Be Alert to Signs of Worn Tires

March 29th, 2015

Tires in Baton Rouge, LAAt Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA, we sell a lot of tires...and we know that when you start off with a brand-new set of tires, it’s easy to forget about them for months at a time. Tires wear very gradually, and it can be hard to know when it’s time to  consider  a new set of tires for your vehicle. Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA values you, the customer, and is always happy to share tips and information, so here are some specific things to look for, though:

  • Wear Bars-- All new tires are designed with “wear bars” at the base of the tread; the wear bars are perpendicular to the tread grooves. Wear bars are designed to show when the tread wears down past a certain depth. If you can see these wear bars easily ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

Oil Changes: Pay A Little Now or Pay A Lot Later

March 14th, 2015

Oil Change in Lafayette, LABack in the 70s or 80s, you were lucky to get 130,000 miles out of a car before it went to the scrapyard. Today, at Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Lafayette, LA, we often see cars with 200,000 miles or more and still going strong. That’s due to improved machining and build quality, but even with all those changes and improvements in automotive technology, though, one thing hasn’t changed. Just like 40 or 50 years ago, the easiest way to ensure you’ll get the most out of your car is to get your oil and filter changed at regular intervals, and that’s something ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101