New Tire Changing Equipment and PA Potholes

It’s like Christmas morning in Tommy’s garage with our new tire changing equipment!

Changing winter temperatures aren’t just affecting you, as the temperature drop also causes the pressure in your tires to decrease. Luckily, warmer weather will soon be on its way (knock on wood). So go ahead and take the extra time to ensure that your tires are at the proper pressure.

Not sure if it’s time to rotate your tires? Many people like to have their tires rotated when getting an oil change. Generally they should be rotated every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. At around 40,000 miles it’s time to think about tire replacement, which is where our fancy machinery can help.

Potholes, Potholes Everywhere

Pothole_BigWe’ve all been seeing it. Those gosh darn potholes are literally everywhere, and there’s nothing we can do about it. To avoid any tire damage, be sure to slow down on roads that aren’t well paved.  Sure fixing a tire problem is one thing, but running over a deep pothole can actually bring up a host of other problems, including:

  • Premature wear on shocks
  • Suspension damage
  • Steering misalignment
  • Exhaust system damage
  • Engine damage

Within the first two weeks of the new year, Philadelphia alone had over 500 reported potholes. And it’s only getting worse.

While some people have received money towards repairs from filing insurance claims, it can often cause more of a problem, further increasing insurance rates. Learn more in this Philly.com article.

If you think your tires need a little extra winter TLC, stop by Tommy’s and we can make sure your car hasn’t been damaged by excess pothole driving.

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