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Yecks Tire and Auto Repair Shop

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Bellevue Nebraska Car Repair Service

203 Fort Crook Road N. Bellevue, Nebraska 68005   Ph 402.293.1200

 

 

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Balancing Tires

Balancing your tires is important. If overlooked, unbalanced tires can lead to uneven wear, vibration and potentially unsafe driving conditions. Your local technician at Yeck's Tire & Auto Repair in Bellevue Nebraska can help determine whether your tires need to be rotated and balanced based on wear or mileage.

Getting your tires balanced can mean:

  • Smoother ride

  • Increased Comfort

  • Less driver fatigue

  • Enhanced tire wear

  • Enhanced for tires and drive train components

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TIRES & WHEELS: TIRE ROTATION

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Description: Tire rotation refers to the regular practice of switching the position of each tire on the car.

 

Purpose: Tire rotation helps to equalize tread wear and is critical to gain the maximum life from your tire investment.

 

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: Refer to your owner's manual for the recommended rotation interval and pattern; generally a rotation interval of 6,000 miles is recommended. The rotation pattern varies with different makes and models, which shows the tire locations during rotation. Some vehicles have different size tires on the front and back or directional tires. This limits the locations that a tire may take on the vehicle. When in doubt, check the owner's manual or consult a professional technician for guidance. Tire rotation time also offers a good opportunity to have the tires and wheels balanced. It's another step you can take to maximize your tire investment.

 


Under Pressure:

Your TPMS System In Papillion

Under Pressure Your TPMS System In Papillion

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Papillion folks driving around on under-inflated tires. Now, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated but your service technician at Yeck’s Tire & Auto Repair can help you. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds – which is significantly under-inflated.

Your newer car or light truck might be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This technology has been used by Nebraska race car drivers for years. They are able to head off problems from under inflation by closely monitoring tire pressure on the track.

Obviously, TMPS systems don’t come free for Papillion car buyers. U.S. government studies have estimated the net costs of the TPMS system itself, maintaining the system, replacement of worn or broken parts and tire repair cost increases. The costs are partially offset for Papillion drivers by savings in fuel and tire wear. There’s also a saving in property damage and travel delay. The net cost is estimated to be between $27 and $100.

The government predicts fewer fatal accidents. They estimate that is will cost between three and nine million dollars for every life saved. This new safety equipment will help Papillion motorists avoid the most common vehicle failure, and possibly a catastrophic accident.

 

What do those numbers on your tires represent?

 

Search tires by vehicle: How to find your version/option

Version/option can affect your tire size. It should be located on an information placard in your vehicle. In vehicles made after 2005, this placard will be located in the driver's side door. In older vehicles, the placard may be located instead in the rear passenger doorjamb, fuel filler, glove box or center console, or engine compartment. For example, the version/option of a Honda Accord EX V6 is EX V6.

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Metric, or tire type, defines the proper use of the tire. For example, a "P" designation means that it is a passenger car tire. An "LT" designation is for a light truck.

 

Tire width is the width of the tire measured in mm from sidewall to sidewall. This tire width is 215 mm.

 

Rim diameter is the width in inches or cm of the wheel from one end to the other. The diameter of this wheel is 16 in.

 

Speed rating tells you the maximum service speed for a tire. A speed rating isn't a recommendation to exceed speed limits, and doesn't indicate how well a tire handles or corners. Learn more about tire Speed Ratings.

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Aspect ratio is the ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to its width. On our example, 60 means that the height is equal to 60% of the tire's width.

 

Construction tells you how the layers of the tire were put together. "R" stands for radial, which means the layers run radially across the tire. "B" stands for bias construction, which means that the layers run diagonally across the tire.

 

Load index is an assigned number that corresponds with the load-carrying capacity of a tire. Most passenger car tire load indexes range from 75 to 100, but a few carry more. You'll also find the maximum load elsewhere on the tire sidewall, both in lbs and kg. Learn more about tire load index.

 

above chart from: www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/new-tires

 


The Yeck’s Tire & Auto Guide To Selecting Tires And Wheels

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Many auto owners throughout Council Bluffs Iowa and Omaha Nebraska love driving, love their vehicles: To them, picking out the right tire is just as important – and just as much fun – as finding the right shoes is to a runner.

Now not everyone in Eastern Nebraska or Western Iowa are like that. Many NE people have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. So let’s break it down: there are four main categories of tires, depending on the kind of driving you do.

 

First, there are summer tires. You would buy summer tires if you’re looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help you stick to the road in fast corners. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffen the tire in turns. The tread design can handle rain, but really isn’t set up for snow and ice.

 

Next comes winter tires. You would buy winter tires if you still like performance driving when it’s cold and slippery out, so you need a tread design that’ll really bite into ice and snow. The rubber compound is formulated to stay pliable when temperatures drop below 45 degrees so you get great traction even on dry roads. On the other end of the winter tire spectrum are tires designed to handle severe ice and snow conditions.

 

The third category is all-season tires. Now, most new cars come with all-seasons in places such as Bellevue, Omaha, Ralston and Council Bluffs. The idea is a tire that you can use all-year round in Nebraska and Iowa. Naturally, the tread design and rubber compound is a compromise that won’t give you the extreme capabilities of summer or winter tires, but if your driving and weather conditions aren’t at the extreme ends of the spectrum, all-season tires might suit you just fine.

 

The last category is all-terrain tires. These tires are designed for both Omaha expressway and off-road use. If you need a tire that gets good traction in the dirt and is tough enough for rocks and ruts and stuff, but still performs well on the road, an all-terrain tire might be just what you need.

