Q: Why is tire rotation so important?
A: Each tire on a vehicle performs a different task, causing them to wear at different rates. Regular tire rotation allows tires to wear evenly, maximizing tire life and allowing tires to be replaced in sets of four, which is preferable.
Q: I’ve heard that the first tire rotation on my new Chevrolet vehicle is the most important. Why is that?
A: Irregular tread wear occurs fastest when tires are new and at full tread depth, thus the first tire rotation has been found to be of the greatest importance.
Q: Why is tire pressure important?
A: Improperly inflated tires are a leading cause of tire failure. Proper tire pressure helps a tire have optimum tread contact with the road, which improves traction and braking and reduces tire wear. Under-inflated tires generate heat, which is the tire’s worst enemy, so maintaining the right amount of air keeps temperatures where they should be.
Q: How often should I check my tire pressure?
A: Checking your tire pressure once a month is a good guideline. For specific information on your vehicle, refer to your Chevrolet Owner’s Manual. Be sure the tires are cold (driven less than one mile), and don’t forget to check your spare tire. Use a good-quality tire gauge to check your tire pressure—don’t try to “eyeball” tires because they can look fine even when they are under-inflated. Remember that tires can lose air pressure in cold weather.
Q: How will I know when I need new tires?
A: You’ll need new tires when the tread wear indicators—called wear bars—appear. These wear bars look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it’s time to replace your tires. If you can see three or more tread wear indicators around the tire, you should replace your tires.
Other ways to know when you need to replace your tires include cord or fabric showing through the rubber, cracks or cuts in the tread or sidewall deep enough to show cord or fabric, bulges or splits in the tire, and punctures or damage that cannot be repaired correctly. If you have questions about whether your tires need replacing, see the experts at your nearest Chevrolet dealer.
Q: There are a lot of places that sell tires. Where should I go to get the right tires for my Chevrolet from Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville?
A: Certified Service expert technicians at your dealership can recommend tires that are right for your Chevrolet, your driving habits, and your budget.
Q: I definitely need new tires. What now?
A: You can start searching for new tires right now with our Tire Finder Tool. It’s a quick and easy way to find tires for any vehicle—including your Chevrolet. Once you’ve selected the right tires, our Certified Service expert technicians can handle all your tire needs at your scheduled appointment.
Q: My Chevrolet vehicle has an Engine Oil Life System. Can I have my tires rotated when I get my oil changed?
A: Yes. For your convenience, you can have both the tire rotation and oil change service completed at the same time, as long as you are rotating the tires approximately every 7,500 miles.