Tire Care Tips
Taking care of your tires is crucial to ensure that they last as long as possible. To keep your tires in good condition, ensure they are properly inflated, rotate and align them regularly. Check your tire pressure at least once a month, and be sure to inflate your tires to the recommended pressure listed on your driver’s door pillar and in your vehicle owner’s manual. Rotate them every 6,000 miles and check the alignment annually. We offer car, truck and SUV alignments that will reduce wear and tear on your vehicle’s tires.
Choosing the Best Tires for Your Vehicle
When selecting the appropriate tires for your vehicle, it is important to consider a few factors, such as the type of driving you do. Whether off-road, frequent long-distance travel or just a daily driver, the type of driving you do matters. Also, consider the weather conditions in your area and your budget. Our team can refer you to experts in this field to best support your tire servicing needs.
Fact About Tire Age
Did you know that you should replace your tires based on their age and not just their wear? Even if your tires appear to have plenty of tread left, they may still need replacing if they are over six years old. Rubber deteriorates over time, so regardless of if your tires have been driven on, they should be changed every 5 years. Weather conditions like exposure to Arizona Sun will age your tires faster, often manifested with visible cracks in the sidewall or tread.
Is nitrogen a better way to inflate your tires over oxygen?
The primary benefit of nitrogen-filled tires over air-filled tires is that the loss of tire pressure can be significantly reduced due to the fact that nitrogen escapes the tire slower than air. A tire filled with nearly pure nitrogen will be more consistent hot or cold. Tires with oxygen should be checked cold and tires with nitrogen should be run at higher temperatures. Arguably the benefit of nitrogen over oxygen is the more consistent tire pressure; therefore, gas mileage could be significantly improved while your tires could last longer.
Does the cost of nitrogen outweigh the potential savings? It can, but there is no doubt that nitrogen is better than oxygen in your tires. Hi-Tech can drain your tires and fill them with nitrogen for less than $75.00. We will treat up to 5 tires and maintain them with free nitrogen refills for the life of the tire. If you need to add air, do not hesitate to call us and schedule a refill at your earliest convenience.
Local Tire Shops and Services
Your tire’s tread is literally where the rubber meets the road. The least expensive will never be the best quality and the best quality is rarely the best value. When we cannot provide the best value for your tires or tire-related services we will refer you to a professional in the area i.e., Discount Tire or Costco.
At Hi-Tech Car Care, we’re committed to keeping your vehicle in top condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our tire care services. And remember, proper tire care can go a long way in keeping you safe on the road!
We stand behind our work and offer warranties on most parts (over 90%) and service for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
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