Car Care Tips

Here, at Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company, we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Dothan, AL, Headland, AL and Ozark, AL . We understand how important your vehicle is and why your car needs to be serviced by a Dothan, Alabama tire services shop. So give us a call at (334) 794-4739 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company

Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company is a pillar of the Dothan, AL community. Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company is a leader in offering name brand tires and quality tire services for customers located in and around the Dothan, Alabama area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company offers complete under-car services, such as retail tire installation, computer tire balancing and tire repairs for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. We offer wholesale tires. Take this opportunity to browse Tri-State Tire & Rubber Company website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (334) 794-4739
Fax: (334) 794-3736
Address: 1455 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301

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