Protecting Yourself and Your Tire Investment
It's no secret that tires are expensive, yet they're a necessity. This makes tires both a financial expense and an investment in your safety. At USA Wheel Repair and Powder Coating in Jamaica, New York, we're glad to give you some pointers on getting the most out of your tires. The bonus for you is driving safely longer and saving a few dollars by delaying a new tire purchase. Even better, when it is indeed time for another set, we're your local shop for wheel and tire sales. We may even be able to save you a little cash, so be sure to check out our Specials page for any discounts.
Best Practices for Maximum Tire Life
Tires are consumable goods, so no set is going to last forever. Eventually, you will need new ones. There are, however, some best practices that will help you maximize your tire life. Like it or not, the most obvious tire saver is good driving habits. (Yes, you!) That means you shouldn't be showing off with burnouts, racing from one traffic signal to the next (rapid accelerations and stops), or using your tires to draw designs on the pavement. Another simple-to-follow tip is regular monitoring of tire air pressure. Manufacturers provide the optimal psi information to ensure the best and safest tire use. It improves the quality of your ride, and it also protects the tires. Too much air pressure causes the center of the tread pattern to bulge out, wearing this area first. Not enough air can damage the tire's structure, perhaps even overheating the sidewall area to the point of catastrophic tire failure (blowout). It's important to have your tires rotated and balanced at appropriate intervals. It catches uneven tire wear early and equalizes the wear across the tread pattern. Finally, bring your vehicle in for a wheel alignment when needed. It could be you've hit an object or large hole, been involved in a crash, or simply noticed a warning sign such as pulling to one side or uneven tire wear. Even if nothing noticeable has occurred, it's a good idea to get a periodic wheel alignment or have one performed when you buy a new set of tires.
Your Best Place for New Wheels and Tires
The experienced staff at USA Wheel Repair and Powder Coating can help you with all the services you need to make your tires last as long as possible. When you're ready to purchase new treads, we're your trusted local shop for wheel and tire sales.