Fort Madison Auto Repair

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Category Archives: Tires, Lee County IA, Griffin Muffler & Brake Center

When the Rubber Meets the Road

When the Rubber Meets the Road

When the Rubber Meets the Road        I was amazed to learn about 2 BILLION gallons of gas each year could be saved if the tires on every American’s car were properly inflated, according to the Car Care Council.      I have had looks of disbelieve from customers that want to order two tires and I inform them they need all four because their vehicle is either an All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive. Why is this recommended? A new tire is taller in diameter than one that is halfway through its tread depth, sometimes by ½ an inch.  A shorter tire must spin faster than a taller tire to keep up. This is the primary reason for drivetrain damage! There should be no more of a 3/32nds difference in tread depth.      Here at Griffins, we can help determine if you need replacing your tires. Just stop by at 535 Avenue G Fort Madison, IA and we’ll measure them for you. You can always do the ... read more

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