Tire Care and Tire Wear | Wichita Auto Care

Tire Care and Tire Wear | Wichita Auto Care

Tracy’s Automotive is open and here to help you. We’ll come pick up your car or truck and return it to you thoroughly cleaned when we’ve finished servicing or repairing it.

Have you ever had this experience? You’re talking cars with a friend while playing golf or just sitting around sipping tall, cold drinks. The conversation lands on tires. You find out that you and he have the same brand and model tire but one of you has gotten a lot more miles out of it than the other one has.

What’s up with that? Tires are advertised for the number of miles they can get, so shouldn’t all drivers get about the same mileage out of a set of radials?

Yes, in an ideal world, that’s true. But, as tyrehub.co.nz points out, many factors go into determining a tire’s lifespan. Among them, is tire care and whether you keep your tires properly inflated, correctly aligned, and accurately balanced.

“If your tire is under inflated then the shoulders of the tire take on much of the load,” tyrehub.co.nz explains. “This causes the shoulders to wear whilst the center is unworn. The result is an uneven distribution of wear, with more rapid wear featuring in specific areas.

“The opposite (over inflation) causes the opposite problem. The center of the tire wears whilst the shoulders, with decreased surface contact, do not. The result is the same though, with uneven tire wear that is more rapid in areas.

“In both cases, this shortens the life of the tire.”

Wheel alignment has a similar effect. If your wheels aren’t on straight, parts of the tire will have more contact with the ground than other parts. The result is uneven wear and a shorter tire life. Tires that are out of balance can also cause uneven wear.

All these issues can easily be avoided with a bit of regular tire care – checking your inflation regularly, rotating your tires, having their alignment and balance checked and fixed if it’s off. The easiest way to do that is to have an expert tire pro, like the certified tire technicians at Tracy’s Automotive, do the work.

If you’re looking for a reliable auto care and auto repair shop in Wichita, look no further than Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s Automotive is here for you in this difficult time and, if you don’t feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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