4 Tenets of Proper Tire Installation and Care01.3.2013
Your car’s tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road. For this reason, it’s essential that you know exactly what your tires need to function properly. Here are the four most important considerations when it comes to getting proper tire installation and care at a car repair shop.
Proper Tire Sizing
Your car’s wheels were built to handle a specific tire size. Deviating from the recommendations of your manufacturer can cause problems with fuel efficiency, ride quality, handling ability, and even safety. For these reasons, it’s important when getting new tires that you go to a car repair shop that knows the exact size tire that your vehicle can handle.
Correct Mounting and Balancing Procedures
When you are getting tires installed on your car, it’s imperative that they are correctly mounted and balanced by a qualified technician. If your tires are not installed correctly, your car’s ability to handle and keep you safe will be reduced dramatically, and your car’s suspension can even be damaged.
Every 5,000 to 10,000 miles it’s a good idea to get a tire rotation service. A tire rotation service that’s performed at a qualified car repair shop will promote even tire wear, which saves you from having to buy new tires and ensures that your vehicle’s safety and handling abilities are top-notch.
Tire Pressure Checks
Having too much or too little tire pressure presents a host of problems, including reduced fuel efficiency, increased chances of a tire blowout, and decreased tire life. Save money and make sure that your car is safe by checking your tire pressure once per month and going to a car repair shop in order to get your tires adjusted to the pressure levels that are recommended by your car manufacturer.
Bucaro Brothers Auto Care of Chicago has more than 35 years of experience in the car repair industry and is well prepared to help you with all of your tire needs. Call us at (773) 570-4541 for more information, and visit our website to learn more about our tire services.