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Tire Center at Columbine Ford

Columbine Ford has a few tips to help you extend your tires’, improve your car’s ride, and save money have a safer drive. Our certified service technicians are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your vehicle. Columbine Ford proudly serves Rifle, Parachute, Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, and the surrounding areas of the Western Slope of Colorado with complete tire care for your Jeep. Keep reading to get more details.

How often should I check my tire Air Pressure?

Proper air pressure is the easiest way to extend your tire’s life. The air pressure in your tires should be checked at least once a month. Your tires can lose about a pound per square inch of pressure every month. Proper tire pressure is essential for safety as well as fuel efficiency. Driving with improper air pressure in your tires means you are getting fewer miles per gallon. You can increase your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by having the right amount of pressure. So save yourself some green, check your tire pressure.

When should I have my tires rotated?

When you rotate your tires, it allows them to wear evenly. You should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles. With most vehicles, when you place it in “dive,” only one or two wheels are spinning, and a time, this is why tires will wear uneven. Columbine Ford’s service technicians will rotate your tires by moving them to different positions on the vehicle. This position change allows the tires on the drive wheels a rest and evens outwear.

What happens when you have your wheels balanced?

The manufacturing process of tires is not perfect along wear causes heavy spot on them. These heavy spots can be a quarter ounce to one-half ounce or more, but these seemly small differences cause significant problems. Problems like vibration and uneven tire wear, for example. The technicians at Columbine Ford will balance each wheel by attaching small weights to the wheel. They do this with the use of a specialized wheel balancing machine. It’s a fast, easy process that costs a lot less than a new tire!

What is a vehicle alignment?

Vehicle alignment is vital to the life of your suspension. When your car is out of alignment, your tires become toed-in or toed-out, causing the ever-dreaded uneven tire wear. If your vehicle pulls right or left or feels a steering wheel vibration, you may have an alignment problem. Small things like bumping a parking lot barrier or hitting a pothole can put your vehicle out of alignment. The slightest misalignment will lower fuel efficiency and increase your tire’s tread wear. You should have your vehicle’s alignment checked every six months.

Lighten your load

Every vehicle has a load limit which is the number of people and stuff it can carry. You can find your cars limit on the placard on your door frame. Overloading your vehicle puts too much weight on the tires, causing them to fail prematurely.

Tire Services from Columbine Ford

The certified technicians at Columbine Ford are here to help you get the most out of your tires. We are happy to answer any service questions you may have along the way. You can schedule your appointment online through our website at your convenience. So, stop into the dealership today and see how we can help you save some money.