The lifespan and mileage of a tire depends on a variety of factors ranging from tire design, drivers habits, climate, and road conditions.
Here is what to look for:
1. Bulges, gouges or cracks
When a tire deflates, it bulges at the sides. This is a sign of low tire pressure or a slow air leak. If you see cracks in the sidewall, gouges or anything that looks odd, bring it in and have us look at it.
2. Tread wear
The old-school penny test is one way to check for when you need to get new tires: Place a penny into the tread, with Lincoln's head pointing down. If you can still see the top of his noggin, the tread is dangerously low. Most modern tires, however, have wear bars: bits of rubber woven into the pattern at a specific depth.
3. Tire pressure
Tires deflate at a rate of about one pound per square inch (PSI) per month. You are not going to wear your tires down in a month, but you should check that you have the right inflation pressure.
Tire pressure drops in extreme cold. The challenge in summer, is excessive heat buildup in the tire. If you're heading out on a road trip with an under-inflated tire, it will generate more heat and wear out faster.
Watch out for vibration or thumping when you're driving. If it feels like it's coming from under the seats, the rear tires may be out of balance. Vibration from the steering wheel could indicate suspension issues. Remember, anything less than a smooth ride means you should bring it in to us to have a look.
When it's time to replace your tires, it is recommended to replace in pairs or all four at a time for better performance and traction. Remember our certified technicians are here to help you with all your tire needs.
The health of our guests and coworkers at Peach Chevrolet in Brewton, Alabama is our utmost concern. Here at Peach Chevrolet we have focused all of our efforts on maintaining this standard. Greetings with handshakes will be avoided. We are sanitizing our facilities throughout the day. Social distancing as well as avoiding physical contact with our staff and guests is our mandate at this time.
As we continue with these policies in place, if you’re not comfortable with physically coming into any of our facilities we will be offering free pickup and delivery service. These policies are effective immediately to assist you with any service, body shop or maintenance that you may require.
Also available is our door to door (d2d) sales process. From our front door to your front door we will bring any vehicle to your home for a test drive, trade in appraisal(s), application process and all paperwork needed to complete the purchase of your vehicle of choice.
Peach Chevrolet appreciates the opportunity to help you, the great people of Escambia County Alabama and beyond. We understand these are uncertain times and look forward to helping you in any way we can to make things as close to normal as can be.
We have not changed our normal business hours and have no plans to at this time. We are open and available for any and all of your automotive needs. If you would like to schedule a d2d visit with a sales professional please call 251-241-9838. To schedule free pickup/ delivery for service or body shop repair please call 251-241-4079.
If you have a need that hasn’t been addressed above don’t hesitate to call us at 251-241-9838 and we will do our best to accommodate you. We will all get through these challenging times. We will keep all of our first responders, health care workers and government leaders in our thoughts and prayers.