Understand Your Tires to Get the Best Use Out of Them

by | Feb 21, 2014 | Automotive


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Your car or truck is a powerful piece of equipment that requires constant care. One of it’s most important components are the tires it rolls on and keeping those tires in good condition is critical to stable driving. In some ways this may seem like a vicious cycle, but your tires can take a lot of abuse depending on how and where you drive. For example, rough roads can cause uneven wear as well as road based damage in your tires. They can also cause imbalances in the steering and linkage systems causing the tires to wear unevenly and result in further driving problems.

Different vehicles use different types and sizes of Tires Wichita. For instance, a pickup truck will generally use a larger tire with a different tread pattern than that used by the average car. A passenger vehicle will typically use a radial tire designed to handle different types of weather over blacktop or concrete roads while the pickup may use a tire designed for a broader range of driving surfaces including rock and dirt.

Tires Wichita KS have evolved over the years from simple rubber devices to modern radial designs created to hug the road in even the worst conditions. To improve that evolution the U.S. D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) created a quality control guide to provide consumers with the information they need when purchasing new tires. This guide, called the Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) helps to define tread wear, traction and temperature capabilities. These guidelines are actually required by law for most average passenger vehicles with the exception of light tread truck tires and winter use tires.

Along with selling you quality tires a tire shop should also provide some of the mechanical repairs necessary to get the most use out of them. To this end businesses such as Shamrock Tire & Auto Service prefer to provide their customers with just such a service. For example, an out of alignment front end can cause excessive and uneven wear on your steering tires. This could quickly result in the tires failing and either cause or allow the driver to lose control of the vehicle. By offering this repair option the store can help you get the best use from your new tires.

Contact Shamrock Tire for more details.


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