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Tire Shop in Turlock, CA

Many Los Banos drivers understand that vehicle maintenance is important. However, it can be easy to overlook your vehicle's tires. Your tires are the first point of contact on the road, so it's important that they're properly maintained or in optimal condition. There's a lot you can do to ensure that your vehicle's tires last longer between maintenance intervals and our tire shop in Turlock can help with that. From tire rotations to alignments, you can depend on us to have your back.

Your tires are a common wear item, so you can only maintain them for so long on your Modesto daily driver until they need to be replaced. Whether your pre-owned vehicle's tires need replacing or you want to ensure your new vehicle's tires last as long as possible, turn to our tire shop in Turlock, CA, for assistance. There are also plenty of different kinds of tires for sale near Modesto as well, so our team can help you narrow down your options. You can always contact our tire shop in Turlock if you have any questions or concerns. Visit the tire center today at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock to address all of your tire needs.

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Tire Maintenance

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Wheel Alignment & Balance

A good way to prolong the need to shop for tires for sale near Modesto is by performing wheel alignments. If your vehicle is misaligned, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly, and you may experience a change in how your vehicle handles. Your tires and wheels have been aligned and balanced at the factory for optimal performance, but if you make any suspension or wheel changes, your vehicle might be in need of an alignment at our tire shop in Turlock, CA.

Regular wheel alignment and balances aren't necessary. However, if you're noticing uneven tire wear or you continuously have to turn your steering wheel a certain way to keep your vehicle going straight on Ceres roads, you might need a wheel alignment. To keep your tires in optimal condition and ensure a smooth ride on your adventures, let the certified service experts at our tire shop in Turlock take care of you.

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Tire Rotation

Another great way to extend the life of your tires and improve performance is with tire rotations. Tire rotations allow your tires to evenly wear so that you can prolong their usage on Los Banos roads. This is because each tire will wear differently over its lifespan, and rotating them will allow them to wear more uniformly.

Depending on whether or not your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, your tire rotation pattern could vary. Because of this, you can always reach out to our team to get assistance on the proper tire rotation pattern your vehicle requires. We also want to note that if your vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, it will need to be reset after each tire rotation. For more information, count on the certified service experts at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock.

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Tire Pressure

Many new vehicles today come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and it will notify you when your tire pressures are low. Low tire pressures can result in not only uneven tire wear, but it also means decreased performance on Turlock roads. If you notice your tires regularly needing to be filled with air, it's likely there's a leak, and it could mean you need to begin shopping for new tires for sale near Modesto.

Keep in mind that your OEM TPMS sensor battery usually lasts up to 10 years of normal use. When they run out, the sensors just need to be replaced. If your Tire Pressure Monitor light comes on and stays solid with a check tire pressure, low tire pressure, or add air to tire message, then check and adjust all tire air pressures to the recommended levels. Then drive your vehicle to turn the light off.

If your Tire Pressure Monitor light appears as a blinking yellow lamp for more than one minute and stays solid, then diagnostic service is needed. If your TPMS is not functioning properly, it cannot detect or signal a low-tire condition. You can schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Service Technicians, and they can ensure your TPMS is operating properly so you can drive with confidence.

Tire Wear

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What Causes Tire Wear

You might be wondering what exactly causes your tires to wear? There are plenty of different factors that could cause your tires to break down over time. Factors such as your driving style, tire manufacturer, or even the tire type could cause it to wear. Tire replacement is absolutely needed when the tread wear indicators appear.

Your tire's built-in tread wear indicators look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and become visible as the tire surface wears. When you bring your vehicle in for servicing, our technicians will take notice of your tread wear indicators and will let you know if it's time for a replacement.

A service technician installing a tire

When To Replace Tires

As we've mentioned, most tires have tread wear indicators which are an easy way to tell if it's time for new tires. The tread wear indicators typically appear when there's only 2/32 of an inch or less of the tire tread remaining. Additionally, even if you're not putting on many miles and you're just taking short trips around Ceres, your tires might still need replacing because they can age over time.

This applies to your spare tire as well (if available), even if it has never been used. It's also important to keep in mind that multiple factors including temperatures, loading conditions, and inflation pressure maintenance can affect how fast tires age. Other warning signs that your vehicle's tires will need replacement are as follows:

  • Three or more tread wear indicators appearing around the tire
  • The tire cord or fabric is showing through the rubber
  • The tire tread or sidewall is cracked, cut, or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric
  • The tire has a bulge or split
  • The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can't be repaired correctly

If you notice any of these warning signs or you just want to make sure your tires are in good shape, you can always visit the tire center at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock for assistance. Our certified service experts will work to ensure your vehicle is safe for you to drive. We hope to see you soon!


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