Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach Downtown specializes in new tire sales for all types of vehicles. Whether you drive a car, truck, sports car or SUV we’ve got your tires. We offer competitive prices and the quality of our products are never compromised. We offer a large variety of tires of top brands like NEXEN, Bridgestone, B.F. Goodrich, Hankook, Pirelli, Michelin, Goodyear, Toyo and numerous other unparalleled brands in the market.
Many of Long Beach drivers may choose to replace their worn OEM (original equipment manufacturer) tires with aftermarket tires. Whether it is in the interest of saving money or changing their vehicle’s performance traits. If you decide to change tires, any of our certified service advisors will be able to suggest alternative models that best fits your needs.
If you were happy with the performance of your previous tires, you can of course replace them with the same model. Most auto companies spend thousands of dollars in research and development and work with tire makers to choose the tires that best suit their vehicles. But OEM tires can be much more expensive than aftermarket ones, especially when you get them through the dealership.
If you’re thinking about trying a different type of tire, you should choose one that best matches your driving habits, preferences, and local road conditions. “Touring” tires may provide a smoother ride, but performance may slightly suffer. On the other hand, high performance tires may enable you to turn, stop, and accelerate quicker but can be a noisier ride and cause a less comfortable ride. All-season tires can provide passable performance in most conditions, but will be heavily out performed by dedicated “summer” or winter tires, and lastly “economy” tires may be cheap and noisy with mediocre performance but are what works for you’re budget. Used tires are never recommended, but if your budget or untimely lose of a tire only allows for used tires make sure to check that they are still safe for use.
How do you know when you should get your vehicle new tires? Always pay attention to your vehicle’s performance, tire tread depth, and the age of your tires. A general rule is that if a tire is more than six years old, even if they look new and have never been driven on, they should be inspected thoroughly before use. The tires rubber can become brittle as it ages and this can lead to tire failure or loss of performance. As a consumer, you have the right to demand newer tires if you are buying them from a retailer. To determine the date of a tire’s manufacture, look for a series on the sidewall that begins with “DOT”. The last four numbers in this sequence will tell you the week and year that a tire was made. For example, 2622 means that the tire was made in the 26th week of 2022.
We recommend that you start shopping for new tires when your tread wears to 4/32 of an inch. This is just enough tread to sluice away water and keep your tires in contact with the road. The most common tread depth on new tires is 10/32 of an inch. The legal minimum in most states is 2/32 of an inch.
Wear Bars. Manufacturer’s place wear bars in the grooves between tire treads. Replace your tires before the tread wears flush with the bars. Even on dry pavement, it takes longer to stop with bald tires. On wet pavement, you may not be able to avoid a hazard in time.
The Tire Tread Quarter Test. A Washington quarter, placed upside down in the tread grooves at several points, is a helpful gauge in determining a safe tread depth. From the coin edge to the top of Washington’s head is 4/32 inch.
The Tire Tread Penny Test. To be legal in most states, your tires must pass the Lincoln penny test. From the coin edge to the top of Lincoln’s head is 2/32 inch.
Taking Care of Your New Tires
Rotate your tires. This helps ensure that your tires wear evenly. Most tire manufacturers recommend a 6,000-8,000 mile interval. It’s great way to remember to rotate your tires is have it done when you’re in for an oil change.
Always keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure. Your vehicle won’t handle well if your cars are too soft or too hard. Under or over inflation can even cause a blowout. Consult your owner’s manual or check the vehicle placard for the specified PSI (pounds per square inch) for your tires. (See Tire Size above.) Properly inflated wear tires wear evenly and can help you get up to 3% better gas mileage.
Periodic alignment checks and suspension checks. Even under the best conditions your wheels will move slightly out of alignment over time. This can result in them fighting for control over each other, reduce fuel efficiency, and cause premature tread wear. And worn shocks, struts, and other suspension components can also effect the life of your tire.
Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your tires are worn out or are not sure and would like to have them checked, contact Orozco’s Auto Service today.
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach – Los Angeles County CA
3033 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-426-6322 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair