3 Easy Ways to Help Your Car Tires Last Longer

Car Care | Eastland, TX

We at Blake Fulenwider Chevrolet Buick GMC want you to get the most out of your tires, so try these tips to help your car tires last longer.

Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is key and should be checked every month. Tires tend to lose about a pound per square inch, or one PSI, of pressure each month. Cold temperatures can lower air pressure, and the hot summer months can raise the pressure, so check the status often.

Proper tire inflation also has the benefits of improving fuel efficiency, since underinflated tires mean lower mpg rates and less overall safety. The NHTSA found that 1 in every 11 crashes were due to tire issues.

Rotation

Tires begin to wear unevenly when they remain on the same wheel for their lifespan. Front-wheel vehicles will see their front tires wear faster, just as rear-wheeled vehicles will see it in their rear tires. Even all-wheel drive vehicles have uneven tire wear since the system sends more power to different wheels to provide the enhanced traction. Having your tires rotated every 5,000 miles allows for better wear and longer life.

Alignment

Every six months, take your car in for alignment. When you hit a pothole or bump a curb the alignment of the vehicle can easily go out of place. This results in excessive vibration or the vehicle pulling to the left or the right while driving. Your vehicle will continue to run fine but it can create uneven wear on the tires and lower fuel efficiency.

If you need a new set of tires or an alignment, bring your car to Blake Fulenwider Chevrolet Buick GMC.

How to Use the MyChevrolet Mobile App

New Chevrolet Lineup | Eastland, TX

The MyChevrolet Mobile app is your one-stop shop for all the information you want to know about your car, and it’s super easy to use and connect to your Chevy. Keeping track of maintenance, vehicle stats, and more has never been easier.

Get remote access to your vehicle

MyChevrolet Mobile lets you access your Chevy, buy products, and more, all from one convenient location on your phone. Use the MyChevrolet app to lock and unlock your car, start and stop your engine, locate your parking spot, and more.

See vehicle stats

Even when you’re not in your car, you can use the MyChevrolet app to see your car’s fuel level and range, tire pressure, mileage, and the condition of the engine oil.

Tons of features

The app includes a wide range of features you can access, including the virtual garage, the Marketplace where you can see nearby offers, Smart Driver for keeping track of your driving habits, roadside assistance, a service schedule, and so much more.

How to get the app

Go to the application store on your smartphone and download the MyChevrolet app. Then you’ll go to my.chevrolet.com to register your vehicle at the Chevrolet Owner Center, and finally log into the MyChevrolet Mobile App with your COC username and password. It takes just minutes to finish!

If your vehicle is too old to use the MyChevrolet Mobile App, contact us at Fullen Motor Company to look at our inventory for something compatible. It’s so convenient to have all the information you need about your vehicle at your fingertips.

 

New Car Gadgets Every Driver Will Love

New Car Gadgets

 

Spring is the perfect time to breathe some new life into your daily drive with a new car gadget. Whether you’re looking for yourself or need the perfect gift for a car enthusiast, check out the following new car gadgets.

                                                 

Magnetic Smartphone Mount

If you’re still fumbling for your phone in your pocket while behind the wheel, this one is for you. A Magnetic smartphone mount is a much safer option, and it doesn’t hurt that its minimalist and sleek design looks great, too.

 

ARB Exhaust Jack

The ARB Exhaust Jack is a must-have, especially if you ever take your vehicle off-road. Fitted with a hose that fits over your vehicle’s exhaust, this jack inflates itself to raise your car so you can easily change a tire in case of a flat.

 

Dash Cam

Dash Cams are cheaper and better than ever before, and they are the perfect way to record all of your favorite scenic drives in stunning high resolution video. Best of all, using a dash cam is completely safe and is guaranteed to turn all of your favorite drives into beautiful memories that last a lifetime.

 

To find out more about what accessories are right for you, stop by Fullen Motor Company.