Is It Time For New Tires?
Your vehicle’s tires are not meant to last forever. With age and use, they wear down and become less effective overall, compromising your performance and your safety on the road. So, how can you tell if it’s time to visit Noble Auto Service for new tires? For starters, tires last about five to six years. Due to the natural wear process of tires, they should be replaced when the tread falls below 1/16 of an inch. Even if you do have ample tread depth at the six-year mark, the general quality of the tire is not what it used to be, which is why we recommend replacing it at this benchmark or coming in bi-annually for a thorough inspection. Sometimes, however, your tires can wear out more quickly. If your tires lose pressure frequently or have visible damage, you may need new tires. Additional signs include a drop in fuel economy, longer stopping distances, unstable steering, or acceleration that takes longer than usual. If your vehicle needs new tires, visit our auto shop in Noblesville, Indiana, to browse our tire sales today.
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Most cars come standard with all-season tires that will perform fine in any weather. However, certain applications can call for more specialized tires; a sports car is best driven with performance tires, while vehicles designed for hauling or towing can call for a higher weight rating. Your local tire sales specialists will help you decipher the seemingly foreign code of new tires. Let’s look at P225/55R19 as an example: P is for passenger-rated tires; 225 is the width in millimeters at the widest point; 55 is the tire profile in terms of height to width percentage; R stands for radial tire; 19 is the wheel width. Tires also have codes for load, speed, and driving condition ratings. To meet the diverse needs of our customers, we carry a wide range of tire brands and types. Whether Goodyear or Michelin, all-season or performance, you can count on us to have the selection you desire when looking for a new set of tires. What’s more, we offer expert installation service too. We utilize high-end equipment for swift and precise tire replacement without the need for pry bars or metal attachments.
Tips For Proper Tire Care
Noble Auto Service is a locally-owned auto repair business, and we pride ourselves on our new tire sales, but we also want you to get the most out of your current set of tires! We thought up a handful of ways that ensure your tires remain in safe and optimal condition. Two top tire services are tire rotations and tire balances, both of which are recommended at certain mileage intervals (found in your owner’s manual). Also, don’t neglect the wheel alignment service! Directly related to your tires, poor alignment can cause uneven or excessive tire wear. In our shop, we use Hunter “Road Force Balancing” equipment that simultaneously balances the wheel and confirms the positioning of the tire that prevents high/low spots that are often a source of vibrations. Never let your tires fall below their recommended air pressure levels; doing so can lead to accelerated tire wear and a blowout. And of course, inspect your tires periodically for any signs of excessive wear or damage. For all your tire services and tire sales needs, turn to Noble Auto Service at 1372 South 10th Street Noblesville, IN 46060 or call us at 317-733-5009.