Tire Service Near Savannah, MO
Tire Service at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah
The tires on your vehicle are the only component that is actually in contact with the ground, allowing you to maintain control of your car, truck, or SUV. And while you might visualize the average tire and consider it to be a sizable piece of equipment, it is vital to understand that the tire contact patch, or part of the tire touching the road’s surface at any given moment, is only around 25 square inches, or about the size of your hand. So the entire tread surface of your tire must be well maintained and in good condition to ensure your safety. At Victory Chevrolet of Savannah, we offer all the tire services you need to get the most value and safety from your investment in automotive tires.
Proper Inflation Is Vital
When a tire is underinflated, it is too soft and will bulge and rapidly wear out the tread edge and sidewall. Conversely, if the tire is overinflated, it becomes too dense and reduces the tread coming into contact with the road. It can also result in the center of the tread wearing more rapidly than intended. To help drivers maintain proper tire air pressure, Chevrolet uses a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or TPMS, to warn you of low tire air pressure. When the warning light is illuminated, visit Victory Chevrolet of Savannah for a tire inspection and correct any air pressure issues. If your vehicle does not have a TPMS, monthly air pressure checks are recommended to ensure your safety and the longevity of your tires.
Tire Rotation Adds Valuable Miles To Your Tire Life
Each tire on your vehicle will have a slightly different wear pattern due to the varied contact with the road’s surface. If tires remain mounted in the same location for more than 7,500 miles, the uneven wear pattern will quickly degrade parts of the tire and create a safety hazard. Having the tires rotated every 7,500 miles at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah is the best way to balance the treadwear throughout the surface and ensure the longest tire life and safety possible.
The Importance Of Wheel Alignment And Balance
The alignment of your vehicle’s wheel controls the tire surface’s angle in relation to the road’s surface. Improper alignment causes the tires to roll unevenly and pull against one another rather than moving forward in unison. The result is increased and uneven wear that will cause tires to become unsafe.
A properly balanced tire will roll smoothly down the road. However, if the tire becomes out of balance, it will bounce and create a handling safety concern as well as unnecessary wear to the tire tread. If you feel the steering wheel vibrating or requiring more correction than usual, call us or use our online scheduling tool to reserve an appointment with our expert service technicians to inspect your tires and suspension. We are just a short drive from your home or work in St. Joseph or Kansas City. Fast action is the best way to prevent an accident or irreversible damage to your tires.