If you plan on doing a lot of driving this summer, you’re going to want to be sure that your Chevy is up for the task. Having healthy tires is essential for safe driving, so you’ll want to heed these signs that might suggest your Chevy is due for a new set.
Failing the penny test
When your tires don’t have the proper amount of tread, you won’t get the kind of consistent performance your Chevy should deliver. What’s more, it can actually be dangerous to drive on tires with insufficient tread. To make sure you’re getting what you need from your tires, try the penny test. Put a penny in the treads of your tires with Abraham Lincoln’s head pointing downward. If you can see the top of his head, you need new tires.
Bulging and cracking
You should be inspecting your tires regularly to be sure they’re properly inflated and in good health. If you see bulging or bubbling on a tire’s sidewall or a significant amount of cracking in the rubber, you have a tire that’s at a higher risk of going flat or blowing out. Avoid driving on tires with these symptoms at all costs.
Not sure if your tires are in the shape they should be? Leave it to the certified service experts at Jupiter Chevrolet in Garland, Texas. We’ll help you keep your current tires healthy with regular rotations and balancing, and we can quickly and easily replace your old set when it’s time.
If there’s one thing folks in Garland know about summer in Texas, it’s that it gets awfully hot out here. The sun and rising temperatures won’t just take a toll on you if you’re not careful — it can also have negative effects on your vehicle. However, if you take preventative steps to protect your Chevy from the heat, you can get out and enjoy your summer with less worry.
Find a safe spot to park
The next time you grab a parking spot, see if you can put your Chevy in the shade somewhere. Keeping your vehicle out of direct sunlight will minimize sun damage to the exterior and interior as well as help reduce the temperature in the cabin.
Buy the right accessories
Your Chevrolet is an investment, so protect it from the summer heat with the right accessories. A windshield sun protector and seat covers can help prevent materials like leather and plastic from being worn down by intense ultraviolet light. If you can’t find a shaded spot to park, you can also opt for a car cover, which will at least protect your ride from direct sunlight.
Keep it clean
Washing, drying, and waxing your vehicle won’t just have your Chevy looking spiffy. Doing it regularly will help remove dirt and protect your vehicle’s exterior from ultraviolet rays over time.
The only thing hotter than the summer heat in Garland is the new Chevy lineup. Visit Jupiter Chevrolet and see what’s new from the bowtie brand and for all your summer service needs.