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tires and wheels

The only things connecting you to the road are your tires and wheels.
We offer a large selection of top quality brands in rims, chrome rims, wheels and tires. Are your tires looking a little tired? Are you loosing traction in the rainy season?

Use a penny to determine if the tread on your tires is too low. Take a penny and put The Queens' head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of her head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of the head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.
Be sure to give us a call or book your next tire or wheel change with All Tune Car Care Centre.

Rotate the Tires
Rotating the tires, which is recommended by all tire manufacturers, involves changing their position on the vehicle from one wheel location to another. This helps to even out tire wear between all the tires so the tires last longer and do not develop abnormal wear patterns. This may be recommended every 8,000 to 15,000 miles.

On front-wheel drive cars and minivans, the front wheels tend to wear at a much faster rate than those on the rear. After 50,000 or 60,000 miles of driving, the front tires may be worn out while the ones on the back may still have half or more of their tread life remaining. By rotating the tires front to rear and side to side, differences in wear patterns between the wheel locations spreads the wear out and more or less wears the tires evenly.

Wear and Tear
It’s getting harder to tell because of changes in tire and suspension designs. But as a rule, "normal" wear is when the tread wears evenly across the entire surface of the tire. The edges and center sections of the tread wear down at approximately equal rates, and no bumpy, directional, feathered or cupped wear patterns develop on the tread.

Abnormal tire wear is any type of wear that results from a suspension or alignment problem, an internal tire fault, or driving on under inflated or over inflated tires. The suspension should be inspected regularly for worn or damaged parts, and an alignment check performed to determine what needs to be fixed to correct the problem.

If the center of the tread is worn more than the shoulders, it may be the result of over inflation. You’re putting too much air in your tires, causing them to bulge out in the center and wear unevenly.

If the shoulders of a tire are worn more than the center, it may mean the tire doesn’t have enough air in it. Under inflation shifts the weight carried by the tire to the edges of the tread causing the shoulders to wear more than the center.

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Be sure to refer to the recommended inflation pressure for your specific vehicle.

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