Long Beach Tire Sales

Here Are Some Basic Tips That Can Help To Keep Your Tires Properly Maintained

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While most people in Long Beach know us for our expertise in auto repair services, many people might not know that we also sell new tires. In our effort to be your one-stop shopping resource for all of your automotive needs, we are your source for your Long Beach tire sales for all types of vehicles from trusted brands such as Goodyear, Michelin and Firestone.

Tires are one of the most important components of a vehicle. However, like many other components, they will wear out over time. Worn tires can affect handling, overall ride and in the event of a blowout, can drastically affect your safety.

When purchasing tires, it is always a good idea to buy them in sets of four. In the event of a puncture, you can get away with purchasing a single tire but in most cases, you want to buy a set because they will be matched and with proper maintenance, should wear evenly.

Proper Inflation – Every brand of tire has their recommended inflation specs, know as PSI. It is important to keep your tires properly inflated. Proper inflation, helps to improve ride, gas mileage and tread wear.

Wheel Alignments – Making sure that your wheels are properly aligned can also cut down on tire wear. If your car pulls to one side, this can cause tires to wear unevenly. This can cause your car to not handle properly and even shake when wear is excessive. Wheel alignment should be checked approximately every 7500 miles.

Tire Rotations – Rotating your tires is another way to increase tread life. Because of turning, braking and other driving related needs, front tires have a tendency to wear faster than back tires. Tire rotations allow each tire to receive equal wear over time. Tire rotations should be performed about every 6000 to 8000 miles. If you are a particularly hard driver, you might want to rotate them as soon as 5000 miles.

Visual Inspections – It is always a good idea to visually inspect your tires regularly. You want to inspect the sidewalls as well as the tread for wear, bald spots and punctures. Since many times tires can wear on the inside, you might want to get underneath to get a really good look.

If you need a new set of tires, come visit us at Advanced Computer Automotive. Give us a call at (562) 421-1905 to schedule an appointment or to find out more information. We can install and balance them for you and help you maintain them with proper alignments and rotations so you can get the most out of your tires.