Advanced Auto Body is your complete tire service center. We offer a wide selection of tires for all vehicles from the best manufacturers.
Tires are of utmost importance when it comes to safety on the road. Advanced Auto Body is concerned for the safety of our customers, so we invite you to visit us for a free tire safety check at your convenience.
Tire Safety Facts
We urge you to heed the following tire safety tips to ensure that you and your family are as safe as possible on the roads:
- Underinflated tires cause the engine to work harder. Like riding a bike with low tires, it's harder to pedal because of the increased rolling resistance.
- Underinflated tires wear faster, they affect the steering and handling of your vehicle and underinflated tires reduce fuel mileage.
- Worn tire tread can lead to tragic tire blowout and hydroplaning accidents.
- Warning: Never buy a tire with a lower load index or speed rating than your vehicle's original tire!
- If you're only buying one or two tires at a time, always put the new tires on the rear axle. It's a myth that putting the new tires on your drive-wheel position will give you the most protection; instead, doing so will make your vehicle more susceptible to oversteer (fishtailing or swinging out during fast cornering).
- Check your tire pressures regularly. Uneven inflation between tires affects the driving quality of your vehicle and makes the tires wear unevenly.
- The "recommended" tire pressure is almost always lower than the "maximum" tire pressure printed on the tire's sidewall. Check your owner's manual to find out where to look on your vehicle for the recommended amount of air (usually on the driver's door, the glove compartment, or the gas filler door).
- Since tires can harden and crack with age, you should steer clear of old tires and buy the freshest ones available. Here's how to tell: Every tire carries a U.S. Dept. of Transportation serial number on the sidewall (EX: DOT M6 RV T1HR 2412). The last 4 digits are a date code indicating the week and year the tire was made. (EX: the 24th week of 2012).
- Tires may be repairable. Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to 1/4 inch and confined to the tread may be satisfactorily repaired by trained technicians using industry-approved methods.
- For the most accurate reading, tire pressure must be checked when tires are cold. You can check tire pressure any time of the day, as long as the tires have been sitting for a few hours or haven't been driven for more than a few miles.
- Rotate the positions of your tires between the front and rear axles after every 3,000 to 6,000 miles (5,000 to 10,000 kilometers) as the tires wear differently in different positions. Remember to check tire pressures when changing tires.
Five Unseen Dangers of Worn Tires
- Heat Build Up - Worn tire tread increases heat build-up. As the distance between the tire and the road decreases due to less tread, less airflow is available between the road and the tire. Heat is the great enemy of tire rubber and a major factor in tire failure.
- Puncture - Tire tread protects the tire casing from puncture. Worn out tread greatly increases the chances for a tire blowout due to puncture.
- Hydroplaning - Worn tire tread can cause hydroplaning, a problem that can begin at about 5/32" of tread remaining.
- Balance, Alignment - Tire balance and suspension alignment problems that cause dangerous tire wear can easily go unnoticed by most drivers. This new safety system makes these problems obvious and correctable.
- Underinflation- Tires with worn tread are more likely to be seriously underinflated. This condition can adversely impact steering, braking and fuel mileage.