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Many car parts require proper care, but few parts are more important than your tires. That's why we do everything that we can to help drivers keep their Acura tires in top shape here at MotorWorld Acura. 

We've noticed over the years that many drivers have questions about their tires and how to keep them in good shape. Here are some of the queries we find ourselves fielding frequently. 

What's the Correct Tire Pressure? 

If you look on the inside of your driver's side door, you'll usually find the manufacturer-recommended PSI for your tires. You can also check your owner's manual or consult with a member of our team.

Why Does My Tire Pressure Go Down in Winter? 

Cold weather often causes your PSI to drop because the air inside the tire condenses, which means it takes up less space. The opposite is true for warm weather. Checking on your tire pressure on an especially cold day and adjusting the PSI as needed is a good idea.

Should I Service My Tires for the Winter? 

Yes. Your tires have a tougher job in the winter, thanks to the snow, low temperatures, and adverse road conditions. You'll want to be sure that all four are ready for winter. The mechanics in our Acura service center will check the tread depth, inflation levels, and any signs of damage. If needed, they will perform a tire rotation.

When Do I Need New Tires? 

A standard set of tires should last you about 50,000 to 60,000 miles, as long as they are properly maintained. Generally, you need new tires once your current tires have worn down too much to offer the traction that you need.

Our mechanics can tell when your tire tread depth is too shallow, but you can also test this out on your own using the penny test. Put a penny into your tire tread upside-down, with Abe going in head-first. If you can see the top of his head, your tread depth is too shallow.

Why Are Tire Rotations Important? 

A tire rotation ensures all four tires wear down at a more even rate, extending their lifespan and putting off an expensive and premature tire replacement.  

If you have any more questions about tires or car care, talk to our Acura mechanics in Wilkes-Barre, PA! 

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