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Tire Care Tips

Thompson Tire is the place to go for tires in the greater Del Rio, TX area. From Brackettville and Comstock, and all of the areas in between, we work hard to deliver the best pricing and best selection of quality tires for your vehicle. Our tire shop in Del Rio offers ATV tires, lawn and garden tires, and other specialty tires, in addition to passenger tires. We stock trusted industry brands and offer tire services to support the life of your tires well after you've made your purchase. Alignments and flat tire repairs are just some of what we have to offer.

Conveniently located close to Cienegas Terrace, Lakeview, Val Verde Park, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Thompson Tire strives to do only the best work for our customers. When you visit us for tires in Del Rio, you can trust that we'll help you keep on top of tire performance. When you adhere to maintenance schedules and keep your eye on your tires and how they wear, you can maximize your tire life.

Tire Care Tips in Del Rio, TXAfter all, your tires contribute to vehicle performance. Tire maintenance can protect your investment by extending the life of your tires. Checking tire pressure, rotating your tires, balancing your tires, and choosing the right set of replacement tires based on safety and handling will all contribute to consistent performance.

Use the following tips to help you stay on top of tire maintenance:

  • Check tire pressure to ensure proper inflation. Underinflation can lead to excess heat, uneven tire wear, and decreased braking and handling capabilities, which may cause structural failures like blowouts and tread separation. Properly inflated tires will maximize tread life, improve handling, and increase fuel efficiency and overall driver safety.
  • Follow proper tire rotation schedules. Recommended rotation patterns for your vehicle can be found in your owner’s manual. Routine tire rotations equalize and enhance front-to-rear and side-to-side tire wear. Remember: tire rotation will not prevent or circumvent wear issues caused by worn mechanical components.
  • Balance tires as necessary. Out-of-balance tires may be detected in bumps that become more noticeable at higher speeds. Balancing tires is necessary during initial installation and during a remount.
  • Install new tires in sets or pairs. The addition of one new tire to the rotation cycle can cause instability and create vehicle handling issues. When new tires are needed, two new tires should be installed on the rear of a vehicle, and the partially worn tires should be moved to the front of the vehicle.
  • When the time comes to store your tires for next season, consider a dark place away from direct sunlight with low humidity. Tires should be stored away from solvents, grease, oil, or any ozone-producing electrical equipment, which have deteriorating effects on tires.
  • Be mindful of abnormal tire wear or damage to your tires. Watch for signs of punctures, embedded objects, cracks, and bulges.
  • Always keep a spare tire, and make sure it’s properly inflated and ready for use. You never know when you’re going to need it.

Take these tips into consideration when servicing your tires. The Rubber Manufacturer's Association (RMA) recommends taking five minutes each month to check your tires. Other mechanical issues may contribute to uneven tire wear, and need correction in order to maximize tire life and vehicle performance.

By taking proper care of your tires, you can remain safe during all types of travel, experience the benefits of better fuel economy, and extend tire life, which will positively impact the environment.

Visit us today or contact us online for tire services and any other service inquiry.

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Thompson Tire in Del Rio, TX

Thompson Tire has been family owned and operated for more than three decades. We sell tires, fix flats, and do brakes, alignments, shocks, and front-end work for customers in Del Rio, Brackettville, Comstock, Cienegas Terrace, Lakeview, and Val Verde Park, TX. We're also conveniently located near the Laughlin Air Force Base. We sell the best and patch the rest. Come to us when you need specialty tires for your ATV, trailer, or lawn & garden equipment. If you need a new car battery, choose from our selection of Interstate batteries. Call us now to schedule an appointment.

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Phone: (830) 775-8785
Fax: (830) 778-2425
Address: 2438 Veterans Blvd.
Del Rio, TX 78840
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