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A Short Guide on Tire Wear Patterns

A Short Guide on Tire Wear Patterns

Tire tread is similar to a facial expression; if you look close enough, it can tell how your tires are doing. Clues to your vehicle's health are sprinkled through the tires based on how they wear. Inspecting whether your tires wear in the center, edge, or on the outer can help you determine if maintenance or service is needed. Understanding what's normal and unusual tire wear can prevent you from running into a problem in the future. To help you decipher the story your tires are trying to tell, below is a short guide on 5 of the common types of tire wear. Patchy Wear Patchy tire wear will suggest that the wheels may be out of balance. Regular tire rotations can prevent a patchy tire. This type of maintenance can stop the wear from worsening in the future. The moment you notice patchy wear, alert your trusted tire specialist at University Tire & Auto Service to find a schedule best for your vehicle to extend its lifespan.  Cent ... read more

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It May Be Time for A Wheel Alignment

It May Be Time for A Wheel Alignment

Several essential parts work together to keep your car driving straight. When the wheels become misaligned, your vehicle may become more difficult to control. If you recently went too fast over a speed bump or hit a pothole, the wheels could get knocked out of balance. Over time, you may notice a significant hit to performance, followed by a decrease in gas mileage. Below are five crucial signs; it's time for a wheel alignment.   Crooked Steering Wheel  An off-center steering wheel is a common sign that the wheel alignment needs to be adjusted. If you have to strong-arm the steering wheel to keep it driving straight, it's time to reach out to a trusted mechanic.  Vehicle Vibrating  Misaligned wheels will cause your tires to fight to move in different vibrations. This struggle between all four wells can cause your vehicle to vibrate in severe cases.  Uneven tire wear  Your tires can give ... read more

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Uvalde Proving Grounds

Uvalde Proving Grounds

John here - just got back from Continental Tire's proving test facility in Uvalde - just outside of San Antonio, Texas. Wow! Unbelievable experience!! First some context: I was born and have spent the majority of my driving life here in Los Angeles. And it's a bit ironic that here in LA, a place many would argue is the car capital of the world and home to some of the most exotic, expensive cars in the world, you sure can't drive very fast. So it was a huge thrill for me to tear down the track in a brand new BMW M240i Coupe and feel the differences in handling between Continental tires and their competitors. It's real. We also got to rock crawl in Jeep Wrangler Rubicons with General Tire's new Grabber ATX on the off-road course. I can tell you from just this first experience, this is addicting! I want to go back! Thanks to everyone at Continental Tire for creating an amazing experience. We at University Tire & Auto Service are proud to be a Continental Gold De ... read more

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