Winter is upon us, and rain is in the forecast. This is the last chance to get your tire services before the rains arrive. So head out to Toole’s Garage in San Carlos or Valley Springs to get your car’s tires checked out.
We recommend following “pre-winter” checks:
- Tire tread check – bring your vehicle to Toole’s Garage for a tire tread check – we can check the tires and make sure there is enough tread left to drive safely in heavy rain.
- Tire pressure adjustment – low tire pressure contributes to faster tire wear, and lowers the speed at which your vehicle could hydroplane. We can check and adjust tire pressure to manufacturer specifications.
- Tire rotation – tires wear out unevenly, so having them regularly rotated evens out the wear and extends tire life. We recommend rotating your vehicle’s tires every time you get oil change – saves you an additional trip to the shop and makes it one less thing to remember.
- Wheel alignment check – wheels out of alignment can make it more difficult to control the vehicle and accelerate tire wear. California roads have plenty of potholes that can throw the wheels out of alignment. At Toole’s Garage we recommend wheel alignment check once a year.
Oh, while we are on the subject of the winter rains, we also recommend windshield wipers check. We don’t think of them during the summer, but California sun’s UV rays accelerate wiper blades deterioration, so it’s a good idea to get them checked out before the winter downpours.