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If you’re a fellow motor head, locking down tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show should be on your immediate to-do list. At ATC, we make attending the Philly Auto Show an annual tradition for staying up-to-date on the latest industry developments. 2017’s show dates are just around […] Read More This entry was posted in Community on by ATC.
Never-before-seen concepts, redesigned models, and countless auto enthusiasts like yourself. If you’re a fellow motor head, locking down tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show should be on your immediate to-do list. At ATC, we make attending the Philly Auto Show an annual tradition for staying up-to-date on the latest industry developments. 2017’s show dates are just around […]
If you own a car with GPS, you may have never really thought past putting in a destination and pressing go. That’s the brilliant part about just how convenient GPS navigation is. But our automotive-inquisitive staff and students are interested in finding out more, such as how can GPS pinpoint where your car is, access […]
As much as we may agree, disagree, or feel otherwise, self-driving cars are coming. How soon they’ll be here, though, is another issue entirely. One major step toward automated driving is already popping up on today’s modern rides: predictive collision systems that rely on radar technology. In the following post, ATC took a closer look at […] Auto Technician School News | Marine Service Technology Training News
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How often do you think about your car tires? This is a great time to think about tires since Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer driving season. The key to remember is that tire maintenance and safety is a something you should think about all year long.
So let’s look at the RMA acronym PART – Pressure, Alignment, Rotation, Tread. Correct tire pressure is critical to tire wear and vehicle handling. Tire pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) or kilopascals (kPa). Improperly inflated tires can lead to tire failure. Look in your vehicle for the tire placard (usually on the driver’s side door or door post). Use a quality air gauge to check tire pressure at least once a month – and don’t forget about your spare. Note: Some cars no longer come equipped with a spare tire to save weight, manufacturer cost, and cargo space.
Proper wheel alignment optimizes vehicle handling, maximizes fuel economy, and minimizes tire wear. Have your vehicle’s alignment checked if you have any indication of the vehicle “pulling” in one direction, when specified in your owner’s manual, and when you purchase new tires.
Moving tires from one location to another is called tire rotation. The front tires tend to wear faster than the back since they absorb turning forces, carry the engine weight, and support the added weight that shifts forward when braking. Rotating tires improves tire life by evening out tire wear. After rotating tires, check tire pressure according to the tire placard on the vehicle. Follow your owner’s manual for tire rotation intervals (usually 5,000 to 8,000 miles) and recommended rotation patterns. Note: Some tires are directional, designed to roll in only one direction and should not be moved to the other side of the vehicle unless they are dismounted from the wheel, flipped, and remounted.
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