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Tire Care

September 17th, 2013

Cleaning Tires

Nothing makes a car look sweeter than a shiny set of tires. But don’t put your investment at risk by using just any cleaner. Make sure to only use non-petroleum based products to clean the tires. A number of wheel cleaners may contain harsh acids, alkalis and/or detergents that can damage wheels and paint. However, there are products out there that are safe for all brands of tires as well as environmentally responsible. You can find them at an auto parts dealer near you.

Tire Storage

If you have multiple sets of tires, proper tire storage is a must. (Just setting them off in the corner of your garage isn’t enough.) Proper storage ensures that your tires’ appearance and performance are maintained. Before you store your tires, be sure to inspect each one for damage or uneven wear.

How to Store Your Tires

  • Store your tires in a clean, cool and dark location away from heat or gas. Pr ...[more]
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

September 17th, 2013

A tire pressure warning light (see accompanying image) is a computerized measurement that alerts you when the pressure of one (or more) of your tires falls below 25% of the manufacturer’s recommended psi. Some cars alert you if your tire’s pressure is too high, but the majority of vehicles focus on the more common problem: underinflation.

TPMS

If Your Light Comes On

Visually inspect all four tires for damages, then use a tire pressure gauge on the tire (or tires) that your system indicated had low pressure. Compare the tire’s psi with the manufacturer’s recommended psi, which can be found in your owner’s manual or on the sticker inside of your driver’s side door jam. If pressure is low, add air until it reaches the proper pressure. If your light continues to stay on, take your vehicle to an authorized tire dea ...[more]

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