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ARE YOUR TIRES SAFE? 

HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO CHECK FOR.

TIRE TREAD

The tire tread refers to the rubber that surrounds the exterior of the tire. Its aim is to displace water on wet roads and increase traction on loose surfaces. More specifically, the deep grooves of the tread create a pathway for water and debris to move away from the tire front so that rubber is always in direct contact with the surface of the road. Worn tires have a shallower tread depth and therefore cannot effectively displace water anymore. Therefore, when the tire comes into contact with a wet surface, it will ride on a thin layer of water rather than the road. This can cause hazardous hydroplaning and lead to a loss of vehicle control by the driver. At Hill Nissan, we recommend you check your tires regularly and replace them with the first sign of tread wear. To check your tires today, come by our service center in Winter Haven, FL. The Hill Nissan technicians are here to ensure that the tires of your car are sliding and not sliding!

 

TIRE CUPPING

Not all tire wear is caused by a tire defect. Several other components of the vehicle can result in premature tire damage if it is defective. In particular, bent or worn suspension parts can cause tire cupping; a condition that looks like scalloped dips around the tread edges. Any worn component connecting the wheel to the car body-including bushings, shock absorbers, ball joints and wheel bearings-could be the source of this problem. To fix the problem, all worn components must be replaced, and the tire must be balanced or moved to another position on the vehicle. If you notice any cupping on your tires, immediately bring your car in before the tire becomes too worn. Our service and repair center is located in Winter Haven, FL. Our technicians are ready to work on your suspension utilizing our years of expertise and training!

 

TIRE SEPARATION

The tire tread refers to the rubber that surrounds the exterior of the tire and is attached to the wheel by steel belts. Its aim is to displace water on wet roads and increase traction on loose surfaces. Sometimes, however, a tire tread will be separated from the steel belts below it, causing a bump to form and a thumping noise to occur. Tread separation is dangerous, and the tire should be replaced immediately. If your tires show signs of tread separation, bring your vehicle in as soon as possible. Our technicians are ready to get your vehicle rolling smooth again, so call and make an appointment or stop by our service center, located in Winter Haven, FL.


  

TIRE PRESSURE

How often should you check the pressure on your tire? At Hill Nissan, we suggest at least once a month, if not more often. Many factors affect tire pressure that are not necessarily apparent to the naked eye. In addition, tire pressure changes with weather- it decreases by about 1 lb for every 10 degree temperature drop. So if you last checked it in August, your tires could be dangerously under inflated by December. In the driver's manual or at the driver's side door, you can usually find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. Don't mistakenly use the pressure listed on the tires themselves- this is the maximum amount of air your tire can hold, not the recommended amount for your vehicle. Hill Nissan service and repair center is located in Winter Haven, FL. If you're having trouble, we're happy to take a look at your car!

 

OVER INFLATED TIRES

Tires are one of your car's most important safety features. As the only part of the vehicle in direct contact with the road, they are essential to your vehicle's drivability. Tires ensure that your car runs smoothly and efficiently when properly inflated. Poorly maintained tires, however, will affect your vehicle's stability, cornering and your ability to brake effectively. Think of it, if the pressure of a tire is too high, not enough of its surface will come into contact with the road. More specifically, an over-inflated tire will begin to bulge in the center of its path, making your car feel bouncy. You may also experience a noticeable decrease in traction and distance of stopping. If left unfixed, the tire excessively wears the center tread while the outer edges remain normal. The cars built in Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems will alert you if your tires are over inflated, do not hesitate to bring your car into one of the Hill Nissan expert technicians to look at them!  Our service and repair center is located in Winter Haven, FL. Hill Nissan offers superior service at the best possible price!

 

UNDER INFLATED TIRES

While bulge in the center of the tread is created over inflated tires, the exact opposite is done by under inflated tires. A low- pressure tire will curve in the center and surround the edges. Think of it this way, when a tire has less air in it, more of its surface contacts the ground. This increases the friction between rubber and road, causing premature wear. The efficiency of your vehicle will decrease with under inflated tires and affect its fuel economy. We recommend you check your pressure regularly at Hill Nissan. If you need help checking your tires or notice that they are incorrectly inflated, come by our service and repair center in Winter Haven, FL. Hill Nissan is equipped with the best tools and technicians to meet all of your tire needs.


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From routine services, like fast oil changes and installing new tires, to more delicate and more involved tasks, such as servicing your brakes, Hill Nissan is ready to handle it in a timely manner. 

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Hill Nissan

6401 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Directions Winter Haven, FL 33884

  • Sales: (863) 287-0645
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