How To Maintain Your Tires in Anchorage, AK

How To Maintain Your Tires in Anchorage, AK


Hi my name’s Pete, I’ve been working with
Anchorage Chrysler for 15 years now. I’m one of the suspension technicians and
I want to talk a little bit about tires and maintenance that should be done on those tires. One thing is you need to rotate your tires,
I recommend about every 3,000 miles. The other thing is to maintain correct inflation
pressure. The correct inflation pressure will increase
your fuel mileage and increase the life of the tire. Here’s your tire card label, it tell you your
factory OEM size, then it tells you the recommended inflation pressures for 36 in the front and
36 in the rear, and for 39 in the spare tire. Just one tire 5 pounds low will decrease the
load carrying capacity of that tire by up to 250 pounds. It’s even more critical in the winter time
with the temperature deviations that we have. Lots of simple things that the consumer can
do to check their old tire wear. One is to just rub your hand over the edge
of the tire. You can see my hand is actually grabbing and
stopping at the site marks on the tire because the tire is actually worn in it like this
in the pattern, it’s not flat and smooth like it is across the center and on the inside
edge. If the tire is not even, that’s an indication
that there could be an alignment problem or worn or loose suspension components. So it’s a good idea to have you alignment checked
at least once a year, especially after a hard winter. Running with too much pressure in
it will cause the center of the tread to wear faster than the outer edges, and vise-versa
if the tires are under-inflated, then the outside edges will wear faster than the center.
Everybody’s probably at least see the penny trick where if you can see the top of Lincolns
head then your tired are worn down to the point that they need to be replaced. As your
tires do wear down you will lose the ability to channel water out from under your tire
in wet conditions. It’s better to buy a tire that is narrower and taller than the factory
size that’s on it. Because that will put more pounds per square inch on the road for better
traction. Please feel free to stop by Anchorage Chrysler any time if you have questions about
your tires, we’ll be more than happy to assist you in any way we possibly can. Thanks and
have a great day.

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