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Are Your Tires Safe for the Road?

Your vehicle’s tires are an important part of your safety on the road, especially with the how quickly the weather can change in the Twin Cities.  Not only do good tires keep you safe but they also increase your gas mileage!  Here at TGK Automotive in Hugo and Maplewood, we recommend that you check your tire pressure, alignment, tread, and rotation regularly.  Here is what you should check and why!

Tire Pressure – Making sure that your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated can save you money!  Having the right tire pressure can save you about 10 cents per gallon of gas.  However, it can cost you money if you don’t check them because the tires will wear unevenly and will need to be replaced sooner.

Alignment – With all the potholes in the Twin Cities area, your vehicle is bound to have damage from potholes.  Click here to see the several signs that your vehicle may have damage from potholes.  If your vehicle is need of an alignment make sure to bring your vehicle in to TGK Automotive where we have ASE certified technicians that will take care of you.

Rotation – To avoid uneven wearing that not only affects your tires, but the shocks,and struts as well.  Get your tires rotated every other oil change to avoid a having a larger repair bill later on.  

Tread Depth – Not having enough tread on your tires can be extremely dangerous.  It affects how fast you stop and the control of your vehicle.  To make sure your vehicle has adequate tread left on your tires do a penny test.

Your vehicle’s tires are extremely important to your safety and if kept in good working order can save you money in the long run.  Call and schedule your appointment today at one of our TGK Automotive locations to get your tires examined or for any routine maintenance.

Maplewood – (651) 489-9455
1728 Rice St.
Maplewood, MN 55113

Hugo – (651) 407-3611
5241 130th St. N.
Hugo, MN 55038

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Source: http://www.carcare.org/2014/06/do-your-part-during-tire-safety-week/