We know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.
Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you might consid ...[more]
Your tires are one of the hardest working elements of your vehicle, but how often do you check and make sure they’re acceptable and safe? It’s easy to overlook the underside of your car, but tire tread is simply too important to forget about. Remember, your tires are the only point of contact with the road for your entire vehicle, and the only thing that keeps your car from flying off of the road, when you’re going around a corner! Your tires keep you safe, secure, and keep your vehicle performing properly. In other words, they are vital to your car.
Check your tire tread depth. The tire tread is made up of little valleys and sipes molded into the tire at its creation. These are made to direct moisture away from the flat areas of the tire to maintain tractio ...[more]
Great! You’ve made an investment in a set of top of the line tires. You’ve checked out all specifications, you have looked into performance ratings, warranties, and decided on the perfect tires for your vehicle. Now what? How do you protect your investment and get the most out of your tires? With these simple tips, you can extend the life and performance of your tires, and keep them in top shape for as long as possible.
Proper Inflation- Check tire inflation often, and only when the tires are cool (before any driving). A glove box tire pressure gauge can help keep an eye on inflation. Poorly inflated tires can cause extra strain and wear on the tire, shortening its life and affecting performance.
Proper Rotation- The weight distribution on your vehicle can vary, so ...[more]
There are just as many ways to buy tires, as there are reasons to invest in a new set. Buying new tires does not have to be a financial burden; there are many tricks to finding great deals on tires, as well as knowing when to shop for the best prices, especially if it is possible to plan ahead. Many consumers wait too long to buy tires, which can actually be counter-productive. Often, you may only need one or two new tires, but always make sure to buy the same tires as are already on the vehicle, so that they will be compatible with the remaining tires. However, it is worth noting that there may be rebates, manufacturer discounts, and other benefits to buying four new tires at once, and many mechanics will recommend replacing all four tires at once for the best price and performance.
Many people fail to understand the importance of getting your tires aligned at the point of purchase. A new tire is something that should last for as long as the rating. It also should give you top performance and a smooth ride. However, if you fail to take care of every tire on the car, they may not last too long and this can cost you money.
Many people bring their car in to our shop because they notice a tire or two that has uneven wear on it. In some cases, it can be from improper inflation. However, it also can mean that the car needs to have a professional alignment.
Take a look at the car and notice the condition of each tire. If you notice any tires that are worn on the sides, this means the tire has been ...[more]
Is your child on their way back to school? Make sure you have done your homework to avoid emergencies before they happen. Being proactive can save you time, money and possibly injury. Come in today, and we can help you with the back to school checklist to make sure your child’s vehicle is ready for school.
Regardless of how much we try to prevent emergencies, we all know...they happen. Did you know you can buy tires with the Goodyear credit card with 6 months no interest*? Not that your child would want to use a credit card for anything other than the “have to’s” for school, but this credit card can’t be used on things other than tire and automotive services ...[more]
Most people do not know how to repair or replace their vehicle's brakes, but with a little instruction, most people can assess whether or not there is a break in their brakes.
Determining car problems can be challenging, if you've had no training. When certain items on your car break, like a door handle, you may be able to postpone the repairs. However, brakes require immediate attention. Some people avoid repairing/replacing their brakes in an attempt to get more mileage out of them. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Brakes should be replaced the moment you suspect there is something wrong with them. A good practice is to make sure your brakes are examined, whenever you have your car serviced. Repairing/Replacing the brakes, befo ...[more]
Now that summer is here and school is out, many of our customers are getting ready for a summer road trips and vacations. There are a lot of things to be done before going vacation, such as packing food and clothing, making sure your house is secure and making plans when you get to your destination. But there is one thing that Dan’s American Tire wants you to put on your vacation prep list: have your car serviced and get your tires checked.
Often people take the everyday working condition of their car and tires for granted. People get in their vehicles, start them and expect them to go. Day in and day out, your car may work reliably enough. But a long road trip is very different than trips across town. If your car has not been tuned up recently or your tires have not been checked, you may be heading out on an adventure that is not a vacation.
Tire rotation seems to be one of the most basic car maintenance items, but it is often overlooked. Customers may not understand when to rotate their tires or the benefits of regular tire rotation. We want our customers to know that regular tire rotation is an easy way to extend the life of your tires, improve the gas mileage and performance of your vehicle and the increase the overall safety of your car.
When to Rotate Your Tires
Most car owners know that you should have your vehicle’s oil changed every three months, 3,000 miles or whatever schedule your car’s owner’s manual recommends. But many car owners are not sure of how often they need to have their car’s tires rotated or why.
There is some debate about how often your car tires need to be rotated. A ...[more]