tires 101

Tires 101 at Keyes Honda

Here at Keyes Honda, we make it easy to find a dependable vehicle that they can rely on for years to come. If you're shopping for new Honda cars in Van Nuys and the surrounding areas, our dealership should always be your first stop. And when you need to take care of the most important parts of your Honda car, like its tires, we're also ready to help.

Benefits of Buying Used/Pre-Owned Vehicles

Tire care at a glance:

  • Tire care at a glance
  • Avoid uneven wear and tear
  • Test the tread depth
  • Go in for a wheel alignment if you’ve hit a big bump

Your tires have a lot to deal with, from inclement weather to bad road conditions. So it's no surprise that they can wear down over time. What you want to avoid is uneven wear and tear, which can shorten the life of your tires. Taking proper care of your vehicle's tires can also help you stay safer on the road.

One of the best ways to ensure that your tires live a longer life is by properly inflating them. On the inside of the driver's side door, you'll see what the ideal pressure for your tires is. By making sure that all four meet that standard, you'll help your tires last longer. Tires that are underinflated or overinflated can also pose a safety hazard.

Speaking of safety, you also want to pay close attention to the tread of your tires. There's a simple way to see if you're in need of replacement tires. All you need is a penny. Place it upside down in the tire tread with Abraham Lincoln's head facing you. If you can see his whole head, the tire tread depth is too shallow and you're in need of replacement tires.

When you buy tires at our Honda service center, you'll usually have to buy four of them. Once you have your tires, the mechanics in our service center can help you take great care of them.

Used or Pre-Owned Vehicle Misconceptions

One task we can easily handle is a wheel alignment. If you hit a big bump and feel like your car isn't riding as smoothly, you might need a wheel alignment. An uneven alignment can cause some of your tires to wear down faster than others, which means that you'll need to buy new tires sooner. We can also patch leaks and rotate your tires. No matter what your tire-related needs are, our expert Honda dealers and technicians are ready to assist you.

Our tire options:

  • Tire rotations
  • Wheel alignments
  • Fully-equipped tire center
  • Fixing minor leaks

So visit our Honda dealership serving Los Angeles to find a dependable car you'll love, along with the knowledgeable mechanics you can rely on. We look forward to helping you with all of your automotive needs. We hope to see you soon!