How Often Should I Change My Tires
Tires sold in the U.S. are rated based on the type of tire and their use. The manufacturer provides info on each tire, including its speed rating, load capacity, its expected “mileage” life based on normal driving conditions, as well as the correct PSI for each tire. But what is “normal”? Everyone drives different.
Fast acceleration and quick stops can wear your tires faster. Road temperatures and the elements you’re driving in, also make a difference. The climate you live in, as well as the time of year can affect tires. Tires can also dry-rot over time, making them more prone to blow-outs or just becoming flat.
Check your tire pressure on all your tires, including your spare tire, monthly. Even cars that have TPMS sensors need to be checked, since sensors can malfunction.
Check the tread wear monthly.
Have your tires rotated quarterly. During this process, your mechanic will inspect tires for punctures, nails and other objects, uneven wear, and to make sure they aren’t dry-rotting.
Replace your tires at least every 5 years with manufacturer recommended tires, which you can find in your owner’s manual. Tires “health” is important. Failing tires can cause damage to your vehicle and even accidents if you have a blow out at highway speeds.
If you need help with checking your tires, give us a call or stop by, and we will be happy to help.
Auto Repair 21108 - Little Known Ways to Improve Fuel Economy
There is not a single driver among us who would not prefer to spend less money at the fuel pump. People are becoming more aware of the many simple and cost effective ways that they can improve their fuel economy. However, what do you say to people who are already familiar with the basics? Fortunately, there are many little known ways that you can improve your gas mileage.Auto Repair 21108Just about everyone knows that if you want to save gas, you need to drive slower. Aft
Auto Repair 21108 - Does Tire Pressure Affect My Gas Mileage?
Make a point to check your tire pressure regularly. Even though many newer cars have tire pressure sensors, it’s still a good idea to check the pressure every few weeks with a pressure gauge. Sensors can go bad, or sometimes your tire pressure is within tolerance, so you won’t know if the pressure has changed.
Checking it regularly gives you the opportunity to:
inspect your tires visually for any possible damage to the sidewall or punctures in the tread
inspect for signs of wear, dry-rotting,
Auto Repair Millersville 21108 – Why is My ABS Light On?
Your car’s ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) shares some systems with the cars traction control system. If the ABS light comes on, there’s a malfunction in the braking or traction control system. For your safety, you should have it checked immediately.
Some reasons the light may come on include:
Broken wheel speed sensorLow brake fluidThe ABS module is malfunctioningIssues with the traction control systemSystem has been turned offOur professional staff of auto technicians are trained to find and re