Modern automobiles are more complex than ever. Their thousands of parts can be overwhelming to just think about, much less work on. Here at Orozco’s Auto Service in Long Beach, our highly trained team of certified mechanics is here to make maintaining your car a stress-free affair. We offer a variety of services, but one of the most important, and often overlooked, is tires. A vehicle’s tires are its direct connection to the road, and the one single component that has the most potential to change a vehicle’s performance in everyday driving.
No matter what kind of advanced safety systems or electronic controls your car has, tires can still make a huge difference – the wrong or worn tires can literally cost you your life in an emergency situation.
There are different types of tires for different types of cars, seasons, and weather conditions, and it is important for car owners to know what is best suited to their needs so that they can make the right choice.
Some important things to consider when choosing tires are:
It is best to use a tire made for the season you are using it in. In sunny Southern California this is not as important, since we rarely get rain or snow, but it is still beneficial to have more than one set of tires over the year due to the change in road temperature between summer and winter.
Make sure that your tires are not worn. Car tires are considered to be legally worn out when the tread depth is less than 1/16”. An easy test for this is to stick a penny into the tread, perpendicular to the tire’s surface. If any of Lincoln’s hair is visible, your tires are close to needing replacement, and if his whole head is sticking out, you should replace them immediately.
Make sure to choose the right size tire. You should always refer to your car’s owner’s manual for tire sizing on a stock wheel setup, or consult a professional to determine what tires will best fit an aftermarket wheel/suspension setup.
At Orozco’s Auto Service in Long Beach, we are happy to help choose the best set of tires to suit your needs, repair or replace your car’s tires, and perform vehicle alignments. Call Orozco’s Auto Service today at (562)-427-4256 if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Helping you take good care of your car is our pleasure!