Why You Should Buy Your New Tires At Beaman Ford
Visit Beaman Ford when you want the best price on a new set of tires for your car, truck or SUV. Looking for an expert tire rotation or tire inspection in Dickson TN? We're here for you. No appointment necessary.
When you purchase a new set of tires, you'll get expert care from us including a complete tire inspection for proper inflation and wear, tire rotation, new tire installation, tire mounting and balancing.
Our factory-trained experts can also help you get the most out of your tires by providing you with simple maintenance tips.
When To Buy New Tires
All it takes is a penny! Put one upside down in your tire's tread grooves. Put a penny in several locations since your tires may display inconsistent wear patterns that lead to premature wear.
It's a smart idea to inspect your four primary tires and spare tire once a month.
If Lincoln's hair is visible, the tread has worn to less than 2/32 of an inch. Use a tire depth gauge to give you a better indicator of how much tread you have left. It is strongly recommended that you replace your tires when the tread has worn to between 2/32 or an inch and 4/32 (using a quarter instead of a penny with Washington's scalp visible). Punctures, cuts or snags in your tire tread or sidewall could also signal that it's time to replace.
The more tread on your tires, the more control you'll have - especially in wet road conditions - and the shorter the distance required to stop your vehicle when braking.
Need advice about whether it's time to replace your tires? The factory-trained experts at Beaman Ford are ready to serve.
Spotting uneven and irregular tire wear patterns.
With regular driving, tires inevitably wear out. But some types of wear are premature and the result of improper tire inflation and external factors. Beaman Ford experts can point out any unusual wear patterns on your tires and show you how to how to fix the problem.
Out of alignment - thin inner or outer edge
Out of alignment - exaggerated inner or outer edge wear
Overinflation - thin tread wear in center of tire
Under-inflation - thin tread wear along tire edges
How to Choose the Right Tires
You can find the tire size information for your vehicle in your owner's manual or on the driver's side doorjamb. This information pertains to the original equipment (OE) tires. Make sure that your tires are the correct size(s) and have the proper speed rating (or higher) and load-carrying capacity. Only use the tire combinations outlined in the owner's manual.
Important: Your auto manufacturer suggests you equip your vehicle with the same type of tires and tread design as were originally equipped on your vehicle.
Rotating Your Tire | Beaman Ford
In addition to making sure your tires are properly inflated at the recommended levels, rotating your tires can help you get the most miles out of them by distributing wear more evenly. While rotating the tires, any unusual tire wear patterns can be exposed, indicating premature tire wear and external factors. Related components such as brakes, suspension and steering parts can also be examined for needed maintenance or repair.
Proper Tire Air Pressure
Maintaining the correct recommended tire pressure is not only important for safety reasons, but it can also help you get more miles out of your tires.
To determine how much air your tires need, see your owners manual or placard, which is often located in the glove compartment, the driver's doorjamb or inside the fuel cap door on 2002 and newer model-year vehicles. Don't try to "eyeball" your tire pressure. Tires can appear fully inflated even though they are not at the recommended inflation levels.
We suggest using the pounds-per-square-inch (PSI) recommendation in your owner's manual instead of the numbers outlined on the tire sidewalls since these apply to maximum pressure for that tire.
Check your tire pressure once every month. First, make sure the tires are cold and were not just driven. Invest in a tire pressure gauge. Unscrew the valve cap on the tire and press the gauge into the valve stem. Read the number on the gauge, compare it to the recommended level and add air if needed. Check the pressure on your spare tire, too.
If you are uncertain about whether it is time to replace your tires, the factory- trained auto service technicians at Beaman Ford can tell you if you need new tires.
Ever wonder what all those number are for on your tires?? Below is a
good illustration to help you understand.