Tire Maintenance

Today’s vehicles are equipped with amazing onboard technology. These features are extremely helpful for proper vehicle maintenance and heading off expensive auto repairs. Among these advanced systems is the integrated tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). While your vehicle’s TPMS is a reliable way to make sure you are driving on properly inflated tires, there is… Read More


The main way we judge what kind of shape tires are in is to look at the tread wear. This is usually the best indication of whether or not a tire is in good shape to perform reliably and safely. There is another problem tires can have that does not necessarily show in the tread… Read More


Tire maintenance and fuel efficiency are important issues for truck fleets. In order to remain profitable, it is essential for fleet managers to find ways to maximize fuel economy and extend tire life. Tire pressure has a significant impact on all aspects of fleet efficiency. Improper tire inflation in commercial truck tires may be a… Read More


No matter what the fleet size, commercial tires are a major and crucial investment. Implementing strategies for extending tire life can provide serious cost-savings for fleet managers. More importantly, tactics used to maximize commercial tire life can also significantly improve safety for commercial truck drivers. 1. Choose the right commercial tire for the application. Selecting… Read More


When temperatures warm, ice and snow melt, revealing the abusive impact salt has had on the roads. This typically takes the form of one of the worst road menaces known to man – potholes. Aside from being an unsightly nuisance that makes your ride a lot less comfortable, potholes are one of the most destructive… Read More


You spend a lot of money on your tires. Not only are they a big investment, they are also one of the most critical components of your vehicle in terms of performance and safety. The best way to protect yourself, your passengers, and your investment is by taking care of your tires.  Proper tire maintenance… Read More


In order for your tires to deliver the best performance, traction, and safety, they must have sufficient tread depth. Tread depth is so crucial to tire safety that US law mandates tires must have plainly visible tread wear indicator bars. Unfortunately these bars can be difficult to see until the tread is well worn and… Read More


Most newer cars are equipped with an integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). These systems use sensor technology to alert drivers when tire pressure in one of the tires goes below a predetermined level. As many drivers have observed, it is not uncommon for the TPMS light to illuminate when cold weather settles in. While… Read More


Though commonly confused, wheel alignment and tire balancing two unique tire services. Each are essential for getting the most out of the life and performance of your tires. Wheel Alignment Wheel alignment is also referred to as “tire alignment” or “front end alignment.” Alignment service involves adjusting the angle of your car’s wheels to the… Read More