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4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 4

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 4

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! Part 4 – Tire Inspections Rotating tires and having tires inspected at every oil change is a good rule of thumb. If not for this process, my mechanic would not have quickly identified a rear shock that went bad during the covered manufacturer warranty period. I would have had advanced damage to my almost-new tire on that side! How did he know? The left rear tire was wearing unevenly! A trained mechanic can spot things like this during a simple Vehicle Check-up like is performed at every visit, at no charge, for all I-86 Truck & Auto Service customers. A digital Check-Up report will be texted to you by your I-86 Service Advisor, including photos, videos, and tech notes. You should always know the condition and safety status of your vehicle! Thanks for following our 4-part series on tires. Until next time! Ronda Whitford, Owner I-86 Truck & Auto Repair 1739 Lindquist Drive Falcon ... read more

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 3

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! - Part 3

4 Important Things I’ve Learned About Car Tires – Be Informed! Part 3 – Tires have a “shelf life” Are you a low-mileage driver or do you own multiple vehicles? Here’s something you should be aware of for tire safety!  Vehicle manufacturers recommend tire replacement at 6 years, and tire manufacturers say tire life should be limited to no more than 10 years – regardless of mileage on them. How do you know the age of a tire? The US DOT NHTSA requires the full Tire Identification Number be stamped on one sidewall of a tire. Look for the letters DOT, followed by eight to thirteen letters and/or numbers that identify: the manufacturing location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year the tire was manufactured. Find the last 4 digits of the ID number on your tire. The first two are the week number of the year, and the last two are the year. Stay tuned for our final part in this ser ... read more