(719) 539-5384

200 East 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
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Car Care Tips

Here, at Chaffee Tire And Wheel, we want our customers to be in the know about how to properly care for their car or truck. We want you to understand why and how your tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and overall how to get the most out of your tires. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Salida, CO and Poncha Springs, CO ; and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced by Chaffee Tire And Wheel or another Salida, Colorado auto repair shop. Give Chaffee Tire And Wheel a call at (719) 539-5384 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

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.

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Chaffee Tire And Wheel

Chaffee Tire And Wheel is a pillar of the community. Chaffee Tire And Wheel is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, and tire services for customers located in and around the Salida, Colorado area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Chaffee Tire And Wheel employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, light truck, and SUV tires. We also carry industrial, farm, and RV tires. Custom wheels are available at Chaffee Tire And Wheel. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Services include nitrogen inflation services, tire repairs, computer wheel balancing, and tire rotations. Take this opportunity to browse Chaffee Tire And Wheel website or call any of our stores for personalized service.

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Phone: (719) 539-5384
Fax: (719) 539-5374
Address: 200 East 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201

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