12th Street Auto Care Center is proud to be ASE and AAA certified. That means our mechanics have passed nationally recognized tests to inspect, repair or replace the different systems in your car, truck, van or SUV. You can trust our technicians to properly inspect your tires, patch leaks or replace your balding tires. Remember, your tires need to be in good shape if you want to control your vehicle — especially in hazardous conditions. When you’re having tire troubles, stop by our auto repair shop. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center to provide friendly service and product satisfaction.
Your tires help keep your vehicle on the road, negotiate turns, absorb strong vibrations or bumps and more. So if you notice one of your tires has a leak or the tread is worn, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. We’ll inspect your tires to see if they’re safe for your road trips, driving around town or even driving home from our auto shop. If you’re not sure how to gauge whether your tires are healthy or not, consider the following guidelines.
The appropriate air pressure for your tires depends on the make and model of your vehicle. The ideal tire pressure for your car, truck, van or SUV can be found on the inside of the driver’s door. You can buy a pressure gauge at 12th Street Auto Care Center and speak to a helpful team member to learn how to use it. But be careful — adding too much tire pressure means your tires may not be able to grip the road properly, and too little pressure results in unnecessary wear and tear, meaning your engine has to work harder and it’s also a hydroplane risk in inclement weather.
People who live in very hot climates or very cold environments may notice their air pressure seems to increase or decrease throughout the year. The hotter it is, the more likely your tire pressure will increase, resulting in the inability to grip the road safely. But if it’s very cold, your tire pressure can fall, which could lead to dangerous situations like popped tires, hydroplaning and more.
The designs on your car tires are called the tire tread. These designs are cut into the rubber to help you control your vehicle. The tread grips the road to offer this control, so if it wears down, you’re more likely to experience low air pressure, hydroplaning and an impaired ability to control your vehicle.
It’s not always easy to understand what’s wrong with your car when it starts to act up. Even if it seems there’s an engine problem, it could actually be your tires. Make sure your vehicular problems are really due to your tires by looking for these symptoms.
- Obvious flat
- Tire Warning Light (newer cars)
- Vibrations when driving
- Balding tires
- Obvious nails/glass/debris sticking out of tire
- Exposure to extreme elements
- Cracked tires
- Air pressure keeps falling
These are all symptoms of bad, worn or damaged tires. If you notice any of these signs, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. One of our trained professionals will inspect your tires and offer repair or replacement solutions. Remember, when your car, truck, SUV or van starts acting up, turn to 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our trained technicians are happy to check your vehicle and offer the repairs or replacements it needs.
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You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.