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Keeping Your Treads Ahead: The Ultimate Tire Guide with Own A Car Fresno

Today, we're taking a detour from our regular programming to discuss an essential but often overlooked component of your vehicle - the tires. They're the only point of contact your car has with the road, which makes them incredibly important for safety, performance, and even fuel efficiency. Know Your Tires Every tire has its story told right on its sidewall, albeit in code. With the combination of letters and numbers, you can determine the type of tire, its width, aspect ratio, construction, wheel diameter, load index, and speed rating. For instance, let's decode P225/50R17 98H. P indicates the tire is [...]

Proper Tire Air Pressure and Why it is Important

Many people may not even consider their tire pressure unless the light comes up on the dash telling them something is wrong. Every tire has a specific amount of air pressure that it should have, and when that number is kept, the life of your tires will improve as well as your vehicle safety. If your tires are underinflated, this can affect braking distance as well as steering responsiveness. This can also cause the tire sidewalls to flex too much, generating heat, which accelerates tread wear and tear as well as can lead to blowouts. Tires that are low also [...]

2024-02-05T16:51:50+00:00August 12th, 2021|automotive knowledge, safety|
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