Next to the brakes, there’s nothing more vital for your and your family’s safety than your car’s tires. If you stay on top of best care practices, your tires will carry you safely for many years. For the best tires in Katy, TX, trust the experts at YHS Automotive.
Tire Rotation and Balancing Katy TX
Periodic tire rotations promote even tire wear that will dramatically increase the life of your tires. Tires that stay in one area of the vehicle will typically wear faster than tires that are rotated on a routine basis. For example, If your vehicle is a front-wheel drive, most of the weight is in the front due to the engine and transmission. If your tires are not rotated, the front will wear out twice as fast as the rear tires due to the weight.
Aside from rotating, maintaining the balance of your tires is equally important to increase the tires’ life. As tires wear, the balancing of your tires changes due to the difference in weight. When the balancing is off, the tire will not rotate smoothly. It will actually hop up and down ever so slightly going down the road. You can’t see the hop with the naked eye, but you will feel the vibration in the vehicle at highway speeds. Improper tire balance puts unnecessary stress on the tire, leading to uneven tire wear and cupping of the tire’s tread. YHS Automotive suggests rotating your tires every 5 to 7,000 miles or at every other oil change. Balancing at the time of rotation is the best way to go. At the very least, we suggest balancing your tires once a year or every 15,000 miles.
Tire Inflation Katy TX
Proper tire inflation is critical to your vehicle’s tires’ safety, performance, fuel efficiency, and wear. One of the biggest misnomers is inflating the tires to the pressure indicated on the tire’s sidewall. To find your vehicle’s proper tire information, look for the tire information placard on the driver’s door opening. The placard is white with yellow lettering in most cases. The placard has all the tire information on your vehicle, such as the tire size, speed rating, and load index. It also has the recommended tire pressure for the front, rear and spare tires. Keeping on top of your vehicle’s tire pressure is easy nowadays, thanks to your vehicle’s TPMS system. What is TPMS? TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This system lets you know when you have a tire at an unsafe pressure. Both underinflated and overinflated tires will turn on your vehicle’s TPMS light. Your vehicle’s TPMS light is yellow and resembles a horseshoe with an exclamation point in the middle. It’s found on your vehicle’s instrument cluster and can be seen when you turn on your key. If your TPMS Light is on, check your tire pressures and reset the TPMS light if necessary. Information regarding your TPMS system can be found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Tires Near Me
YHS Automotive is a full-service tire center. Our staff will help you select the proper tire for you and your vehicle. We sell a wide variety of name-brand tires, repair flats, service TPMS systems, and perform wheel alignments. When you need tires in Katy, TX, you need the team at YHS Automotive!