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Tires, Tires, Tires

Your tires are the only thing connecting you to the road. They are just a little bit important.

Let's address a couple super important topics on tires:

1. Can tires be repaired? Answer: Yes and No

YES: If your tire has more than 2/32 worth of tread left (basically if they have not reached the wear bars or if you stick a penny upside down in the tread and can NOT see Abe Lincoln's hair) and the puncture is in the tread and not on the sidewall, generally, your tire can be repaired.

NO: If the puncture is through the sidewall or your lack of tread requires that the tire be replaced instead of repaired

2. What happens when tires are underinflated or overinflated?

ANSWER: Properly inflated tires provide the best gas mileage and best tire wear. An overinflated tire will cause a dome-like structure, so the inside of your tire will wear faster than the outside edges of your tire. In opposition to that, if your tire is underinflated, the outside edges tend to wear faster than the middle. Both cases lead to lower overall miles per gallon.

**See the video for where to find you tire sticker with proper tire size and tire inflation pressure.

3. Which tires are the best? / What tires do I need for my car?

ANSWER: Tires are constructed for different purposes. Very similar to how you would choose a shoe when you're going out. Are you going to the gym, are you going on a long walk, are you going out dancing, or are you going to a fancy dinner? Tires are usually rated based on how they handle with different road conditions, like: wet performance, dry performance, winter performance, and comfort (like noise and ride quality).

It's generally a good idea to consult with a tire specialist to find the best tires for your type of driving. If you want to do some homework in advance (or go down a tire selection rabbit hole), large chains like Tire Rack and Discount Tire of websites that offer quick comparisons.

If you have questions about your tires, please reach out to Girlie Garage using the contact page so they can help you feel confident in your tire decisions!

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