Tires! Tires! Tires!

When you think about all the parts of your vehicle working together, making it possible for you to get from point A to point B, what pops into your mind first? While every piece of your vehicle is important as it helps you stay in motion, your tires are up there on the list. Without tires could you really get anywhere? Here at Anchor Nissan we're happy to offer drivers throughout North Smithfield, Providence, Cranston, Johnston and Attleboro and beyond the opportunity to take advantage of our convenient tire center.

Whether you're driving on tougher terrain, your tires are older or you've run into a leak or a flat, we've got you covered. Our team will make sure we outfit your vehicle with the proper tires it needs to keep you safe and sound and moving swiftly along every road you meet. Even if we don't have the tire or tires you're looking for we can order them for you and get them installed on your vehicle in a timely manner because we know you've got things to do and people to see. The expert technicians who staff our service and repair center will ensure that your tires are installed with the utmost care, allowing for you to take the wheel with total peace of mind. While your vehicle is with us for some new tires you may want to check out some of our other service specials that we offer on a regular basis. We've always got excellent deals on services that your vehicle may need at the time of a new tire installation. Who doesn't benefit from a great deal on a necessary service or a discounted certified part from time to time?

If you know your vehicle's tires need some attention, don't wait any longer. Call us to speak with a member of our parts team and we'll set up a service appointment for you as quickly as possible.

Anchor Nissan sells more than 2,000 tires each year of all makes and models such as: BF Goodrich,  Bridgestone, Dunlop, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and many more. Below is all the information you will need to know about tires and the maintenance of them.  If you would like to make an appointment with our service department fill out our online form or give us a call at 401-767-5000

Your Tire Inflation:

Proper tire inflation is essential for safe driving and long tire life. It's wise to check your tires air pressure at least once a month with an accurate tire pressure gauge. Be sure to check pressure while your tires are cold and have not been used recently. Even driving a mile will cause your tire pressure to increase and give you an inaccurate reading.

While you will loose some air in the tire over time (which is why it should be checked monthly) If you see your tire with a noticeable sag each week this may indicate a possible tire or wheel assembly problem. Call Anchor Nissan  immediately if you experience this.

Check Your Tire Tread:

Anchor Nissan suggests you check your tire tread every 3,000 miles. Here are two simple tests:

Take the Penny Test: Simply insert a penny into your tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.
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Check the Tread Wear Indicator Bar: Located at the bottoms of the tread grooves in several locations around the tire. When a tire is so worn that these bars become visibly flush with the adjacent tread ribs, it's time to replace the tire.

Know What Certain Wear Patterns Mean:

When wear patterns emerge, they can indicate problems with your tires or your vehicle that reduce the useful life of a tire. Have your tires checked by one of Anchors technicians if you notice any of these common wear patterns:

Wear on both edges: UNDER INFLATION
Under inflation increases the tread wear on a tire's outside edges and generates excessive heat reducing tire toughness. Soft tires also increases rolling resistance which reducing fuel economy.

Wear in center: OVER INFLATION
Over inflation increases wear on the center tread.

Cups or dips in the tread: WORN PARTS
Cupping or dipping is most common on front tires, although rear tires can cup as well.

Sawtooth edges: MISALIGNMENT
Misalignment causes erratic scrubbing against the road giving the tire's edges a saw tooth or feathered appearance.

  Tire Balancing:

If your tires are unbalanced, you'll notice vibration. This can lead to driver fatigue, premature or irregular tire wear and unnecessary wear to your vehicle's suspension. Your tires should be balanced when they are mounted on wheels for the first time or when they are remounted after repair. Check your tire balance at the first sign of vibration or shimmy.

Vehicle Alignment:

Your vehicle is properly aligned when all of its suspension and steering components are working smoothly and when its tire and wheel assemblies are running straight and true. If you notice uneven tread wear, it could be due to a misalignment and your vehicle should be serviced by one of Anchors technicians on one of our alignment machines that can align your tires within very specific tolerances.

Tire Rotation:

While many people are knowledgeable enough to rotate their own tires, the procedure is especially quick and easy for Anchor's trained technicians with all the latest equipment. Your vehicle's owner's manual will specify the proper rotation pattern and schedule for your vehicle. If no specific schedule is indicated, a good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

Tire Repair:

Tire repairs should be made by a trained professional. Proper repair procedure includes dismounting the tire from the wheel. This allows for thorough inspection of the tire for damage, as well as the use of a patch and plug to repair any punctures that fall within the guidelines for repair.

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