Get The Most Out Of That Set Of Tires

January 28th, 2016
Your tires are a pretty big investment. Even with the cheapest set of tires, you’re going to be spending upwards of $400 on the tires, mounting, balancing, disposal fees and taxes. Since you laid down that kind of money, doesn’t it just make sense to make sure you get the most miles possible out of them? 
Here’s some advice on long tire life:
 
Regularly check your tire pressure. This one is really, really important. Underinflated tires will wear 
unevenly and reduce your fuel economy due to increased rolling resistance. That increased rolling resistance also means more heat, which will break down the tires’ internal structure and sh ...[more]
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Spring into New Tires

April 8th, 2014

tires franklin va emporia vaThe liveliest season of the year is quickly approaching! With barbeques, budding flowers and a fresh spring breeze staying indoors is nearly impossible. We know spring showers bring May flowers, but they also bring dangerous driving conditions. Even more dangerous if you are driving without the proper tread on your tires, or air pressure inside of them.

When you hear the word seatbelt, the first thing you probably think is safety. However, why is it when most car owners hear the word tires their first thought is not safety? Having proper properly maintained tires is the most important safety feature your vehicle can have. Tires are the only part of your vehicle with direct contact to the road, they are the only feature with the capability to maneuver and stop your vehicle with the command of the driver.

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Prolonging the Life of Your Tires - Bobby's Tires

July 31st, 2013

A good quality set of tires should be an investment that will last you up to five years with regular use. In order to make the most of the life of your tires, there are simple maintenance steps you can take, as well as precautions to ensure they last as long as possible.

  • Inspect your tires. Frequent visual checks of your tires can be the first step in preventing premature wear or damage that can become irreparable. Look for debris, signs of uneven wear, bulges, dips, bumps, or ‘feathering’ of the tire rubber.

  • Tire Pressure. Proper tire pressure will keep the tires at their specified rating, increase performance, and prevent premature wear. Und ...[more]

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