Now's a good time in Metairie-New Orleans to find a tire service shop to make sure your tires are ready to roll for the good times ahead.
Today is the first official day of spring. And what better way to celebrate than a weekend in Larose at the Blues Festival? But before you go, the Rubber Manufacturers Association says you need to check your tires (and your spare, if you have one). Actually, the RMA says you need to check your tires at least once a month or before every long trip. It’s the best way to make sure you’re not sitting by the side of the road as everyone whizzes past on their way to a fun time.
The RMA also notes that spring can mean the arrival of spring showers. And they say drivers should take extra care in wet weather to make sure their tires are in good shape. But their tire maintenance advice makes sense rain or shine.
Among the RMA’s tire maintenance tips:
"In a sudden downpour, driving fast or driving on worn tires can cause your tires to hydroplane – this means that your tires ‘surf’ along on a film of water just like a water skier. Slow down in sudden downpours and make sure you check the tread on your tires once per month and before every long trip. Your tires should have at least 2/32 [1/16] inch of tread depth."
"Check the pressure of your tires once a month, and before every long trip, to ensure that when you do need to stop, your tires can do everything they’re supposed to do to help you."
"Make sure you have the alignment and balance of your tires checked regularly so that if you do skid, your vehicle is properly equipped to help you stop safely."
"Rotating your tires can sometimes help correct irregular tire wear."
If you find something wrong when you check your tires and need tire repair, or if you want someone else to check things out, come in to Twin Tire and Auto Care. We’ve been the Metairie-New Orleans area’s trusted tire service shop since 1973. We have three convenient locations to provide tire repair – Harvey, Hammond and Marrero. We also have a shop in Harahan for tire repair and service on heavy trucks. Whether you want tire service or engine service, Twin Tire is the place to go.