One way to tell when it is time for new tires is to check the tread wear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. These indicators are flat spots between the treads.

Tires should be checked for abnormal wear patterns periodically. Just rub your hand around the tire and feel for roughness, flat spots, or feathering.

Does you car need a Front End Alignment?


Checking Tire Tread.


Check tire tread depth with this little gauge that can be purchased at any

local parts store.

Checking tire tread depth.

You should Rotate Tires every 6,000 miles, or as specified by your vehicle manufacturer.


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  • Guest - Susan

    Hi, I had new tires installed on my '97 Toyota 4-Runner this evening. I'm looking at my invoice and they've installed the wrong size. Needed 265/70R15's and they installed R16's. The shop is now closed so I can't contact them. Is is safe to drive on the highway tomorrow? Thanks

  • Guest - Stan

    In reply to: Guest - Susan

    you must have read it wrong, they could not have put 16 inch tires on 15 inch rims.

  • Guest - ponteyac bonevlle 88

    paor off elactrec prbmlem

  • Guest - steve

    Hey, I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 cummins diesel. I changed the turbo in it. And I still have the same problem the code reads p0216 injection timing control circuit malfunction. It runs and then losses power and sputters and white spoke pours out of the exhaust.

  • Guest - Tom

    In reply to: Guest - steve

    The turbo should have nothing to do with it. You have an injector problem dumping fuel at the wrong time.

  • Guest - Bertrand Ruhle

    Sir,<br /><br />on a vacumm pump, what does the symble cfm/3<br />or cfm/6 mean .

  • Guest - Tech

    In reply to: Guest - Bertrand Ruhle

    CFM stands for Cubic Feet Per Minute. It is a way of measuring how much air volume flows in a given time- 1 minute. So the number refrers to how much volume.<br />

    Sir<br /><br />On a vacumm pump, what does the symble cfm/3<br />or cfm/6 mean .