Hot weather is rough on cars and on tires. Tracy’s Automotive can help you if your tires aren’t ready for the hot summer temperatures.
Now that winter is behind us, temperatures are climbing and will continue to climb as summer reaches its peak in a few weeks. That’s good for those of us who want to get outside and enjoy the sun but summer is hard on your car.
“Just as heat takes its toll on people and electric bills, it also impacts car reliability and safety,” consumerreports.org says. “By some accounts, tire blowouts [will] rise, creating dangers for travelers. … Also, the tires will wear out faster.
“Hot weather exacerbates heat build-up and weakens the tire, potentially leading to abrupt and sometime catastrophic failure. On a hot 90-degree day at our track, surface temperatures easily exceed 150-degrees. Think about what your tires are experiencing while you’re enjoying the drive in a cool air-conditioned car.”
Maintaining the correct tire pressure is one of the best ways to care for your tires at any time of year, but especially in summer months. Consumer Reports offers these tips to help keep your tires cool:
- “Check the inflation pressure in each tire (and the spare) when the tires are cold or have sat more than three hours.”
- Inflate the tires to the manufacturer’s recommended setting
- “Check the tires monthly. Tires will typically lose up to 1 psi per month, and pressure drops about 1 psi for every 10-degree drop in air temperature.”
- “Tires also lose air to common punctures, so if you find you’re always adding air to one particular tire, it might have a slow leak. Have it checked out at a service garage.”
If you know your tires are older or need care, repair, or replacing, be sure to consult with a trusted Wichita tire technician to make sure the work is done correctly. You can find a reliable Wichita tire specialist at Tracy’s Automotive. Tracy’s carries all makes, models, size and style of tire to suite any vehicle or driving need.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or 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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