Options X Close
View
Quotes
(713) 923-7077
4610 Canal Houston, Texas 77011
M-F 8-5:30 | Sat 9-1 | Sun. Closed

Car Care Tips

Taking care of your vehicle is the best way to make it last and at Williamson Tire, we want you to take the best care of your vehicle. 

We want you to understand why and how your tires wear, how to get the best gas mileage, when you should be thinking about routine maintenance, and overall how to get the most out of your tires. 

When you visit us for new tires in Houston, or tire services in Houston, you can count on our shop to help with nitrogen inflations, flat tire repairs, TPMS repairs, tire rotations and more. But beyond the best tire services in our region, we also offer advice to help you get the most out of your tire purchase - as well as your vehicle in general. 

Talk to our technicians about how to make your tires - and your vehicle - last, or see some of our car care tips below. Hopefully, with these helpful tips, you can improve your vehicle's efficiency, ensure your tires last a long time, and keep your vehicle running at its best.

And of course, when the time does come for new tires or tire services, be sure to call the team at Williamson Tire. We offer tire services in Houston at honest prices. Call us today at 713-923-7077 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).


Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months. 
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort.
  • To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low.
  • Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.


Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.


And most important of all……

Always check for potential problems before they happen.
 

Contact Williamson Tire Company


CAPTCHA image

Send »           

Stay Connected

Contact Us

Phone: 713-923-7077
Fax: 713-923-1177
Address: 4610 Canal Street
Houston, TX 77011
Powered by Net Driven
Login