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Tire Care Tips

At AG Diesel Repair, we're known throughout Portland, Vancouver, and Oregon City for offering the best in diesel repair and auto repair. In fact, we specialize in diesel work for Chevrolet, GMC, VW TDI, Dodge, Ford, and Sprinter. 

But besides offering the best in auto repair services, we're also proud to offer a huge selection of name brand tires at great savings. You can shop our tire selection online using our Shop for Tires page, or you can learn more about our featured brands on our Tire Brands page. There's no other auto repair or tire shop in the Portland area that takes more care than us in offering great tires at a great price. 

Tire Care Tips in Portland, ORYour tires contribute to vehicle performance. Tire maintenance can protect your investment by extending the life of your tires. Checking tire pressure, rotating your tires, balancing your tires, and choosing the right set of replacement tires based on safety and handling will all contribute to consistent performance.

The ASE- and ASA-certified team of technicians at AG Diesel Repair can guide you through proper tire care as well as finding the best site of tires for your vehicle. Call us today to schedule an appointment, and in the meantime, check out our tire care tips below!

Use the following tips to help you stay on top of tire maintenance:

  • Check tire pressure to ensure proper inflation. Underinflation can lead to excess heat, uneven tire wear, and decreased braking and handling capabilities, which may cause structural failures like blowouts and tread separation. Properly inflated tires will maximize treadlife, improve handling, and increase fuel efficiency and overall driver safety.
  • Follow proper tire rotation schedules. Recommended rotation patterns for your vehicle can be found in your owner’s manual. Routine tire rotations equalize and enhance front-to-rear and side-to-side tire wear. Remember: tire rotation will not prevent or circumvent wear issues caused by worn mechanical components.
  • Balance tires as necessary. Out-of-balance tires may be detected in bumps that become more noticeable at higher speeds. Balancing tires is necessary during initial installation and during a remount.
  • Install new tires in sets or pairs. The addition of one new tire to the rotation cycle can cause instability and create vehicle handling issues. When new tires are needed, two new tires should be installed on the rear of a vehicle, and the partially worn tires should be moved to the front of the vehicle.
  • When the time comes to store your tires for next season, consider a dark place away from direct sunlight with low humidity. Tires should be stored away from solvents, grease, oil, or any ozone-producing electrical equipment, which have deteriorating effects on tires.
  • Be mindful of abnormal tire wear or damage to your tires. Watch for signs of punctures, embedded objects, cracks, and bulges.
  • Always keep a spare tire, and make sure it’s properly inflated and ready for use. You never know when you’re going to need it.

Take these tips into consideration when servicing your tires. The Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA) recommends taking five minutes each month to check your tires. Other mechanical issues may contribute to uneven tire wear, and need correction in order to maximize tire life and vehicle performance.

By taking proper care of your tires, you can remain safe during all types of travel, experience the benefits of better fuel economy, and extend tire life, which will positively impact the environment.

Visit us today or contact us online for tire services and any other service inquiry.

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About AG Diesel Repair in Portland, OR

At AG Diesel Repair in Portland OR, we specialize in taking care of you and your light-duty diesel vehicles so you will have a truck, car, or van that is both reliable and efficient. We proudly serve customers throughout Portland, Vancouver, WA
and Oregon City, OR.

We realize the high cost of fuel today is a major concern. Our belief is that every vehicle, no matter the make, can be a great asset to you, the owner, when properly maintained. We love happy customers and efficient vehicles that have the lowest impact on our environment and your wallet. 

We specialize in repairing Ford diesel, Dodge diesel, Chevrolet diesel, GMC diesel, VW TDI diesel, and Sprinter diesel vehicles. Our reputation for great service has earned us customers not only from Portland, but all of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. 

Visit us for diesel repair in Portland, as well as tires and other automotive repair services. We can get your car, truck, or SUV back on the road in no time!

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Portland, OR 97230

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