 

Talk with your helpful Yeck’s Tire & Auto tire professional in Bellevue about how and where you drive and get his suggestions for tires that’ll work for you.

 


 

Tire Replacement For Papillion Drivers

New tire choices can be overwhelming for Papillion car owners.

Suppose you have an SUV and are trying to decide between all season tires or some that are also rated for off-highway. How much do you drive off-road in Papillion? How important are looks?

 

Let’s suppose you have a sporty car. You may like to run a high-performance summer tire when the weather’s good in Papillion. When the weather turns cold, you can put on high-performance winter tires. For the kind of driving you like to do in and around Papillion, you want full on performance tires.

If all-out performance isn’t a big issue, all-season tires are a good compromise that works well for most Papillion people.

 

When it’s time for new tires for your car, visit with a tire professional at Yeck’s Tire & Auto Repair. Describe your needs and wants. He’ll come up with some selections for you to discuss. And once you settle on a type of tire, there are options for special needs: like pulling a trailer or carrying heavy loads on Papillion roads.

Tires are a big purchase for Papillion drivers. With so many choices, you’ll be able to get what’s best for you.

Give us a call:

Yeck’s Tire & Auto Repair
203 Fort Crook Rd North
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

  Ph 402.293.1200

 


Washington V. Lincoln: Tread Depth Champion In Bellevue

Washington V. Lincoln: Tread Depth Champion In Bellevue

 

Today’s Yeck’s Tire & Auto Repair article focuses on the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When Bellevue and Bellevue drivers talk about stopping power, they tend to focus on their brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. We have to have tires with enough traction to translate braking power into stopping power.

Let’s concentrate on stopping in wet Omaha conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can’t move the water, the tire will actually ride on top of a thin film of water. That’s called hydroplaning and it is a factor in many Nebraska auto accidents. If it’s really bad, you can actually spin out of control. At best, you won’t stop as fast.

Your car tires have channels for water to flow through. The deeper the channel, the more water it can move. A brand new tire has very deep channels and can easily move a lot of water. As the tire wears down, the channels become shallower and can move less water. When it wears down enough, it can seriously affect your ability to stop on wet Nebraska roads.

That’s why it’s so important for Bellevue and Papillion motorists to replace their tires when they get worn. Consumer Reports and other advocate groups call for a standard of replacing tires when the tread is worn down to 4/32 of an inch. That’s 3.2 millimeters. By comparison, you’ve probably seen the wear indicator that’s molded into tires. When tires are worn to 3/32 of an inch, the tread wear bar is visible.

And that little bit of additional tread makes a big difference. Stopping distances are cut dramatically on wet Bellevue surface streets and Bellevue highways. A safe stop from Nebraska freeway speeds with 4/32 of an inch of tread would result in a crash with worn out tires.

There’s an easy way to tell when a tire’s worn to 4/32 of an inch. Just insert a quarter into the tread. Put it in upside down. If the tread doesn’t cover George Washington’s hairline, it’s time to replace your tires. With a Canadian quarter, the tread should cover the numbers in the year stamp.

You’ve probably heard of this technique using a penny and Abe Lincoln’s head. That measure gives you 2/32 of an inch – half the suggested amount. And if you have uneven tread wear – have us check it out at Yeck’s Tire & Auto Repair. It could be a problem with your steering or suspension components or a wheel alignment problem. If you need new tires or have any concerns about your brakes, give us a call today at:  Ph 402.293.1200

 

Simple Answers from Yeck's Tire & Auto for Bellevue: Tire Tread Depth
 

Question:
How can I tell when my tires are worn so much that they need to be replaced?

Yeck's Tire & Auto Answer:

new tiresThat is question for Bellevue drivers. As we discuss the matter, keep in mind that one of the jobs of your tire tread is to move water. The channels in the tread act as passages for water to escape from underneath the tire. The deeper the tread, the deeper the channel – and the more water that can be evacuated.

When enough water can't be moved from underneath the tire, the tire can ride on the water – often called hydroplaning. The tire is literally not contacting the road but rather is “floating” on the water so there is little traction and the vehicle can slide.

So somewhere between a brand new tire and a bald tire lies the point at which the tire should be replaced. Some governmental jurisdictions have minimum tread depth requirements for - others do not. So check the laws where you live in NE to learn the legal minimum.

Tire manufacturers are required to mold a tread wear bar into the tire. This bar appears across the tread when the tire is worn down to 1.6 mm (2/32 of an inch). Bellevue drivers can easily do the quarter test. check tire thread depthInsert a 25-cent coin into one of the grooves with the caribou's head pointing down. If you can see the tip of the nose of this great northern animal, it is a sign of very worn treads. That means it is high time to bid adieu to your tires.

Studies have shown, however, that there is difference in stopping distances for in wet Bellevue conditions with tires that have less wear. For example, in controlled, wet conditions a vehicle with 3.18 mm (4/32 of an inch) of tread traveling at speeds was able to stop in about 26 metres (85 feet) less distance than the same car with tires with 1.6 mm (2/32 of an inch) of tread. That could easily be the difference between a safe stop and hitting the vehicle in front of you.

Bellevue drivers can gauge 3.18 mm (4/32 of an inch) by inserting a US quarter upside down into the tread. If it covers George Washington's head, you have more than 3.18 mm (4/32 of an inch) of tread.

New tires are a big ticket item for Bellevue drivers so it's natural to want to get as much value out of them as possible. Just remember that a huge part of that value is the ability to stop safely in wet Bellevue conditions. You can with your friendly and knowledgeable Yeck's Tire & Auto tire professional for help with tire replacement.

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Yeck's Tire & Auto
203 Fort Crook Rd North
Bellevue, NE 68005
402.293.1200

 

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