Summertime, with its hot temperatures, can be especially hard on New Orleans tires.
We've been lucky so far this summer. The rainy weather has helped keep the scorchingly high temperatures of a New Orleans summer at bay. Yes, it's still hot, but not as hot as it could be. What some people don't realize about a hot New Orleans summer - even a not so hot New Orleans summer - is the effect it has on their tires.
Car Talk explains: "Checking your tires is crucial in the summer. Long road trips with humongous loads and high temperatures can stress your Goodyears to the max. And, obviously, if the tires go, you go!"
Car Talk adds: "Remember that tire pressure will increase as the outside air temperature rises. In fact, tire pressure will go up approximately one pound for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Under some conditions that increase in pressure is enough to blow the tire!
"If nothing else, a tire that's overinflated will wear prematurely and will cause the car to handle and brake poorly. Don't count on your electronic tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to an overinflated tire, either — the warning light will only get illuminated when a tire’s air pressure is too low, not too high."
Kind of makes you hesitate before you think about driving from restaurant to restaurant to sample the delights of Coolinary New Orleans, doesn't it?
You won't have to worry if you bring your car to the New Orleans tire care experts at Twin Tire and Auto Care. Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair expert since it opened in 1973. Twin Tire has the certified New Orleans auto care technicians who can make sure your tires are properly inflated. And, should you need new tires, Twin Tire carries all makes, models and brand of tire to fit any car, driving style or need.
Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans locations to serve you - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a Harahan location for heavy commercial vehicles.
While you're here, ask about the Twin Tire Rewards loyalty program. The program gives you points for every qualified purchase. Cash in those points for more great New Orleans auto care. Or trade them for travel perks. Or donate them to a New Orleans charity like the Childrens Hospital of New Orleans.