Subaru Tire Service Langhorne PA

Subaru Tire Service Langhorne PA

Presented by Reedman-Toll Subaru

Tire care is essential. Why? Because your car's tires are the one thing connecting you to the road. This is a big job! So, taking care of your tires is like thanking them for taking care of you! There are a lot of ways to give your tires proper care. The expert technicians in the service center here at Reedman-Toll Subaru wanted to offer you a few tips to help you get the most out of your tires. Continue reading below to learn more!

Monitor your tire's pressure

Our technicians recommend checking or having your tire pressure checked once every month to ensure your tires don't become over or underinflated. The most common cause of pressure change is the outside temperature. This can change the tire pressure by up to three pounds per square inch (PSI). Having the correct tire pressure is vital to maintaining even tread wear and slowing premature wear. Overinflated tires cause the tire tread to expand, which can cause uneven and rapid tire wear on the road surface. Adversely, underinflation will cause the tire to have a larger surface area on the road surface, causing the tires to wear down much faster than properly inflated tires. If you don't know the proper PSI recommended for your vehicle, you can find it in the owner's manual or on the door jamb of the driver's door.

Tire rotations and balancing

Tire rotations are when the front wheels are moved to the rear axle and the rear tires are moved to the front. Sometimes, technicians will recommend a cross-rotate where the tires will be swapped front to back in an 'X' pattern to combat edge wear. Tire rotations are the best way to extend the life of your tire and maintain adequate tread depth. They are necessary because most of your vehicle's weight is on the front axle due to your engine's location and transmission, which causes the front tires to wear faster than the rears. Rotating your tires approximately every 5,000 miles will keep the tread wear even by alternating the tires that get the front axle's weight. Tire imbalance will cause chopping on the tires, which can cause a slight shake in the steering wheel or a vibration that can be felt either closest to one wheel or throughout the whole car. Balancing the wheels with wheel weights will prevent this chopping.

Wheel Alignments

Your wheels' alignment has less to do with the tire's road surface and more with the outer edges. However, this is just as important because of the channels on the edges of your tires. When you drive on a wet road surface, these channels whisk water outwards, allowing the inner tread to make good contact with the road. Three specifications go into your wheel's alignment. The first is camber, the vertical angle of your tires. Negative camber causes the top of your wheels to angle inwards while the bottom puckers out. Positive camber does the opposite. The second spec is the horizontal angle of your wheels, called toe. If the toe is in or out, it can cause a dragging effect, which will decrease your gas mileage and cause premature and uneven edge wear. The last specification is the caster, the angle of the steering axis. Every manufacturer has a specific angle required to maintain even tread wear and optimal grip on the road.

Take care of your tires at Reedman-Toll Subaru

As you can see, there are a few ways to make sure your tires get the care they deserve. And while it may seem like a lot, all of these tire care methods are simple routine maintenance for the service experts here at Reedman-Toll Subaru. When you bring your vehicle to our service center, you get the confidence that only highly-trained, certified technicians are working on your car. If your tires need replacing, an expert will advise you on the best tire to fit your car and your budget. Whatever you need to make sure your tires are in good shape, you can book a service appointment by calling our service center directly or using the online appointment scheduler. We look forward to serving you!

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