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Finding the Right Tire Service in NH
When it comes time to rotate your tires, check inflation, or even have them replaced, you may wonder where the best tire center in Manchester is to bring your vehicle. From national chains to 'corner shops,' there are many options to find tires for sale in New Hampshire. But taking your car to a Ford dealership has great benefits. Nobody knows your vehicle better than the Ford Motor Company-trained experts at your local dealership. AutoFair Ford uses Genuine Parts made for your vehicle and can give you everything it needs, all in one stop. If you find signs of wear on your tires, or if your tires are more than six years or 50,000 miles old, it may be time for a new set. AutoFair Ford has the right tires for your vehicle for any situation, and will beat competitors best price on the name-brand tires we sell, including Goodyear, Continental, Michelin and more, for up to 30 days after your purchase! We are also the best place for any other service your vehicle needs, including tire rotations, wheel alignments and more. Our Genuine Parts & Service experts can do it all in one stop, and we will make sure your tires are inflated to the proper level too. Fill out our online Service Appointment form to schedule your next tire servicing. For all of your Ford tire needs, we serve a variety of communities surrounding Manchester, including East Merrimack, Londonderry, Bedford, Derry, Nashua, South Hooksett, Hooksett, Goffstown, Concord, and Salem.
Tire Maintenance Guide
|What You Can Do||What a Professional Should Do|
|Check Your Tire Inflation||Tire Balancing|
|Check Your Tire Tread||Vehicle Alignment|
|Know What Certain Wear Patterns Mean||Tire Rotation|
When is it Time for New Tires?
The first thing to look at is tread depth. Tires also have built-in wear indicators: each tread groove will have a four or five spots around the tire that are 2/32 of an inch (the minimum legal tread depth) higher than the rest of the groove. These high spots will create a visible gap in the groove once the tread has worn down to 2/32". Don't just look at one tread groove, either. Check several, to see if one part of the tire is wearing faster than another. Also, look for "cupping," which is a series of flat spots on the edge of the tread; look at the sidewalls for bulges, which indicate a problem with the tire's internal structure. If you can see wire mesh or threads anywhere, that tire is worse than worn out-it may not be safe to drive on. A tire showing any of these conditions needs to be replaced. View of Parts and Service specials, for the latest on savings at AutoFair Ford.
The Importance of Correct Tire Pressure
Proper inflation pressure is essential for achieving maximum performance and mileage. Remember, tires are the only contact between your vehicle and the road. The most important aspect of tire maintenance is proper inflation of your tires. Not only are under inflated tires more prone to damage and failure, but they can lead to higher fuel costs by as much as 3 to 5¢ per gallon. Proper inflation is essential for not only the performance and longevity of the tire, but also safety. Your tires carry the entire weight of your vehicle. They cannot do their job properly when underinflated or overinflated. In fact, operating your tires underinflated can also result in a tire failure. Improper tire inflation pressure can cause severe internal tire damage, which can lead to sudden tire failure. It may also result in rapid or irregular wear. Pressures should always be checked when the tires are cold and at least monthly. Vehicle manufacturers list recommended tire pressures for original vehicle tires in the owner's manual or on a placard on the end of the driver's side door or in the glove box. If the tire is not from the original set the inflation pressure can be found molded on the sidewall.
Why Tire Rotation?
Tire rotation is vital to achieving even tread wear and long tread life. Rotation is necessary because of the uneven wear characteristics of each wheel position on the vehicle. Regular rotation of your tires will help prevent irregular and premature wear, and will save you money in the long run. 40% of drivers have not rotated their tires within the recommended interval of at least 8,000 miles. A healthy habit many people follow is to rotate their tires with every oil change. For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position. This ensures that all of the tires wear evenly and last longer. If no period is specified in your vehicle owner's manual, tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Balancing compensates for the weight of the tire and wheel assembly after the tire is mounted. A wheel is out of balance when one area is heavier or lighter than the rest. This can cause eccentric treadwear and vibration, plus increase the stress on the front-end parts, causing them to wear prematurely. Why do tires wear unevenly? A good example is Front Wheel Drive vehicles which places braking, steering and driving forces on the front axle tires. Rear axle tires only receive braking forces resulting in a much faster wear rate for the front axle tires. Tire rotation for these vehicles therefore becomes very important for optimum tire life.