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How do I know when I need new tires?

May 12th, 2016

Tires often give their owners signs of problems in plenty of time to have them corrected. Learn to "read" these early warning signs and you can prevent many wear problems that shorten tire Many tires have tread wear indicator bars molded into the tread. When the tread is worn down to where you can see a solid bar of rubber across the width of the tread, it is time to replace the tire. Here is another simple test you can perform to measure tread depth on your tires. Place a penny into a tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it is time to put a new tire.ife by thousands of miles. Consult your tire sales associate for further information.

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How can I check my tires for wear problems?

May 12th, 2016

Tires often give their owners signs of problems in plenty of time to have them corrected. Learn to "read" these early warning signs and you can prevent many wear problems that shorten tire life by thousands of miles. Consult your tire sales associate for further information.

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When buying just two new tires, should they be put on the front or rear?

May 12th, 2016

When you select a pair of replacement tires in the same size and construction as those on the car, you must put them on the rear axle. A single new tire must be paired on the rear axle with the tire having the most tread depth of the other three.

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Should I "mix" tire types on my car?

May 12th, 2016

Tires of different size designations, constructions, and stages of wear may affect vehicle handling and stability. For best all-around performance, it is recommended that all tires be of the same size, construction (radial, non-radial), load capacity, and speed rating.

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Must I replace my present tires with the same size tires?

May 12th, 2016

Never choose a smaller size than those that came with the car. Tires should always be replaced with the same size designation -- or approved options -- as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

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Is it easy to mount a tire on a wheel? Can I do it myself?

May 12th, 2016

Never try to mount your own tires. Tire mounting is a job for the people who have the proper equipment and experience. If you try to do it yourself, you run the risk of serious injury to yourself as well as possible damage to the tire and rim.

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How long should my original equipment tires last?

May 12th, 2016

Due to the variety of styles, construction features, treat compounds, vehicle applications, geographical conditions and driving habits, it is difficult to provide specific mileage expectancy. However, any tire wear concern should always be presented to tire professional for further evaluation.

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Do my new tires require any special treatment?

May 12th, 2016

Your new tires will probably feel different from the tires that were replaced. Drive carefully as you become familiar with their performance and handling. Take special care when braking, accelerating, cornering, or when driving in the rain, because these are the times when the differences will be most noticeable.

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Why do my tires need to be balanced?

May 12th, 2016

Properly balanced tires are important for driving comfort and long tire life. Unbalanced tires can cause vibration, resulting in driver fatigue, premature tire wear and unnecessary wear to your vehicle's suspension. Tires should be balanced when they are mounted on wheels for the first time or when they are remounted after repair. Tires should be rebalanced at the first sign of vibration or "shimmy." Vibration may also be due to misalignment or mechanical problems.

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What should I do if I notice a vibration?

May 12th, 2016

Vibration is an indication that your car has a problem that needs attention. The tires, steering system, and suspension system should be checked to help determine the possible cause and correction of the vibration. If left unattended, the vibration could cause excessive tire and suspension wear. It could even be dangerous.

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