Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton specializes in new tire sales for all types of vehicles. Whether you drive a car, truck, sports car or SUV we’ve got you covered. We offer the best prices in town and the quality of our product is never compromised. We offer a large variety of top brands tires from Hankook, Pirelli, B.F. Goodrich, Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Toyo and other numerous unparalleled brands in the market.
Many drivers choose to replace worn OEM tires with aftermarket tires, whether it is in the interest of saving money or changing vehicle performance traits. If you decide to change tires, our certified service advisors should be able to suggest alternative models that fit your needs.
If you were happy with the performance of your old tires, you can of course replace them with the same model. Most auto companies spend thousands of dollars in research and development and work with tire makers to choose the tires that best suit their vehicles, but OEM tires can be much more expensive than aftermarket ones, especially when you get them through the dealership.
If you’re considering something new, you should look at the different types of tires and choose one which best matches your driving style, preferences, and local road conditions. “Touring” tires may provide a more comfortable ride, but performance may suffer slightly. On the other hand, high performance tires may enable you to turn, stop, and accelerate quicker but can be noisier and cause a less comfortable ride. All-season tires can provide passable performance in most conditions, but will be heavily out performed by dedicated “summer” or winter tires, and “economy” tires may be cheap and noisy with mediocre performance but provide the best fuel economy. Used tires are never recommended, but if your budget or untimely lose of a tire only allows for used tires make sure to check that they are still safe for use.
How do you know when it’s time to get new tires? You should pay attention to your vehicle’s performance, tire tread depth, and the age of your tires. A general rule is that if a tire is more than six years old, even if they look new and have never been driven on, they should be inspected thoroughly before use. The tires rubber can become brittle as it ages and this can lead to tire failure or loss of performance. As a consumer, you have the right to demand newer tires if you are buying them from a retailer. To determine the date of a tire’s manufacture, look for a series on the sidewall that begins with “DOT”. The last four numbers in this sequence will tell you the week and year that a tire was made. For example, 1822 means that the tire was made in the 18th week of 2022.
We recommend that you start shopping for new tires when your tread wears to 4/32 of an inch. This is just enough tread to sluice away water and keep your tires in contact with the road. The most common tread depth on new tires is 10/32 of an inch. The legal minimum in most states is 2/32 of an inch.
The Tire Tread Quarter Test. A Washington quarter, placed upside down in the tread grooves at several points, is a helpful gauge in determining a safe tread depth. From the coin edge to the top of Washington’s head is 4/32 inch.
The Tire Tread Penny Test. To be legal in most states, your tires must pass the Lincoln penny test. From the coin edge to the top of Lincoln’s head is 2/32 inch.
Wear Bars. Manufacturer’s place wear bars in the grooves between tire treads. Replace your tires before the tread wears flush with the bars.
Even on dry pavement, it takes longer to stop with bald tires. On wet pavement, you may not be able to avoid a hazard in time.
Taking Care of Your New Tires
Always keep your tires inflated to the correct pressure. Your vehicle won’t handle well if your cars are too soft or too hard. Under or over inflation can even cause a blowout. Consult your owner’s manual or check the vehicle placard for the specified PSI (pounds per square inch) for your tires. (See Tire Size above.) Properly inflated wear tires wear evenly and can help you get up to 3% better gas mileage.
Rotate your tires. This helps ensure that your tires wear evenly. Most tire manufacturers recommend a 6,000-8,000 mile interval. It’s great way to remember to rotate your tires is have it done when you’re in for an oil change.
Periodic alignment checks and suspension checks. Even under the best conditions your wheels will move slightly out of alignment over time. This can result in them fighting for control over each other, reduce fuel efficiency, and cause premature tread wear. And worn shocks, struts, and other suspension components can also effect the life of your tire.
Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
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