Tire Care Tips From Gallatin Subaru in Bozeman, MT

Subaru Tire Care At Gallatin Subaru

There are hundreds of different parts that make your Subaru the legendary sedan or SUV you have come to love. But one very important component is your tires because that is literally where the rubber meets the road. Your tires are vital to your Subaru's performance and here at Gallatin Subaru we want to make sure that all of our customers are well informed about their tires, what services they will need, how often, and what tires their Subaru need.

Different Types Of Tires:

  • Performance: These tires are designed for vehicles like the WRX and BRZ. Performance tires are designed to handle higher speeds, hard braking, and improve control.
  • All-Season: Just like their name suggests, all-season tires can be used all year round. All-season tires feature a blend of different compounds and detailed tread configurations that are designed for most driving conditions; snow, rain, heat, cold, etc.
  • Winter: Deep treads increase traction on snow-covered roads and softer rubber better adapts to changes in temperature. Some winter tires include studs for extra stability on icy or slick roads.
  • Summer: The tread is specifically designed to provide maximum contact with the road while also diverting water away from the center of the tire. Summer tires are also made from a tougher rubber that withstands summer heat better.
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    Many drivers around Bozeman have both summer and winter tires and there is one major benefit to buying two sets of tires. You will extend the life of each set since you are only using them for half of the year.

     

    Different Tire Services & Why They Are Important

    To ensure your tires perform at their best for safe and reliable service there are several different services you will need from time to time.

  • Tire Rotation: Having your tires rotated regularly is one easy way to extend the life of your tires as well as maintain ideal performance. When you have your tires rotated our service team changes the location of each tire. The front tires get moved to the back and left to right. This ensures even tread wear and maintains even tread depth across all four wheels. We recommend having your tires rotated roughly every 5,000-miles. Or every time you have your oil changed so it is easy to remember when you need to have your tires rotated.
  • Mount & Balance: This service is the process of putting your new tires on your Subaru and generally happens when we swap your seasonal tires over. Balancing is the process of equaling weight distribution on each wheel assembly to give your vehicle a smooth ride.
  • Wheel Alignment: Having your tires aligned is beneficial for the longevity of your tires but is a service that mainly affects your vehicle's suspension by making adjustments to the tires which affect how they make contact with the road. There is no recommend mileage for alignment but you can tell if your alignment needs to be checked if your tires are wearing down unevenly, the vehicle is pulling to the left or the right or if there is a vibration in the steering wheel.
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    Properly Inflated Tires:

    There is a reason that your Subaru has a low tire pressure light to indicate when there is not enough air in your tires. When your tires are not properly inflated your Subaru will not deliver the same high-quality, safe, and reliable performance you first fell in love with. When your tire pressure is low your engine will have to work harder to supply power to each wheel because there is more drag on the road, which will reduce your fuel economy. Under-inflated tires also affect how your Subaru will perform and respond. This is particularly dangerous if you need to quickly avoid something in the road or come to a quick stop. Another negative to under-inflated tires is they will cause the treads to wear down unevenly and diminish their lifespan. You also run a higher risk of having a blowout and can develop slow leaks over time.

     

    Get Your Subaru In For Service Today

    Thankfully the amazing team of certified Subaru experts here at Gallatin Subaru will keep your Outback, Legacy or WRX running at its best for many miles to come. Just give us a call or make an appointment online to arrange a time to have your tires rotated or seasonal tires swapped over.

    Gallatin Subaru

    31910 Frontage Rd
    Directions Bozeman, MT 59715

    • Sales: 406-530-1548
    • Service: (888) 714-3738
    • Parts: (888) 566-1227

    Hours

    • Monday 08:00am - 06:00pm
    • Tuesday 08:00am - 06:00pm
    • Wednesday 08:00am - 06:00pm
    • Thursday 08:00am - 06:00pm
    • Friday 08:00am - 06:00pm
    • Saturday 09:00am - 05:00pm
    • Sunday Closed
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