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Why Is Tire Pressure Important?

Your vehicle’s tires should always be inflated to their proper PSI (pound per square inch), which is the standard rating for air pressure within a tire. The PSI for your vehicle’s tires is generally found on the drivers’ door jamb, inside your owner’s manual or on the tire itself. Proper tire inflation will allow you to have the best possible control of your vehicle and gives you a more comfortable ride.Tire Pressure   For proper tire pressure and inflation: The pressure of your tires must be in accordance with the PSI recommended by the tire manufacturer.   Tire pressure should be checked in the morning before you drive your car in order to get an accurate reading.   Temperature affects tire pressure; when it is cold pressure will drop and rise when the temperature is warm.   Use a dependable good quality tire gauge to monitor your tire pressure regularly. In addition to your brakes, your tires are your vehicle&rsquo ... read more

Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

Winter is on the way. It’s time to get your vehicle winter-ready. Winterizing your vehicle is necessary to keep your vehicle performing its best during the cold months. Your vehicle’s safety is important during winter conditions, especially if you must drive on icy or snowy roads. There are several things you can do to ensure your car operates successfully throughout the winter months as well as maximize your car’s ability to keep you and your family safe should a winter weather problem occur. Here are some car care tips to give you peace of mind during winter driving: Cold weather slows down your battery power. During the cold weather, your engine requires more current from the battery in order to start the engine. Have a mechanic check your battery to see if it needs replacement, charging or cleaning.   You need to be able to see clearly while driving, especially in snowy conditions. Properly working windshield wipers and a good supply of wiper fluid will e ... read more

Do You Need Winter Tires?

Do You Need Winter Tires? Are you curious about the difference between different types of tires? When it comes to winter tires and regular tires, the main difference between the two is tread depth. On winter tires the tread depth starts at between 8 and 9 mm as opposed to 7 and 8 mm on a regular tire. Winter tires have a wider and deeper groove within the tire tread which forms a larger channel for snow and water to travel through and maintains a grip on the road.Winter Tires  One of the most important features of winter tires is the fact they are made with a larger percentage of natural rubber and silica in the compound. This doesn’t harden as much as synthetic rubber in cold weather which improves the tire grip. What are the benefits of winter tires? Winter tires enhance road grip which in turn provides road safety during wet and icy conditions. These tires also offer an effect on reducing stopping distances. It has been tested a vehic ... read more

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Trick or Treat! Kids and adults both love Halloween with all the candy, costumes and fun of being up late. As witches, superheroes, ghosts and celebrities roam the streets in search of candy and treats, drivers need to be cautious when driving. Halloween can be a dangerous time for drivers and pedestrians alike. Statistics have shown Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians. It is a night filled with darkness, increased pedestrian traffic and all sorts of distractions.    Let’s not let this fun evening turn into a tragedy. Following these driving safety tips can help drivers and pedestrians be safe this Halloween.  Drivers: Use your headlights — Halloween nights can be foggy and dark. Always make sure you use your headlights so you are visible to pedestrians.   Speed control — Be extra cautious and alert when driving. Drive slower than the posted speed limit, especially in residential areas. Children tend to be very ex ... read more

How Temperature Affects Tires

The US has a wide variety of climates, but generally, weather conditions are cold during the winter and hot in the summer. In southern states, summers are very hot and humid while in the Pacific Northwest, summers are warm with cool mornings and evening conditions. Winter in the South is mild, but in the North conditions are often very cold with lots of snow and below zero temperatures. How do all these variations affect your tires? Winter Tire Tips   The temperature outside has various impacts on your vehicle’s tires. The change in the temperature also causes an equal change in the pressure of your tires; a higher temperature will increase the pressure of your tires. Your tires should be kept inflated based on the specific vehicle manufacturer recommended pressure. Tires are made with both natural and synthetic rubber compounds which contain oils that help with elasticity. The heat from the sun and the friction from the road wear out your tires and reduces the amount of oil ... read more

Eastern Tire & Auto Service Inc. is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Eastern Tire & Auto Service Inc. (207) 594-5250 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.