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Why You Should Be Aware of Tire Wear

Why You Should Be Aware of Tire Wear

With use, tires wear out. This is a normal process as the tread becomes shallower and overall performance starts to change However, irregular tread wear can occur for a variety of reasons. This can lead to having to replace your tires sooner than expected, costing you a handsome chunk of change Regular checking the tread depth and wear condition on each of your tires will let you know when it's time for a rotation and detect other potential maintenance requirements to get the most out of your vehicle If your tires could use some attention, it's time to pay a visit to tire experts like Frank's Servicenter. In this article, we're talking you through why it's so important to be aware of your tire wear so that you can go forth on the road confidently! Tire Wear: Why it Matters Improper tread depth on your tires can lead to unsafe driving conditions. Not only does this put you at risk, but those around you as well Most states have a ... read more

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What to do if your Tire Light Comes On

There is some kind of funny warning light on my dashboard!?! The tire warning indicator on your vehicle may look like the clam shell pictured or may even be a message that says "check tire pressure". Realistically not many people actually have their own tire pressure gauge. Those quarter operated air pressure machines seem to be disappearing and never seem to work when you need them! So now what? The first thing is to not panic! Tire pressure warning systems are very sensitive and generally the indicator is on for a tire that is low on pressure and not actually flat. Start off by pulling over and just looking closely at each of your tires to see if they might be visibly sagging from low air pressure. If there are no obvious signs of a visibly low tire carefully proceed to the nearest place to have the tire properly inflated and inspected by a mechanic. If you want to work on the issue yourself here's how: Start off by inflating the tire to the proper p ... read more

Selecting Tires in Southampton, PA

Frank's Servicenter Inc. Answer: There are three factors one should consider when looking for New Tires in Southampton, PA: Function, Fit, and Value. Function: Feel free to let us know why you are looking for new tires in regards to your needs. Is it because of changing Pennsylvania weather conditions, Southampton road conditions or changing temperature. Most new vehicles come with all-season tires. These are functional all year round and can do well in most cases but fall short when it comes to extremes. Winter tires have tread specifically designed to handle ice and snow on the roads. They take advantage of a rubber compound that helps with better traction as temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit/7.2 degrees Centigrade. These tires will help with better stopping and handling in winter weather conditions. All terrain tires could be right for you if you enjoy off-roading activities but we can also find you dedicated off-road tires that will giv ... read more