Taking Care of Your New Tires

Protecting Your Tread Investment

When you purchase a new set of tires, it's in your best interest to protect them and make them last as long as they should. The best way to protect your tread investment is with proper tire care. Since 1996, G&C Tire & Auto Service in Manassas, Virginia, has been assisting customers with choosing and installing new tires and the related tire services that help keep them in good usable condition.

Important Tire Care Tips

Although it may feel like an impossible challenge to prolong the life of your tires, it's truly manageable with proper tire care. You can't prevent certain acute tire failures, such as if you hit large debris on the road, but you can circumvent chronic issues that often plague tires. For instance, know the correct air pressure (psi) for your tires. This is printed on the door jamb sticker and in your owner's manual. Low air pressure can cause your tires to operate on the sidewalls, overheating those areas and putting you at risk for a blowout and sidewall wear. If the pressure is too high, it will cause excessive wear in the center of the tread pattern. Also, have your tires rotated and balanced according to the suggested schedule. While it's a fact of life that tires wear and cannot last forever, the wear is more even with rotation. A rotation exchanges front and rear tires in a pattern to create an optimal alignment. This is important since the weight of the motor applies more pressure to the front wheels. Finally, bring your vehicle in for a wheel alignment once per year or sooner if you've been in an accident or otherwise suspect a problem. Poorly aligned wheels cause excessive and uneven tread wear and other issues such as poor handling and control.

Your Total Package Tire Shop

G&C Tire & Auto Service is your total package tire shop. Not only can we sell you a new set of tires that fit your vehicle and serve you well, but we also provide the other services needed to keep your treads in good condition. Therefore, our ASE-certified technicians are here to assist you if you're ready for more tires, need to rotate and balance the set you already have, or want to get a wheel alignment to ensure proper suspension angles.

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