Frequently Asked Questions
Creamery Tire Inc. specialists answer the most common questions related to our products and services, such as tire brands, tire replacement, tire rotation, and similar topics of interest to car owners.
How much are tires for my car or truck?
Do I need an appointment to have my tires installed?
Do I have to put the same tire on my vehicle that originally came on it?
How often should I rotate my tires?
Rotate your tires every 6,000 mile or every 6 months. Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels can lead to dragging of the car on the road.
How do I know when to replace my tires?
What should the air pressure of my tires be?
Air pressure varies from vehicle to vehicle. Tire manufacturers recommend that the tires be inflated to the specs of the vehicle if the tires match the original equipment standards. To find the recommended air pressure, consult your owner’s manual or the plaque located on the inside doorframe of your vehicle.
- NOTE: You should check your air pressure monthly because seasonal air temperature changes causes tire air pressure to change. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling, and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving. Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it’s ready to go when you need it most.
What brands of tires do you carry?
Do you have my vehicles tire size in stock?
CAR CARE TIPS
Here, at Creamery Tire Inc, we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Creamery, PA and Norristown, PA .
Car Maintenance and Care
- Change your fluids on time, every time.
- Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
- Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
- Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
- Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
- Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
- Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
- Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).
Tire Maintenance and Care
- Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
- Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
- Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
- Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
- Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.
Gas Mileage Tips
- Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
- Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
- Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
- Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
- Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.
And most important of all……
- Always check for potential problems before they happen.
*THESE ARE GENERAL GUILDLINES, REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR EXACT INTERVALS FOR YOUR PARTICULAR VEHICLE.
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