As drivers, we often make the innocent mistake of neglecting regular maintenance of the tires on our vehicles. When we think routine car servicing, most of us go directly to get an oil change like clockwork when we notice we are due, and ignore our tires as being part of that service.

Tire failure has been the cause has been the catalyst behind 11,000 vehicle accidents and approximately 400 or more people lose their life year after year due to tires blowing out according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Shop great prices on new tires today. 

We value our customer's safety and wellbeing at Valley Subaru and strongly advise that you service your tires as faithfully as you service your oil. Protect yourself and your passengers with preventative car maintenance, including your tires. Don't miss out on our Subaru service specials

How to Visually Recognize Tire Wear & Tear

Wear down in the mostly in the center of the tire thread indicates too much air pressure. Over-inflation makes the tires inner area of the tire get the most contact with the road. Under-inflation causes more road connection with the outside edges of the tire, causing wear and tear to those outside edges.

When the wheels are out of alignment, the thread gets worn down on one edge of the tire. Tire wear all over the tire indicates the wheel is out of balance or that you need to replace suspension components like the shock absorbers.

If the tread or sidewall is raised, this could mean that a belt inside the tire has separated from one of the belts beside it.

Raised portion of the tread or sidewall: May indicate that one of the belts in the tire carcass has separated from those next to it. 

Recognizing the Sound and Feel of Tire Problems

If you sense a pull to one side while driving, that may mean the tire on that side may have low air pressure, poor wheel alignment or have been damaged somehow. Vibration or thudding sounds could indicate tire is out of balance, flat tire or a separated tire belt.

Correcting Tire Pressure

Make your tires last longer by getting the air pressure checked at least once a month.

The perfect amount of air pressure makes the overall safety and performance of the vehicle better.

Balance & Rotate Tires

Balance your tires every 4,000 to 6,000 miles to distribute the weight of the tires around each axle in order to maintain a smooth ride while the treads wear evenly. You should rotate your tires every six months to extend the life of the tread.

Tire Replacements

Replacing your tires is a must at some point because road and weather conditions deplete the thread over time.

Wheel Alignment

Have your wheels aligned every year, when you purchase new tires and definitely when you feel your vehicle tugging to one side.

Service your Tires with Us

Our team of trained Subaru specialists can take care of all of your routine vehicle maintenance needs, including tire repair.

Valley Subaru is very in touch with how routine car maintenance expenses can put a hurting on your wallet, so visit our website often to see any coupons on tire maintenance to help prevent reaching the point of repair. Give us a call today to schedule your vehicle service needs.

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Valley Subaru of Longmont

1800 Industrial Circle
Directions Longmont, CO 80501

  • Sales: 855-762-3012
  • Service: 855-769-5653
  • Parts: 855-771-5655


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