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Tire Care at Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC of Alexandria

If you want a smooth ride, you need to take good care of your tires. You'll do that by checking air pressure levels, rotating the tires, and aligning the wheels. We make routine tire maintenance easy for Virginia drivers. All you need to do is set up an appointment at our service department, where our seasoned technicians will perform a tire inspection on your car, truck, or SUV.

Why Is Tire Maintenance So Important?

Your tires are what connect your vehicle to Alexandria roads. They experience normal wear-and-tear, especially when you encounter potholes, snow, dirt, and other Virginia terrain. Most tires last around five years. If you want to fulfill the life of your tires, you need to stay up-to-date on tire rotations. When you rotate and balance the tires, you're evening out the wear, which improves ride quality. Sticking to regular tire care will help you avoid blowouts and boost overall safety.

When Should I Schedule Tire Inspections?

You should get into the habit of checking your tire air pressure and tread once a month. If you think that you have low tire pressure, you're welcome to drop by and have it checked by a professional. Concerning tire rotations, you'll need one every six months or 6,000 miles. We will inspect your tires during each service visit to see if it's time for a new set. You can buy high-quality tires at Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC of Alexandria.

Tips and Tricks for Extending the Life of Your Tires

At GM, we don't just want to sell you new tires and replace the worn ones you have. We want to help you get the most out of every tire investment you make with us. A new set of tires can be expensive, and we want to help your tire investment last as long as possible and keep you, and your family, safe. Let us tell you more about some of the services we recommend that can help extend tire health, then trust our certified technicians to help with the process.

Wheel Alignment

When a vehicle's wheels are misaligned, it can cause the tires to wear unevenly. There can also be noticeable performance issues behind the wheel, including handling problems, pulling, or vibrating. But getting your wheels serviced by a GM professional technician, and always maintaining proper wheel alignment, can ensure even wear and tear and prolong tire life.

If you notice your vehicle pulling to one side or the other, or if there's a vibrating feeling when you're driving on a smooth road, consider getting an alignment check. An out-of-balance tire can affect the life of your tire, as well as other essential parts, including your suspension, shocks, and bearings. Schedule an appointment with a GM tire professional to stay on top of your wheel alignment and extended your tire life.

Tire Rotation

One of the easiest and most essential things you can do to protect your tire health is a regular, routine tire rotation. Tire rotations performed at regular intervals help improve performance, prolong tire life, and achieve uniform wear and tear for all tires.

Tire rotations should be performed every few thousand miles, around every 7,500 miles, and can easily be done when you're getting your oil changed. Every tire performs a different function depending on where it is on the car and rotating them to different positions can help each wear the same way. Trust our GM technicians to expertly perform all tire rotations and to follow a proper, manufacturer recommended, rotating patter.

Tire Pressure

A tire that is underinflated or overinflated will also wear unevenly. Every tire comes with a manufacturer recommendation for proper inflation and keeping this recommended tire pressure is essential to maintenance.

External factors can affect your tire pressure, too. Weather conditions, including extremely cold temperatures, can play a major role in your tire pressure. We recommend you check your tire pressure often during colder months.

Properly inflated tires do more than help your tire health, too. Tire pressure can also affect ride comfort, vehicle fuel consumption and efficiency, stopping distance, cornering, and more.

Get Your Tires Replaced in Alexandria, VA

When your tire tread grows thin, it's a sign that you need new tires. Another clear sign is if you suffer a flat tire. If you haven't bought tires in over five years, it's time to start shopping at Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC of Alexandria. We carry all major brands: Michelin, Hankook, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, and more. If you have any questions about tire rotations or wheel alignments, contact one of our certified service advisors. Also, don't forget about the tire specials.

  1. Ourisman Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Alexandria

    1800 OLD RICHMOND HIGHWAY
    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22303

    • Sales: 703-329-1300
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