Tire FAQs At Your Toyota Dealership In Tampa
Tire FAQs At Your Toyota Dealership In Tampa
Tire Frequently Asked Questions
What Causes Wear And Tear?
There are many things that can lead to the wear and tear of your Toyota’s tires. These factors include road conditions, weather conditions, driving habits, improper use and how often routine maintenance takes place. Road conditions can include obstacles such as potholes and sharp objects that may have come from other vehicles and speed bumps. It can also include oil, grease and other chemicals that come from other vehicles. Although the climate in Florida doesn’t change that drastically, it can still affect the wear and tear of your tires. The main concerns would be the rain and strong sunlight.
Driving habits are probably something that most people wouldn’t think about when it comes to the wear and tear of their tires. Certain actions can cause unnecessary wear like quick starts and emergency braking. Bad habits such as neglecting basic maintenance can also cause wear and tear. This maintenance can include air pressure, alignment, rotation, balancing or improper storage. The best way to avoid any of this is to head down to the Toyota service center at Toyota of Tampa Bay today and have a professional check out your tires.
Tire Replacement And Knowing When To Do It
Q: How will I know to replace my tires?
A: Most of the time, a mechanic can tell you right away if you should get new tires, but there are a few ways to check for yourself. A good rule of thumb is that your tires should only be used for a maximum of 10 years. After the 5-year mark, you should really get them checked once per year. You’ll also want to pay attention to how your vehicle feels while driving. If there are vibrations or anything abnormal, check to see if you have a flat or if there is any excess wear to the tread. You should always replace your tire when the tread is worn down below the recommended depth.
Q: How do I know when the tread is too low?
A: The first thing to look for is if you can see any metal coming through the tread or if there is no tread at all. If you still have tread on your tire and you’re not sure if it’s too low, the best way to check by yourself is with a penny. If you place a penny with Abraham Lincoln’s head into the grooves of the tread and can see his entire head, your tread is too low, and you should replace the tire. Once the tread gets to that level, it minimizes your vehicle’s capability to grip the road, which can create a negative impact on those particularly rainy days.
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Alignment & Rotation
Tire alignment and tire rotation are 2 very important steps to ensuring that your vehicle is running at its best. Having wheels that are out of alignment can cause unnecessary vibrations and pulling to 1 side or the other. Having your tires rotated is important because they can wear in different spots depending on where they are, and you don’t want some wearing down more than others. By rotating them, you are making sure they all receive the same amount of wear in the same places. Both of these services can be performed at our Toyota car dealership in Tampa, FL by our staff of professional mechanics.
Tire Pressure & Monitoring System
Q: Why is tire pressure important?
A: Keeping track of your tire pressure is a simple task and it can help tremendously with wear and tear. You can locate the correct amount of air for your tires on the side of the tires, and you should always follow this number. Having too much or too little air in your tire can greatly increase the amount of wear and tear your tire experiences.
Q: How do I check my tire pressure?
A: There are many ways to check the pressure of your tires, and it should really be done when your tires are cold. The easiest way is with a tire pressure gauge which you can buy at any hardware store. You can also use the air pumps at any gas station when you go to fill your tires yourself. If you’re still unsure, you can always have one of our professionals check for you.
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Stop by the Toyota Service Center at Toyota of Tampa Bay today for all of your tire needs.
Where Is The Best Place To Buy Tires?
The best place to buy new tires for your Toyota is at your local Toyota dealership. At Toyota of Tampa Bay, we have a staff full of experts who will know exactly which tire is specifically meant for your vehicle. We can provide the timely service you need for any tire replacement, including alignment and rotation, to ensure your vehicle keeps running at its best. Don’t forget to check out any service specials we may have so you can save a little more than just time. We proudly serve the Tampa, Brandon and Wesley Chapel, FL areas.