Get answers to your car tire questions

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*This is a sponsored article by Toyota of Orlando*

When it comes to your car, there are several very important parts that are needed for your car to run and move. For these parts, it’s important that you maintain them regularly to keep your car ready to go. Some of these important auto parts are your car tires. You may not think about it much, but your car tires are the only parts of your car that are in contact with the ground – and all of the time. For routine car maintenance, it’s crucial that you keep your car tires in good shape.

Questions about car tires

If you’re looking to keep your car tires in tip-top shape, but you don’t know where to start, let Toyota of Orlando help! The experts here at our Toyota Service Center get dozens of questions every day regarding car tires. To help you know more about car tire maintenance and replacement, we’ve gathered the most common questions and answered them!

One of the most common questions our Orlando Toyota Service team gets is, “how do I know if I need new car tires?” The answer to this question can be answered through different tests and inspections – most of which you can do yourself! To determine whether or not you need new car tires, take a close look at the tread and sidewall of each tire. If you notice any bulging, wear bars, or bald spots on your car tires, you’re in need of replacements. Increased road noise in the cabin or vibration in the steering wheel is also signs of needing new car tires.

If you’re not familiar with the inner workings of cars, you may not understand what different indications mean. For example, people often ask our Orlando Toyota Service technicians “what does the light on my dashboard mean?” If you don’t recognize the tire pressure light on your dashboard, it kind of looks like a half circle with a squiggly line and an exclamation point. When this light illuminates, take time to check your tire pressure in your car tires – or bring it to our auto service center in Orlando.

People also often ask our Orlando Toyota Service Center experts, “How do I repair a car tire?” The answer to this question can be tricky depending upon the damages done to the tire. Typically, there are two ways to repair a car tire: plug or patch. Experts often argue which method is a better fix, but most would agree that a patch is a sturdier and more long-lasting repair. Sometimes, the damage done to car tires can’t be repaired and the tire needs to be replaced.

“Do I need to have my car tires rotated?” This is a question that people often ask the technicians at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando. It’s understandable to want to save money when getting routine car maintenance done, but a tire rotation is a necessity. If you choose not to have your car tires rotated regularly, your tires will begin to wear unevenly – and you will have to replace them sooner.

Learn more about maintaining your car tires at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road, just off of I-4!

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