The cold weather is here and not leaving for a few more months. With the cold weather you may notice your tire pressure light popping up on your dash. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one way, either the left or right, start with checking your tire pressure. The tire pressure can decrease about 1 PSI for every 10 degrees the temperature changes. To get the correct tire pressure for your vehicle, as they are different for every make and model, check the plaque on the driver's side door jam. Be sure to not under inflate or over inflate the tire as that can cause uneven wear on your tires as well. Stop in at Bob's Main Street Auto and we will be happy to assist you with checking your tire pressure in each tire.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ROTATE AND BALANCE YOUR CAR'S TIRES? Rotating and balancing your tires are two services that can increase the safety and efficiency of your tires. In fact, the most efficient method of increasing the life of your tires is by rotating and balancing them! Tires, as you know if you've ever had to replace them, can be a huge cost when it comes time to get new ones! Ever curious what we do when we rotate and balance them and why? Well now's the time to learn! What's a tire rotation? When your tires are rotated the wheels are removed from their current position and moved from a diagonal position from where they are. Therefore, the tires on the vehicle are criss-crossed. For example, your front driver's side tire is moved to the rear passenger side of the vehicle and the tire from your rear passenger side of the vehicle is brought to the front driver's side. This is done with the other side as well. By rotating your tires, you are ensuring that the tread on the tires ar ... read more