At V&F Auto Inc. in Agawam, MA, we understand proper tire repair and maintenance is vital to your safety. It will extend the mileage you get, as well as fuel efficiency. Have you inspected your wheels lately? Are they properly inflated, is tread deep enough, can you see uneven wear? Do you have a TPMS / Tire Inflation Pressure Monitor System? These are all questions you need ask when inspecting your tires. It is important to keep an eye on them on a consistent basis. When in good condition, a good set will not only save you money by avoiding premature replacements but also increase your fuel efficiency. When not properly maintained your wheels wear out faster than expected. Avoid collisions and unexpected breakdowns by following a few simple tire repair guidelines. Call (413) 314-2280 or stop by our 443 Springfield St location to schedule tire repair or maintenance.
Tread Depth: The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6 millimeters or 2/23 of an inch. There is an easy way to check your tread depth. Use a penny and turn it upside down. If you cannot see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head, you are good. If you can see the top of his head, you need to replace your wheels. This is a widely known life hack. If your tread is low, you run the danger of extended stopping distances, hydroplaning and reduced grip. If live in an area where wet road conditions are prevalent; suggested tire tread is 4/32 of an inch or (3.2 mm) deep.
Tire Rotation & Balancing: Rotation and balancing are crucial to correct tire maintenance and aids in preserving handling, traction, and even out tread wear. It can also improve performance when performed routinely. Tires require rotation regularly because the rear tires will wear fast than the front. Our suggestion is to have your wheels rotated and balanced every time you get an oil change and once in between. Tire repair and maintenance is key to preserve tread, tread depth. If you don’t have them rotated when you have an oil change, it is suggested you have them rotated at least every 4,000 to 6,000 miles.
Air Pressure: Air pressure is often overlooked but very important and it fluctuates. Air pressure needs to be inspected and adjusted weekly. This will help you get the most out of your tires and preserve fuel efficiency. When there is a major temperature change, air pressure should be adjusted because temperature changes do affect psi. When it starts to get cold, you will lose enough air pressure to affect stopping distance and gas mileage.
V&F Auto Inc. delivers small town service you can trust. With professional tire maintenance, repair, and sales provided by knowledgeable specialists that will answer any questions you may have. Safety is our number one priority and goal. Timely maintenance will protect your investment, performance, and preserve fuel efficiency. We are available 6 days a week; 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Scheduling is easy too, call (413) 314-2280 or schedule service online. V&F Auto Inc. provides trustworthy and honest tire repair and maintenance you can count on.