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2024 A St
Antioch, CA 94509-2657
Simply stated, better tire care makes for better tires. Here are some small things you can do that will make a big difference. And don’t forget to stop by Wheel Works any time for a free inspection. We’ll make sure your tires get what they need, giving you better mileage and performance in return.
When you look at your tire, the writing on the side might look like a jumble of letters and numbers. However, you can discover everything you need to know about your specific tire if you just break it down, piece by piece. Check out the labeled diagram to see where everything is located on your tire, and we’ll explain what it all means.
There are three primary things to remember when it comes to taking care of your tires: inflate, rotate, and evaluate.
Check your tire pressure monthly. You can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in your owner’s manual, and it’s important to stick to that. Overinflated and underinflated tires can both cause various problems, from uneven treadwear to a higher risk of blowouts.
Did you know that your tires wear unevenly? The front tires typically wear on the outer edges, because they lead the car into turns. The back tires wear down more evenly. Because you don’t want your front tires to wear out too quickly, it’s important to rotate them regularly!
Routinely look for signs of tread wear or damage. Sometimes, the best tool for evaluating a tire is the naked eye!
The type of vehicle you drive (rear-wheel, all-wheel, or front-wheel drive) will determine their rotation pattern. The chart below illustrates these different patterns.
Rotate your tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. You can find this recommendation in your owner’s manual. A good rule of thumb is to rotate them every 5,000 miles.
We all know tires are made of rubber, but that’s not all. The chart below shows you the full anatomy of a tire, from the bead filler to the tread.