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Tire Tread & Pressure - Things You Should Know

Buying new tires when needed is always a good idea; however, it doesn’t end there. Tire maintenance is important for your vehicle and your tires. Whether the tire is underinflated or overinflated, it can become a problem if it’s not corrected. Our Encinitas service center can check your tires and quickly make sure they’re in tiptop shape.

Having the correct tire pressure and tire tread can make a big difference in not only how smooth your car drives but also in the gas mileage you get. It can also add life to your tires and prevent you…

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Understanding How Your Tire Sizing Code Reads Is Important When Buying New Tires


At some point you will without a doubt need to replace the tires on your vehicle. When that happens, it is beneficial to you to be able to read the sizing nomenclature on the tire's sidewalls. If you have never done this before it can seem a bit intimidating. But once you figure out how to break the code down you will see that it is not such a big deal.

To give an example, if a tire's sizing code reads as P205/55R16 then that breaks down as:
  • P - Passenger vehicle type tire.
  • 205 - Tire width. In…
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Is a 3,000-Mile Oil Change a Myth or a Necessity?


There are some vehicle manufacturers who recommend changing engine oil only every 15,000 miles. The frequency at which to change oil depends on the vehicle and manufacture’s recommendations. For the most part, the biggest advocates of engine oil changes are those who stand to profit most by it. This could be quick-lube chains, various repair facilities, and some vehicle dealers. The truth is engine materials have improved greatly, as well as the chemical makeup of oil. Today, the average mileage recommendation for an oil change is 7,500 miles.

However, it’s only normal for you to...
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