Don’t Drive on Old Tires

An old tire can be just as unreliable as a worn, bald tire and have you needing tire service in Metairie.

If you think you’re the crawfish eating champ, now’s your chance to prove it at the Pinch a Palooza Festival and Crawfish eating contest the Sunday after next in Metairie. Competitors in the two-heat contest have to preregister online. The winners of each heat will then go up against each other in a pinch-off for the title of champion.

Now, we know that you may not have to travel too far to get to Metairie for the Pinch a Palooza, but anytime you set out on the road, you should make sure your car is ready. That’s especially true if, like most of us, you’re not really good about keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule. Before setting out, you should at least get the oil checked and changed, if needed, and glance at your tires - tread, inflation and age.

Wait, age?!?

Yep. Your tires may look pristine, but if they’ve got a bit of age on them, they may need to be replaced, according to Edmunds.com. The effect of aging on a tire is rather like that of use, only without the obvious wear.

“The rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate with time, regardless of the condition of the tread. An old tire poses a safety hazard,” Edmunds says. “The age warning also applies to spare tires and ‘new’ tires that have never been used but are old….The Rubber Manufacturers Association says there is no way to put a date on when a tire ‘expires,’ because such factors as heat, storage and conditions of use can dramatically reduce the life of a tire.”

If you’re not sure how old your tires are, or how to check, drive round to Twin Tire and Auto Care. We’ve been the tire service and auto repair experts in the Metairie area since 1973. We have three convenient tire service and auto repair locations to serve you in Harvey, Marrero and Hammond. Those are for cars and light trucks. We have a location in Harahan for heavy, commercial vehicles. And, if you need new tires, we’re the place to go. We stock all brands, sizes and styles to fit all vehicles.

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