The New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire can help you prolong the life of your tires with some basic tire care.
You usually spend your Saturdays at one of the fun New Orleans events. But today, you think your time would be better spent catching up on necessary chores. Like basic car maintenance. (And there’s always tomorrow’s Pelicans game for a bit of fun.)
That's a great idea. Be sure you don't forget one of the easiest items in the New Orleans auto care checklist: tire rotation. As auto.howstuffworks.com explains, "Done properly, [tire rotation] can extend the life of your tires, improve your gas mileage and ensure that your car handles in a steady and predictable manner when you need to make a sudden turn or stop....
"If you left all four tires in the same corner of your car for years and years, some tires would wear out faster than others. Worse, some of the treads in individual tires could wear unevenly, with the inside or outside wearing out first. Uneven tread wear is unavoidable. The weight of a car is not distributed evenly to all four corners. The engine, the heaviest single thing in a car, is usually at the front, so the front tires tend to carry more weight. The front tires also take care of all the steering duties. Plus, when you apply the brakes, the weight of the car shifts forward. Think about how often you brake while cornering, and you'll begin to understand why front tires almost always wear out faster than rear tires."
Of course, the best place to take your car for basic New Orleans auto care or New Orleans auto repair is Twin Tire Auto Care. Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Locally owned, Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto care and auto repair service centers to serve you: Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.