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Top 3 Signs of Unbalanced Tires

Top 3 Signs of Unbalanced Tires

Are you asking yourself "How Do I Know If My Tires Need To Be Balanced?"... Having a shaky unstable ride from point A to point B? It's time to get your tires balanced! You're better off safe than sorry by having your wheels checked out. Driving with unbalanced tires can cause premature tire wear, lower efficiency, and spread damage to other parts of your car. Here are three ways to tell if it is time for a wheel balancing service.  1. Uneven Tire Patterns THIS is why technicians will remind you to regularly check your tires. The tread pattern on your car tires can say a lot about how well you take care of your tires. If the tread is wearing unevenly on one side than others, your wheels may be unbalanced. Typically, you will notice the difference in the tire's edges. 2. As Marky Mark would say - "Feel The Vibration"  But in this case, you should not be feeling vibration. If this is what y ... 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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Tires