After Winter, Your Tires May Be Tired and Worn

Spring in Metairie-New Orleans is a good time to have your tires checked to make sure they’re ready for the hot summer ahead.

Less than a day to go before New Orleans turns green for St. Patrick’s Day. Those bright green shamrocks are yet another reminder that winter’s gone and those hot, muggy days of summer are just ahead. That change – such as it is – in seasons is a signal that it’s time to do other things, from spring cleaning to making sure your car has survived the winter and is ready for the blazing hot summer ahead.

Your tires should be high on your car checklist, says consumerreports.com. Check the wear – not just to see if your tires need replacing, but for the pattern of wear. Uneven wear is a sign you probably need your wheels aligned. And check your inflation frequently.

Under-inflated tires can cause heat build-up; you’ll want to keep your tires properly inflated to combat the impending summer heat,” consumerreports.org says.

The easiest and simplest way to check your tires is to have someone else – like Twin Tire and Auto Care – do the work. Twin Tire has been the trusted tire shop in Metairie-New Orleans since 1973. And if it’s new tires you need, Twin Tire is still the place to go. We have all manufacturers, sizes and style of tire to suit you and your needs. We’re also conveniently located with shops in Harvey, Marrero and Hammond to service cars and light trucks. If you have a heavy commercial vehicle, come to our Harahan location.

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