If you need tire service, new tires, or have a concern or question about your vehicle's tires, the only stop you need to make is at the Premier Chevrolet of Carlsbad service center. Our team of factory-trained experts is here to assist you in selecting the most cost-effective and safe solution to any tire problem. For new tires, you can start with our easy to use Tire Finder Tool to determine which tires will meet your needs and budget. Or you can give our service specialists a call at 760-692-1549. We will assist you in shopping for your new tires and schedule an appointment for them to be installed in our state-of-the-art service facility.
Tires are expensive but also essential for the safe operation of your vehicle. It can be very helpful and financially beneficial to understand what you can do as your vehicle's driver to reduce unnecessary wear and tear on your tires. One of the most significant ways to extend your tires' life is to maintain proper air pressure. Tires with too low an air pressure will be soft and more likely to be damaged by potholes and other imperfections in the road surface. Likewise, tires that have too much air in them are easily damaged by road hazards like debris. Think of an over-inflated balloon. It is very easy to pop. Keeping your tires properly inflated will help to get the most extended life possible from your investment.
Smooth stopping and starting is also an excellent way to reduce unnecessary tire wear. As you approach a stop sign or red light, gently apply the brake to slow and then stop your vehicle. Slamming on the brakes at the last second will damage the tread on your tires. Accelerating slowly and smoothly will allow your tires to gently grip the road surface and not spin or grind down the rubber before your vehicle begins to move forward.
Finally, proper wheel alignment is essential in prolonging the life of your vehicle’s tires. A misalignment in your vehicle will create uneven wear patterns in your tire tread and cause them to wear out more rapidly. As the issue becomes more pronounced, you could notice the vehicle pulling to one side or a severe vibration as you are driving.
Signs Its Time for New Tires
Most drivers pay little attention to their tires until they discover an issue. In most cases, you will notice that your tires lack grip, and upon inspection, you will find excessive tread wear. There are tread wear indicators that will be visible when the tread reaches 2/32" or less. Other indications that your tires should be replaced include:
• Cracked Sidewalls
• A Bulge or Split
• Damage That Cannot Be Correctly Repaired
If you have concerns about your vehicle's tires' safety and functionality, visit the pros at Premier Chevrolet of Carlsbad for a tire inspection. We offer full repair and replacement service to ensure your safety.