CAR AND LIGHT TRUCK TIRES
CThere are many things that effect the way our vehicles feel when we drive them. Fewer make a difference more than tires. If one is running low or worn, we feel it. If one is out of balance - we feel it. If the tread is worn down, we feel it !
The tires on a car or light truck are obvious to most people - without them you wouldn't be moving - but the types of tires and what they are used for can be very confusing. The basic idea of what tire you should be using starts at what kind of vehicle you are driving. Heavier, larger vehicles will have tires that are suited for them, especially if they are vehicles like trucks designed for hauling heavy loads. Other tires are specified for sharp handling and maneuverability such as specialty tires for sport cars or rally cars.
Tire Maintenance is critical - and its simple and relatively inexpensive, yet its is very often neglected and it also always leads to premature wear. Keeping tires at their designed pressure is essential - this assures minimal stresses on the tire and reduces heat buildup. It also provides the best gas mileage. Tire rotations, balance and inspection are also very important, not only to get the most out of your tire investment, but to assure the safest possible operation. Also always monitor tire wear. There are indicators on most tires that allow you to know when your tread is wearing down and that it may be time for a replacement. Replacing tires when they need to be replaced and having them checked every time you get your vehicle serviced is a surefire way to keep you safe from danger and to avoid spending a lot of money suddenly due to accidents or flats.
For more information about tires in Grapevine, call us at 817-488-9200.