INFINITI Tire Replacement Service Miami FL
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South Motors INFINITI Service Center
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No matter how much technology and sophistication is placed in your car, truck, or SUV, your tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes into contact with the road, which makes it vitally important to keep them in proper condition. Regardless of which INFINITI you drive, or your driving style, it’s important to know about any tell tale signs of wear and when it’s time for a tire replacement. Ensuring your tires are kept in good shape ensures that you not only prevent dangerous blowouts, but also helps your INFINITI tackle corners, and stop in the way that it was designed. Explore with us as we shine some light on your tire health, some of the tell tale signs, and how you can keep your tires in good shape.
Recognizing a Hazardous Tire
Tire service is essential because your vehicle’s performance, its handling, and it’s stopping abilities rely on proper tire health. Ensuring that your tires are properly inflated, aligned, and replaced in a timely manner not only prevents you from inconveniences, but it also prevents dangerous road hazards. Let’s explore a few scenarios in which neglected tires could lead to dangerous situations.
Under inflated tires are a hazard because it causes increased tires contact with the road, which leads with increased friction. With this increased friction, the tire begins to heat up along its sidewalls and the faster you go, the more likely you are to experience a blowout. This means that as you approach highway speeds, it’s all the more likely that you’ll experience a sudden loss of pressure at the worst time. If you are fortunate enough to avoid a blowout, under inflated tires may still lead to excess tire wear, which can lead to costly premature tire replacement.
Over inflated tires are just as risky and can also lead to premature replacement due to the increased pressure on the compounds of the rubber. As a tire is inflated more and more over its factory recommended PSI, its center begins to bulge out which leads to uneven wear. Also, the flexibility of the tire is diminished, which could lead to a blowout should you go over bumps and potholes.
If you drive a late model INFINITI, your car or SUV will have a tire pressure monitoring system that will alert you if any of your tires fall below a certain PSI. For older vehicles, it’s generally recommended to check your tire pressure with a hand held monitor once per month to ensure that they’re still inflated to a safe pressure. If you need a pressure check or you think your tires may have been damaged and may need replacing, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to our INFINITI tire replacement service center. Here, our technicians can assess your tires, and either fill them to the proper PSI or notify you of the damaged tire and recommend a replacement.
When Do I Need New Tires?
There are several signs that tell you when it’s time to replace your tires. If your tread depth is too low, the tread patterns on your tires can’t properly or safely grip the road, which could lead to sliding during acceleration, braking, and turning – especially in inclement weather. Here in Miami, we don’t experience snow, but nothing is worse than sliding during a downpour. The penny test is a great way to check your tread: simply place a penny in the tread of your tires, and if you can see the top of Washington’s head, your tread is dangerously low.
Your tires will also need to be replaced if they are around five or six years old. Older tires tend to be weathered, appearing dull, and may even have small cracks along its side and in between its tread. Also any bulges or bubbles in the sidewall of the tires are a call for immediate replacement.
What is a Tire Rotation?
A tire rotation is the act of taking a tire off and repositioning it either to the front, rear, or other side of your INFINITI. INFINITI models come in all sorts of drive configurations, including rear, all wheel drive, and front wheel drive vehicles, so the manner in which your tires are rotated will depend on your drive setup. Some high performance vehicles have larger rear tires than the rubber placed up front, and in this case, wheels may be rotated side to side, rather than back to front.
The act of rotating the tire helps the tire wear evenly over their lifetime. This act ensures that your tires last as long as possible with a few interruptions as possible as they serve you mile after mile. You can check your owners manual to see how and when your tires should be rotated. If you’re ever in need of tire service, bring your INFINITI to our auto repair and service center and trust our technicians to get you on the road safely and efficiently.
Entrust the Best
At our INFINITI service center, our technicians are factory trained and certified to handle all aspects of your INFINITI. Whether you need tire replacement, repair, or an inspection, trust no one more than our team members. In addition to being the most qualified, our service center touts incredible customer service to ensure that each time you visit our service center, we create a positive experience. Click here to schedule service and trust the best to service, diagnose, and repair your INFINITI.