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The 11 best winter tires for cars and trucks. Stay safe in 2017

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The importance of having the right tires for the right season can’t be stressed enough. It doesn’t matter how much R&D and engineering went into your car’s chassis and handling if you have low-quality rubber or rubber designed for another season; you won’t get the performance you paid for. Summer tires give you grip in hot and dry conditions; winter tires find traction where all other tires will slip and slide. But neither of those would be worth a damn if you took them off-road. So be sure you’re prepared year-round.

Where a summer tire’s near-slick surface would just aquaplane, the tread on a winter tire shovels and pumps water out of the way while gripping the snow to keep you going in the right direction.

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Doylestown Potholes

Hit a pothole? Smiths can help.

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As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists’ dreaded “perils of potholes period.”

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Doylestown Auto and Truck Service

Need New Tires In Doylestown?

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Buying tires in Doylestown is a big deal so, consult with a tire professional at Smiths Auto & Tire about proper size, type and grade for your local Doylestown PA driving needs.

We can help you balance load requirements, fuel economy, performance, durability and cost.

When buying new tires, it’s best to replace both tires on the same axle in order to keep the rolling diameter as close as possible.

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Doylestown Tire Rotation

Doylestown Auto Repair: Tire Rotation and Balancing

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Question: How do I know when I should get my tires rotated and balanced?

Doylestown Auto Repair Answer: The interval for tire rotation could depend on a recommendation from either the tire manufacturer or the vehicle manufacturer. The background question for Doylestown drivers is why do tires need to be rotated?

Doylestown Tires

Front tires wear differently than the rear tires because steering wears the shoulders faster up front. Rotating the position of the tires allows for more even wear among all the tires. Now the suspension set-up on certain vehicles may also affect the relative wear between the front and rear. There are several rotation patterns – your friendly and knowledgeable Doylestown Auto Repair tire professional will see that you get the correct pattern for your particular vehicle.

Wheels and tires are not perfectly balanced due to slight variations in the manufacturing process and the placement of tire pressure monitoring sensors. So weights are strategically placed on the wheel to ensure that the tire spins true. When a wheel is out of balance it is essentially bouncing thousands of extra times every mile. Now this can result in an uncomfortable vibration for Doylestown drivers in the steering wheel or through the seat. An unbalanced tire will also wear quicker and it is for your shocks and struts.

Doylestown drivers should have their wheels balanced if they detect a vibration or uneven wear. A wheel balance check every year is a good idea. Because tires cost so much in the Rosemont area, it’s a great idea to do everything you can to make them last as long as possible. Proper tire inflation, regular tire rotation and wheel balancing are keys to long tire life. The team at Doylestown Auto Repair in Doylestown can check your tires for signs of uneven wear and diagnose and correct the problem.

Doylestown Auto Repair
5 Atkinson Drive
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Auto Repair in Doylestown

Doylestown Auto & Tire: Buy 3, Get 1 Free

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appointments in Doylestown:
call 215-589-7126

Tire Special: Buy 3, Get 1 Free

PA State Inspection & Emissions: Get both for only $29.95

Fill out this form to make an appointment.

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