflation numbers for your tires and vehicle. We can also recommend what the proper air amount should be based on your vehicle and tires. The tires are also the key to your control on the road, the amount of gas that you burn, and your safety on the road. This is the reason why you should pay attention to the tires that you have on your vehicle and should work to care for those tires. If you fail to give proper attention to them, you will find that you ride is not as smooth and that you are not as safe on the road as you should be.
July 21, 2014

Know how to Drive on Wet Roads

Typically, you will experience rainy conditions at some point during the year and it is important to know how to drive and handle your vehicle in such situations. Driving in such circumstances can be dangerous but there are certain things you can do to prevent something bad happening. Things to consider are the tread on the tire, type of tire, and how you drive in these conditions in general. If you notice anything that is out of the norm, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect it and check the tires to ensure they are in the best condition possible. Why the Tread on the Tires are important The tread on your tires is extremely important. Tread helps your tires adhere to the road, especially during the rain. After a lot of time spent driving down the road, the tread on your tires can start to wear away. You will then need to invest in a new set of tires. If you are unsure if you are in the market for new tires the first thing you should check is your tread depth. Do this by using a tread depth gage or you can also use a penny. Ideally, the tread should be one sixteenth of an inch deep. Without proper tire tread, driving in any conditions can be dangerous and you are more prone to a flat or blown tire. To avoid this consider checking your tire tread once a month. Improve the Traction with good tires When the tires are wet they can skid or hydroplane when the surface of the road is wet, or has accumulated a film of water. The tires cannot channel the water away through the treads, causing the tires to lose traction. However, there are precautions you can take to keep yourself safe during wet conditions. One thing you should never do is drive on wet surfaces with bald tires. When the tread on your tires is worn down it cannot grip to the road as well. If the roads are wet then you should reduce your speed. Also make sure to extend the normal safe distance between you and other vehicles. Since it is harder to slow down and stop during these conditions, keep in mind the three-second rule to brake effectively. Avoid using your cruise control in wet weather. If your tires lose traction while driving, it is possible the vehicle will accelerate because the computer reads a reduction in rpm, making for an even more dangerous situation. Know how to drive if the roads become wet Typically, wider tires will perform better in wet conditions when compared to more narrow tires. The performance can also depend on the tread pattern. Wide tires can easily trap water underneath while driving down the road making efficient water removal channels also known as sipes. Narrow tires can get away with having fewer sipes because they are not as inclined to trap water underneath. Since they have a higher contact pressure and can move the water out of the way. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. We can also recommend what the best type of tires should be for the vehicle. This can help improve the safety and reliability of it.