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Chances are that you don't spend much time thinking about getting the tires checked on your Ford vehicle. You might notice that your tires look low or that the tread seems to look worn. Outside of those observations, and besides checking the tire pressure monitor on your dashboard, have you ever investigated the condition of your tires? If not, it's time to visit Planet Ford Dallas for tire service to get an idea of how they're doing.
Your car's tires keep you safe on the road and help you get to where you're going. Modern tires can last up to 60,000 miles on average and go even farther when properly maintaining them. At Planet Ford Dallas, our service center provides Ford tire service for our customers so they can enjoy their Ford vehicles and get around Dallas safely. Here's a look at why you should bring your vehicle in for regular tire service at our dealership.
When you buy a brand-new Ford, the tires that come with the car are going to stay there for a few years, if not longer. However, tires are prone to wear and tread loss over that time. You'll notice that the tread isn't as crisp as it was when you bought the car after a couple of years, and you might start noticing a little traction loss toward the end of your tires' lifespan.
You can ask our service center to inspect your tires when you come in for a service special or routine maintenance. Our technicians will look for issues, such as under-inflated tires, slow leaks, rim condition, and tread levels. The technician will subsequently review their findings with you and provide recommendations on what to do to take care of your tires.
Tires never leave the factory in a perfectly round shape. It's simply not possible. That means your tires require balancing after the technician puts them on the rim and before they go onto your car. Tire balancing consists of putting small weights around the rim, making the tire roll as roundly as possible. You won't notice when a tire is in balance because it delivers a smooth ride with no noise or vibration.
Engineers perform tire balancing during the manufacture of a car, when you get a new set of tires, or during a rotation. Wear and tear can make a tire go out of round, as can puncture repairs and aging.
You'll notice when a tire is out of round because you'll hear a wobbly noise or feel a vibration that lessens when you pick up speed. If you notice these issues or your Ford seems to be handling strangely, come and see us at Planet Ford Dallas for an inspection and tire balancing service.
Tire manufacturers recommend rotating the tires on your Ford between 5,000 and 8,000 miles. This is about once a year, depending on how many miles you drive. If you drive regularly, you should rotate your tires twice a year to keep them wearing evenly.
The best way to remember to get your tires rotated is to book the service at the same time as your oil change. Our technicians can perform both services during the same appointment, and you can keep on top of both maintenance items easily. Our service center can provide these services during the same visit, and we can take care of any other maintenance needs while you're here.
Tires that are reaching the end of their lifespan show visible signs that they need replacement. A tread that looks close to the tire's surface means the tread has worn down to the point that your tires are about to go bald. If you find yourself filling your tires up more frequently, your tires may be dry, rotting and losing air through the cracks. Tires that have been patched more than two or three times are weaker than other tires and more prone to air loss.
Another sign is poor traction on wet pavement surfaces, even if the tread looks fine. Even if your tread looks acceptable, it may not be making sufficient contact with the road, causing you to hydroplane. Bring your car to Planet Ford Dallas the moment you notice a lack of traction or slipping when you're driving. This is a serious safety issue, and replacing your tires returns your car to its normal and predictable operation.
Tires that have reached the end of their life are, as a general rule, unsafe. They make it harder to control your car in acceleration, braking, and turning. There's no sense in waiting to replace your tires because the problem isn't one that resolves itself. Replacing your tires as soon as possible is the best plan of action.
Factory-trained technicians staff the service center at Planet Ford Dallas, and each one is an expert in all things Ford. Our service staff is ready to inspect your tires, perform the right service to keep them in good condition and let you know if a replacement is necessary. Our technician can also recommend which tires work best for your Ford model, enabling you to enjoy optimum performance and handling with a fresh set of tires.
We're here to help you keep your Ford vehicle in the best possible condition, and we offer service specials to help you save money. Check out our website for the latest service special, or make an appointment to bring your car in on a day and time that works for you. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to keep your Ford running right.