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 slow leaks, replace balding tires or rotate your tires. Remember, your tires need to be in good shape if you want to control your car — 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.
When you’re driving and making smooth turns, it’s partially thanks to your tires. They keep your vehicle on the road, negotiate turns, absorb strong vibrations or bumps and more. If you notice your drive isn’t as smooth as it normally is, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. We’ll inspect your tires to see if they’re safe for your road trips, errand runs, casual driving or even driving home from our auto shop. If you’re not sure how to gauge whether your tires need to be rotated, consider the following information.
The appropriate air pressure for your tires is dependent 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. If you don’t already own one, buy a tire pressure gauge at 12th Street Auto Care Center. Remember, 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, makes your engine work harder and it is a hydroplane risk in inclement weather.
If you live in a very hot climate or very cold environment, you may notice your air pressure seems to increase or decrease throughout the year. The hotter it is, the more likely your tire pressure will increase. But if it’s very cold, your tire pressure can fall. Remember, to get the most out of your tires, you need to keep them at the ideal pressure at all times.
If you’ve ever inspected your vehicle’s tires and wondered what the designs cut into them are called, look no further. Those markings are called the tire tread. The tread is thick and serves to help your tires grip the road. This leads to better control of your vehicle, whether you’re driving on smooth or rough terrain. If the tread wears down, you’re more likely to experience low air pressure, hydroplaning and an impaired ability to control your car.
How do you know if your tires need to be repaired, replaced or just rotated? Sometimes you can’t tell, which is why you should bring your car in to 12th Street Auto Care Center the minute you notice something is wrong with your vehicle. But if you pay attention, sometimes it’s easy to see that all you need is a quick tire rotation, and probably an oil change while you’re at it. Here are a few signs your vehicle’s tires need to be rotated by professional mechanics.
- No rotation in the last 5,000 miles
- Uneven wear/balding
- Alignment hasn’t been checked in 6+ months
- Oil Change light appears on dashboard
- Vibrations when driving
These are all symptoms of tires that are in need of rotation. If you notice any of the above symptoms, call 12th Street Auto Care Center to book an appointment right away.
You should have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles, but it’s a good rule of thumb to get them rotated every time you get an oil change. You should also pay close attention to your tires and inspect them every time you stop for gas, just to be safe.
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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