Learn Tire Care Tips from the Experts at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago

September 10th, 2018 by

Person Changing Tire

Tires are one of the most important components of your car, affecting not only handling and control, but also fuel efficiency and performance. Here at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago our expert auto techs have some important tips on how you can make sure your tires always are in A-1 condition. We’re dedicated to keeping your Acura running smoothly and safely on the roads in and around Niles. In addition to providing professional maintenance and repair services, we also carry tires from all major brands. Check out these simple tire care tips, and when it’s time for a new set of tires, make sure to give us a call at 888-248-7691.

Tire Care Tips

It’s important to take care of your tires, after all they are the only part of your car that is in contact with the road. If your tires are worn or damaged in any way it can compromise your safety, impair performance and handling, and negatively impact your car’s efficiency. Here are a few relatively easy tire care tips to remember:

  • Regular Inspection – Make a point of visually inspecting your tires on a regular basis, checking the sidewalls and tread for any damage.
  • Check the Tread – As a rule tire tread should be at least ¼-inch deep. An simple way to check the tread depth is to insert a penny upside down into the tread. If it doesn’t cover Lincoln’s head then you should get a new set of tires. Most tires also have wear indicators between the treads which make it easy to check.
  • Air Pressure – The air pressure rating is listed in your owner’s manual as well as on the inside edge of the driver’s door. Most new Acura models also have a tire pressure warning light on the dash to alert you when there is a change in air pressure.
  • Tire Rotation – Your tires need to be rotated on a regular basis in order to ensure that they wear evenly. The standard schedule for rotating tires is between 5,000 and 6,000 miles. The easiest way is to remember is to plan on having your tires rotated whenever you bring your Acura in for its regularly scheduled oil change.

Rely on the Tire Care Experts at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago

If you are ready for a new set of tires visit our Tire Center where we carry Acura-approved tires from major manufacturers such as Michelin, Goodyear, and Continental. Schedule an appointment or stop by our Acura Service Center near Oak Park today. We also offer Acura Accelerated Service. No appointment is necessary and we’ll complete your service in 30 minutes or less, or under an hour, with a complimentary car wash and vacuum.

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