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Are your tires safe? Let our team at Bob's Truck Repair & Car Care Center make sure.

Are you certain your tires are in great shape and ready to take you anywhere you want to go?  In any type of weather?  That you can stop when you need to even if the road conditions are not optimal?  Our Port Huron drivers depend on our team here at Bob's Truck Repair & Car Care Center to check their tires on every visit and determine just how much tread is left  We do that based on the manufacturer's estimation and tread wear as well as your driving habits.  Those habits play a big factor in determining how soon you need to change out your tires.  Tire manufacturers analyze the capabilities of their tires under a variety of road conditions and speeds to ensure the safety and durability of their tires. These tests are conducted on all factory-made tires whether they are intended for rain, snow, off-road, performance or fuel conservation. Among the many tests done on new tires is stopping distance and there are many factors that determine that distance! Our job is to ensure your safety on the road after you leave our shop so you can drive with peace-of-mind.

Improve your vehicle’s handling, increase tire life and drive more safely by checking your tires every month to ensure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure. We offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle. Let our professionals help you find, balance and mount the right tires for your fleet vehicle. In addition to new tires, we provide services for tires such as rotation and flat repair.

How do you determine what safe tire tread is for your vehicle?

It takes 5 minutes to properly check your tires and make sure your tires are to ensure the safety of your family and friends.

Tread Depth & Wear A simple way to determine whether you need tires is the quarter test. Insert a quarter upside down into your tire's tread. If the tread of your tire does not touch George Washington's head, it's time to have your tires replaced.

5/32" or greater depth - Your tires are in good condition and do not need to be replaced.

4/32" Depth:  Your tires should be monitored and you may notice a decline in wet weather performance.

3/32" Depth:  Monitor your tires closely and replace them soon to ensure your vehicle is road ready, safe, and dependable.

2/32" Depth or less:  You need tires now.  Driving is unsafe with tires in this condition and should be replaced right away.

Inflation:  Check the air pressure monthly and before taking any long trips.  Poor inflation can cause premature wear, increased fuel consumption and tire failure.

Rotation:  Your tires should be rotated every 3,000-5,000 miles.  When done consistently, this helps maintain proper traction and gives you the maximum tread life.

Eye Check Daily:  Inspect your tires daily for penetrations, bulges, cracks, and abnormal wear.  Don't forget to check the tire edges for damage caused by misalignment or under-inflation.

Tire pressure monitoring systems can save lives.

Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds.

  • Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.
  • About 75 percent of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under-inflation.
  • According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10 percent and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.

What are the effects of under-inflation?

Annually, an estimated 23,000 accidents and 535 fatal accidents involve blowouts or flat tires. Maintaining proper tire air pressure is not only a major safety concern but can also affect the handling and performance of your vehicle.

Why is it more expensive and time-consuming to have tires serviced rather than rotated?

Technicians use special diagnostic tools to test and recalibrate sensors any time a tire is moved from one location on the vehicle to another. A sensor must be tested to make sure it is functioning correctly and also must be reprogrammed whenever tires are moved from one position to another during rotation. OEMs recommend a sensor service kit be installed every time a tire is serviced. These kits include replacement parts to properly service the sensor. Sensors are powered by a battery that usually has a life of 6 to 8 years. The sensor has to be replaced when the battery fails because the sensor’s batteries are not replaceable.

Trust your tires to our team of automotive technicians at Bob's Truck Repair & Car Care Center IN Port Huron where we care about your safety.

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Bob's Truck Repair & Car Care Center

3945 Dove Rd
Port Huron, MI 48060

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