Tires

Almost overnight, it seems like spring has arrived. This time of year brings to mind a few car maintenance tasks for many motorists in cold climates. Knowing when to swap your tires depends on a few factors. Seasonal temperatures can be unpredictable, so the time of year may change slightly. Let's review how winter tires differ from all-weather tires, not just in tire tread but...

Your vehicle's tires ensure your safety and provide optimal road performance. Over time, tires wear down, and you will need to replace them. But how do you know when to invest in a new set of tires? Signs that indicate it's time to replace your tires include low tread depth, uneven tread wear, and poor fuel efficiency.   1) Worn Tires Tread Depth Tread depth is an excellent...

In this 4-part blog series, we have explored how auto maintenance applies to the safety and performance of our vehicles. The suspension, wheel alignment, and auto tires comprise the three parts of the auto stability triangle. In this final installment, I will show how vital auto tire maintenance is for vehicle safety. I will explain tread depth, tire pressure, and tire balancing. Additionally, we will...

Welcome to part 3 of the auto stability triangle blog series. The suspension, wheel alignment, and tires are the three sides of the auto stability triangle. In this blog, we will concentrate on wheel alignment. Below I will explain what wheel alignment is and how it contributes to auto stability. Additionally, I’ll discuss common symptoms of misalignment (like car shaking & tire wear) and suggest...

As car owners, we need to have a good grasp of basic auto maintenance. In addition, we should know how auto maintenance applies to the safety and performance of our vehicles. In this blog, I will discuss the auto stability triangle and how it affects different systems in your car. The suspension, tires, and wheel alignment are the three legs of the auto stability triangle....

The condition of your tires has a direct impact on the efficiency, performance, and most importantly, the safety of your vehicle. Tires take a real beating while driving. Hazardous road conditions, incorrect air pressure, extreme temperatures, and even ‘normal wear’, all contribute to the degradation of your tires. As the tread wears down, you can lose traction and braking ability. This means that it may...

While spring is traditionally the season to rejuvenate your garden after the cold of winter, you should not forget something else: spring auto repair and maintenance. The winter months were also hard on your car, and it probably needs a couple of inspections, an oil change, a service, a few system checks, and maybe also a new set of tires. Plymouth Tire and Auto Center...