Car repair news in Maryland and across the country includes informing you about your tires. Specifically being prepared with a spare tire. Studies have found 28% of new cars do not have a spare. That may not be the end of the world but it certainly is important to be informed so that you are prepared in case of a roadside breakdown. Imagine driving along on a long road trip and your TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system) light comes on as a dashboard warning light. You realize that you probably have a flat and think “I’m pretty far from anyplace I think I’ll have to change the tire.” That is frustrating enough, imagining you’ll be late to your destination, dirty hands, scraped knuckles. Now go a step further and imagine the level of frustration you reach when you can’t find your spare? You may check the car’s manual. You might even google your car make and look for the spare’s location. Only then finding out that your car Does NOT come with a spare tire!” That’s what inspired us to write this article to help keep you informed. Like all car repair in Laurel, Burtonsville, Maple Lawn Farms, Fulton, Clarksville, Highland and Columbia MD we want to be honest and forthright so you can have the answers needed to make an informed decision on all your automotive needs and news.
Here’s a few more Tips about Car Tires:
Keeping tires rotated can save money as they last longer and that extra tread will extend the life of your tires
Tire Pressure is rather simple to do however many vehicles are out of the proper pressure range, this also can cost with premature wear, a safety concern with poor performance in evasive maneuvers.
Having tires balanced with computerized, laser precision can improve performance and extend mileage.
Getting the right tire for your vehicle. The wrong size can cause expensive damage and can effect the computerized sensors in today’s tech savvy cars like ABS, TPMS, speedometer and possible damage to the transmission as shifting may be effected.
Lastly Tire wear indicators have changed with new materials and design. While we used to depend on the “penny and Lincoln’s head
We hope this inspires you to check into your existing car’s spare and become familiar with it, if it has one! You may also consider independent research, at least asking the car seller before you make your new car purchase in the future. We are glad to help with all your car repair in Laurel, Burtonsville, Maple Lawn Farms, Fulton, Clarksville, Highland and Columbia MD and all your automotive news.