How Often Should I Change My Tires in the Fresno Area

When it comes to the grind of a daily drive, you want tires that that can stand up to the wear and tear. After a while, you wonder how long your tires will last before you have to change them. Plus, you may ask what tires are the best fit for your vehicle. Typically, it's a good idea to replace your tires once every six years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. 

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Know When To Replace Your Tires

Over time, your vehicle's tires begin to show signs of wear, especially around the tread area. Using a penny can tell how much tread is left on the tire. If you see the top of President Lincoln's head, that's a good indicator to show the tire or tires that need replacing. Another key to knowing your tires need replacing is looking at tread bars. While examining them, you notice wear bar is flushed with the tire tread, then its time to replace your tires.

If Selma, CA drivers find they are replacing tires more frequently, it could mean the tires are wearing unequally or out of balance.

One of our technicians will examine the tires and perform an alignment and tire rotation to ensure the tires are wearing evenly.

Finding the Right Tire For You

When choosing the right tire for your vehicle, you have several questions to consider. For one, what type of driving are you going to subject these tires to? Secondly, what type of condition will you be driving in? As you shop for tires, you can select from several different types and sizes ranging from versatile all-season tires to seasonal winter. Your choice of tire will entirely depend on routine driving habits. All-season performance tires maybe your best option if you plan to do some grand touring in a Chevy Corvette. Conversely, if you plan on driving in adverse or wintry conditions in a Chevy Silverado, a larger winter or off-road tire would be a good choice. Whichever you choose, it's a good idea to understand each tire's characteristics to make an informed decision.

Tips and Tricks for Extending the Life of Your Tires

At GM, we don't just want to sell you new tires and replace the worn ones you have. We want to help you get the most out of every tire investment you make with us. A new set of tires can be expensive, and we want to help your tire investment last as long as possible and keep you, and your family, safe. Let us tell you more about some of the services we recommend that can help extend tire health, then trust our certified technicians to help with the process.


Wheel Alignment

When a vehicle's wheels are misaligned, it can cause the tires to wear unevenly. There can also be noticeable performance issues behind the wheel, including handling problems, pulling, or vibrating. But getting your wheels serviced by a GM professional technician, and always maintaining proper wheel alignment, can ensure even wear and tear and prolong tire life.

If you notice your vehicle pulling to one side or the other, or if there's a vibrating feeling when you're driving on a smooth road, consider getting an alignment check. An out-of-balance tire can affect the life of your tire, as well as other essential parts, including your suspension, shocks, and bearings. Schedule an appointment with a GM tire professional to stay on top of your wheel alignment and extended your tire life.


Tire Rotation

One of the easiest and most essential things you can do to protect your tire health is a regular, routine tire rotation. Tire rotations performed at regular intervals help improve performance, prolong tire life, and achieve uniform wear and tear for all tires.

Tire rotations should be performed every few thousand miles, around every 7,500 miles, and can easily be done when you're getting your oil changed. Every tire performs a different function depending on where it is on the car and rotating them to different positions can help each wear the same way. Trust our GM technicians to expertly perform all tire rotations and to follow a proper, manufacturer recommended, rotating patter.


Tire Pressure

A tire that is underinflated or overinflated will also wear unevenly. Every tire comes with a manufacturer recommendation for proper inflation and keeping this recommended tire pressure is essential to maintenance.

External factors can affect your tire pressure, too. Weather conditions, including extremely cold temperatures, can play a major role in your tire pressure. We recommend you check your tire pressure often during colder months.

Properly inflated tires do more than help your tire health, too. Tire pressure can also affect ride comfort, vehicle fuel consumption and efficiency, stopping distance, cornering, and more.


1 Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles Of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. All 2018 Corvette models are eligible for three service visits under the Chevrolet Complete Care program. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

2 Maintenance visit must occur Within first year Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of ACDeIco Oil and Filter Change/ Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

3 Maintenance visits must occur within first year of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists of Mobill® Oil and Filter Change/ MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

4 Maintenance visit must occur within first year Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

5 Maintenance visit must occur Within 24 months Of vehicle delivery. Service visit consists Of ACDeIco Oil and Filter Change/Tire Rotation/MPVI. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.