Tire Maintenance Hurricane WV

Local resource for tire maintenance in Hurricane, WV. Includes detailed information on auto service providers that give access to tire services, tire inspection, tire rotation, tire balance, tire replacement, tire pressure gauges, tire durometers, and tire pressure monitoring, as well as advice and content on spare tires and fixing flat tires.

Appalachian Tire Products Inc
(304) 757-5242
3865 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Appalachian Tire Products, Inc.
(304) 757-5242
3865 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires,Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Appalachian Tire
(304) 757-5242
3865 Teays Vallley Rd
Hurricane, WV
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter 4277
(304) 562-0475
167 Progress Way
Hurricane, WV
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter 2576
(304) 769-0100
100 Nitro Marketplace
Nitro, WV
 
Wal-Mart
(304) 562-0475
167 Progress Way
Hurricane, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM,

Appalachian Tire
(304) 757-5242
3865 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM-6:00PM, Saturday: 7:30AM-5:00PM,

Teays Valley Tire
(304) 757-7980
3741 Teays Valley Rd
Hurricane, WV
 
Mohr\S Tire Farm Inc
(304) 743-6837
1129 Woodland Dr
Milton, WV
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers

Thomas Tire Service
(304) 727-1621
1101 1st Ave S
Nitro, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Checking Tire Inflation Pressure

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When vehicle manufacturers select a tire size for a vehicle, they evaluate the vehicle's gross axle weights, the anticipated use of the tire, and the tire diameter and width. Adjustments to these factors give the manufacturer a way to improve handling and appearance. This is especially true for performance tire sizes. The size selected is rarely limited to only one capability (i.e. carrying the vehicle's weight).

The tire usually needs to have additional load capacity as well. This extra capacity is important because without it all of the tire's performance would be used up just carrying the weight of the vehicle and little would be left for durability at high speeds or responsive handling. For all vehicles produced since 1968, the original tires sizes and inflation pressures (including the spare) are listed on a vehicle placard. This placard can be located on:

  • The driver-side door or door jamb (Ford vehicles on the rear passenger door jamb)
  • Glove box or counsel door
  • Fuel filler door
  • The engine compartment

    Additionally, some manufacturers also list the original tire pressure in the vehicle's owner's manual. If a car's inflation pressure has varied from that which was recommended by the manufacturer, it's likely that the tire's wear and performance characteristics have also changed.

    Under-inflation

    If your vehicle's tires are under inflated by only 6 psi it could lead to tire failure. Additionally, the tire's tread life could be reduced by as much as 25%. Lower inflation pressure will allow the tire to deflect (bend) more as it rolls. This will build up internal heat, increase rolling resistance and cause a reduction in fuel economy of up to 5%. You would find a significant loss of steering precision and cornering stability. While 6 psi doesn't seem excessively low, remember, it usually represents about 20% of the tire's recommended pressure.

    Over-inflation

    If your tires are over inflated by 6 psi, they could be damaged more easily when running over pot holes or debris in the road. Higher inflated tires cannot isolate road irregularities well causing them to ride harsher. However, higher inflation pressures usually provide an improvement in steering response and cornering stability up to a point. This is why participants who use street tires in autocrosses, track events and road races, run higher than normal inflation pressures.

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  • Tire Replacement

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    While I was walking in a parking lot the other day I noticed this tire (when you own an auto repair shop you are CONSTANTLY looking for repairs that need to be done on ALL the cars you come in contact with).

    This tire at first appears to be in good shape and have plenty of tread life left, but that is wear (hehe – wear – not where) you would be wrong.

    When inspecting your tires for potential wear problems you should always look at the lowest part of the tread, that will be the area that will "show steel" first.

    The steel is from the steel belts under the rubber that give the tire strength. When the rubber wears down the steel cord or “belts” will begin to show and then it is just a matter of time before the tire blows or goes flat do to the air loss.

    In this particular case this tire is worn almost to the steel cord on the outside of the tire tread (wear – hahaha – I crack myself up – my finger is pointing) The rest of the tire tread looks really good, but unfortunately this car needs a new tire, and needs one now.

    This tire will become dangerous very soon as the steel cord will begin to show. Do you see it, the worn out smooth edge that my finger is pointing to? That used to be tread, now it is worn off and is smooth...and just below that thin layer or rubber is the steel belts.

    This tire probably got in this position due to a lack of front end alignments, something could be out of whack causing the tire to wear like this or it could be from taking corners too fast.

    To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com

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