Knowing the Signs of Tire Issues
The first step to tire maintenance is to check your tire pressure on a regular basis. Under or over inflated tires can lower fuel economy, as well as make the vehicle less safe. There are signs that your vehicle's tires may be improperly inflated. When driving down a straight, level road, check to see if the car pulls to one side or the other. While this "pulling" may be caused by improper alignment, it may also indicate a tire problem, especially if you are certain that the alignment is correct or if the vehicle recently had an alignment service. If the center section of the tread is smooth, your tires may be over-inflated. Likewise, if the outside sections or edges of the tire tread are worn or rounded, your tires may be under-inflated.
Good Tires = Better Safety
While it's easy to overlook your tires, having them regularly checked can actually yield better fuel economy and improved vehicle handling, and our Larry H. Miller Tire Center is ready to help you. Since most tire damage and wear is a result of driving on tires that are improperly inflated, your tire air pressure should be checked once a month. In order to achieve optimum handling from your vehicle, from everyday driving to making emergency maneuvers, tire pressure needs to be at the proper inflation level. Even a tire that doesn't appear to be low on air can result in reduced vehicle handling and excessive tread wear. And at some point all tires need to be replaced. Looking for specific tires? Fill out our online parts order form and we will get back to you promptly.
We offer tire replacement, tire rotation, tire inspection, tire repair, and alignment in Boise for any make or model.