Tires & Wheels: Tire Rotation
Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of
each tire on the car.
rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum
life from your tire investment.
Refer to your owner's manual for the
recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval
of 6,000 miles is recommended. The rotation pattern varies with different
makes and models, which shows the tire locations during rotation. Some
vehicles have different size tires on the front and back or directional
tires. This limits the locations that a tire may take on the vehicle. When
in doubt, check the owner's manual or consult a professional technician at
Automotive Specialty Services for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers
a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It's another
step you can take to maximize your tire investment.
Keep an eye out for these common
signs that you may need new tires or service. If your vehicle exhibits any
of these symptoms, Bring it in for us to look at:
When driving, your car
pulls to one side or the other.
You notice rhythmic
Your tires are wearing
Your tires won't maintain
proper air pressure.
Shakes at Highway
Low speed wobble in
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What do those numbers on your tires represent?
The numbers in the tire size refer to its width,
aspect ratio, and wheel diameter. "185/75R14" means the tire is
185 mm wide, has an aspect ratio (that is, the width divided by
the height) of 75%, and fits on a 14" rim.
"R" means radial tire. They're all radials nowadays. Speed
ratings are usually inserted before the "R." The most common
speed ratings are HR (good for 130mph), VR (149 mph), and ZR
(more than 149 mph).
Servicing all of your tire needs from tire repair or
replacement to wheel alignment, tire balancing, and rotation. While we
are servicing your tires, we can inspect your brakes and suspension
Services in Avon Ohio, we
offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle. Let our
professionals help you find the right tires for your car.
Improve your vehicle's handling, increase tire life, and
drive with safety by checking your tires every month to
insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air
figuring out when you need new tires
Bad tires can make your vehicle
difficult to drive or create a driving hazard, because
balding or misaligned tires will slip in certain weather
conditions. In addition, if your tires are not properly
inflated, by being under or over inflated, your ties can
wear down prematurely which will require a new set of tires.
Even without premature wear, tires need to be replaced a few
times during the span of your carís life.
Itís important to check your tires at least once a month to
see signs of advanced wearing on the inner and outer side of
the tires, or if one side of the tire is wearing faster than
the other. If you notice either of these premature
conditions, then you should consider purchasing new set of
tires from our shop.
Some tires have wear-indicators that will notify you that it
is time for a new set of tires. If you do not have these
indicators, you can use the penny test to determine if your
tires are good. This test requires you to insert a penny
into a tread groove with Lincolnís head upside down. If you
can see the top of Lincolnís head, then you need new tires.
Of course, the best way to ensure that your tires are safe
to drive on is to visit our shop once a month so that we can
properly inspect them for you.
|5 Signs You Need New Tires
Checking a car's tires for wear and tear
According to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tire failure causes around 11,000 car crashes each year. The NHTSA
recommend doing a quick tire inspection once a month.
Hereís What To Look For:
- Bulges, gouges or cracks
When a tire deflates, it bulges at the sides. This is a sign of low tire pressure or a slow air leak.
If you see cracks in the sidewall, gouges or anything that looks odd, bring your vehicle into
Automotive Specialty Services in Avon Ohio and have us take a look at it.
- Tread wear
The old-school penny test is one way to check your treads: Place a penny into the tread, with
Lincolnís head pointing down. If you can still see the top of his noggin, the tread is dangerously
low. Most modern tires, however, have wear bars: bits of rubber woven into the pattern at a specific
depth. You can find the wear bars that go across the groove, and if the tread pattern is worn down to
that wear bar, you need to replace your tire.
- Tire pressure
Tires deflate at a rate of about one pound per square inch (PSI) per month. Youíre not going to wear
your tires down in a month, but you should check that you have the right inflation pressure.
Tire pressure drops in extreme cold. The challenge in summer, is excessive heat buildup in the tire.
If youíre heading out on a road trip with an under inflated tire, it will generate more heat and wear
Watch out for vibration or thumping when youíre driving. If it feels like itís coming from under the
seats, the rear tires may be out of balance. Vibration from the steering wheel could indicate
suspension issues. Anything less than a smooth ride means you should take your car to Automotive
Specialty Services in Avon Ohio.
When itís time to replace your tires, it is recommended doing so in pairs or all four at a time for
better performance and traction and, ultimately, a safer ride.
Automotive Specialty Services is a
Tire Dealer facility located at 1049 Center Road just south of the tracks
in Avon. e can supply tires of all brands and for all models of cars and
light trucks. We pride
our self on our hassle free service providing FREE loaner vehicles while
yours is serviced, FREE towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on
All Repairs. We offer a 6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your
convenience. We truly take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service for
Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, Westlake, North
Ridgeville, and surrounding communities in Lorain County Ohio
Automotive Specialty Services
1049 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011
Ph. (440) 937-2886
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