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When To Replace Car Tires Bucks County

When To Replace Car Tires Bucks County

Driving is a serious business. One of the biggest things people overlook when it comes to car safety is their tires. An insufficient tread depth will decrease traction and could result in some slippery turns on those winding Bucks County roads. So here’s what you need to know when you need new tires. When To Replace Tires Frank’s will gladly inspect your tires! Schedule online now! Why do tires wear down? There are three major factors: regular wear, Age and Exposure to the elements. The treads of a tire are what give you traction, but both front and back tires wear down over time as you drive. Also, the rubber tires are made of will begin to degrade overtime regardless of mileage. Even if it’s just sitting on a shelf, rubber dries out and becomes brittle (like an old rubber band). Sunlight’s UV rays and harsh driving conditions can increase this process. Signs Of Tire Wear Before you look for new tires ... read more

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What Do The Numbers On A Car Tire Mean

What Do The Numbers On A Car Tire Mean

They’re probably the most thought about car part: Tires. Without them you can’t get down the road and, although there are many sizes, nowadays there is one most popular kind. Here’s a guide to what you need to know if you need new treads or are just trying to stay inflated on your drive.  What Do The Numbers On A Car Tire Mean? Need new tires? Book a car appointment online! Pressure, load rating, diameter, width; all these things can be identified with just a glance at your car’s tires. So how can you achieve this auto-savvy skill? It’s simple, here’s a breakdown of where to find all this information on the sidewall of your tire. Maximum Tire Inflation Pressure This number is probably the most mistaken. Unless you have a flat or are in the market for new tires, you’ll probably only check the side of your tires to find out how much air to put in them. Ironically, this is one o ... read more

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What Tire Is Best | Kinds and Brands For Your Car

What Tire Is Best | Kinds and Brands For Your Car

It may seem like a simple topic, but when the rubber meets the road there’s more to tires than you might think. When it comes to all the different kinds and brands, Frank’s Servicenter can help you make the best decision for your car.    What Car Tires Are Best? Need new tires? Call Frank’s at (215) 355-8877.   There are a lot of cars on the road and whether you’re driving an SUV, compact sedan or sport car, you’ll want to know about these tire tread categories:   Touring: If you’re looking to get from Point ‘A’ to ‘B’ as smoothly as possible this kind of tire is best for you. These treads combine traction and efficiency to keep you cruising around nice and easy in all seasons. All Terrain: SUV and off-road enthusiasts will like these tires that provide the absolute best traction for going wherever life takes you, even in the worst conditions ... read more

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How old are my cars Tires?

How old are my cars Tires?

Need to know how old your tire is? The Tire Identification Number can tell you. Where can you find it? What do the letters and numbers mean?  "DOT" stands for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Displaying this symbol means that the tire meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tire safety standards. The DOT serial number is located on the sidewall near the edge of the rim. DOT is followed by a series of digits that identify where the tire was manufactured, size, and the specific code, along with the week and year the tire was manufactured. The first two digits are the week of manufacture and the second two digits are the Year. As you can see in the Example the tire pictured was manufactured during the 34th week of 2019.  This is important information for your safety. We have all seen the carcasses of tires on the side of the highway. Many times this is due to old tires that should have been replaced failing while ... read more

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What Should My Tire Pressure Be?

What Should My Tire Pressure Be?

                                        Tire pressure is measured in PSI or Pounds Per Square Inch. Maintaining proper tire pressure is vital for fuel economy, tire wear, and proper steering/handling/braking. You may have a tire warning light on or you have seen a low tire. To determine the proper tire pressure you simply need to locate the vehicle's tire placard. As pictured the tire placard is located in the driver's door jamb.                                                  The manufacturer's tire placard will indicate the tire size, load rating, speed rating, as well as proper tire pressure. The listed tire pressure should be checked and adjusted when the tire is cold. Tire pressure will rise as the tire ... read more

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