At 55 miles an hour, stopping distance on a brand new tire is about 195 feet. With a worn out tire, however, stopping distance is almost 398 feet. That's a lot of distance, so having your tires checked regularly is important.
Here are a few tips to keep your tires in the best shape possible. At Darrell Waltrip Buick GMC we recommend every a tire rotation and tire balance every 5,000 miles. Following this rule will ensure that the tire wears properly and that you won't experience bounce while driving.
Do you want your tires to last longer? Alignment is the best way to achieve that goal. Alignment is going to help keep the tire where it's going to be wearing evenly, and we recommend that every 15,000 miles or once a year. The alignment is very important, but if you do the alignment and not the rotate and balance, you're still going to have tires that are going to wear out on you.
There's another thing that you can do to help with the overall maintenance of the tires. Something that we didn't have years ago, and it's called nitrogen and it will help stabilize the air pressure in the tire. Another great way to help save and help maintain your tires.
You used to pull in and get your tires checked at the gas station, but you come in here to Darrell Waltrip Buick GMC. Let our trained and certified technicians and state-of-the-art equipment check your tires in Franklin. We're going to make sure that your ride out of here on a fresh, safe set of tires.