Summer Weather – The Enemy of Your Tires?

August 18th, 2015
Tires in Baton Rouge, LALet’s talk for a moment about tire pressure. 
 
Every tire flexes a little at the bottom, as the weight of the vehicle bears down on it. The section that is subject to that weight and flexing changes constantly as the tire rotates, and the average tire rotates 750 times over the course of a mile. At 60 mph, that means the tire rotates 750 times per minute. All that flexing and deformation means heat buildup, and increases tire pressure by roughly four pounds per square inch (PSI). After an hour or so on the road, a tire is about 50 degrees hotter than ambient air…but that temperature differential is even greater in hot weather, especially since pavement is hotter than ambient air. Heavier loads and higher speeds will add to that heat buildup. 
 
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Improve Tire Safety for the Road Ahead

February 27th, 2015

tires in baton rouge and lafayette laMultiple different inspections and auto repairs go into keeping a vehicle safe and road ready. Scheduling regular oil changes, checking belts and ensuring filters are clear is only the beginning of the long list vehicle owner tackle multiple times a year with their vehicle. Amidst all these auto repairs it can be easy to forget one of the most important safety feature of any vehicle- the tires. Using these helpful hints and the expert service on any technician of Chabill's Tire & Auto Service in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge, LA area vehicle owners can easily keep their vehicle road ready for whatever life brings.

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