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Tire Maintenance is Crucial

We are Thornton Automotive Group, the premier Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Jeep and Toyota dealership in the greater Manchester, Pennsylvania area. We pride ourselves on providing unmatched customer service, on a consistent basis, to each and every one of our customers. With this in mind, we wanted to make our valued customers aware of the following vehicle safety information.

We have found that it is surprisingly common for drivers to overlook the maintenance of their tires. This concerns us, as there are certainly safety issues that can arise as a result of tires that are not properly maintained.  A flat tire, tire blowout, and premature tire wear can have dangerous consequences. It is important to be aware of and keep tabs on the tread levels, wear and tear, as well as inflation of your tires.

A Little Maintenance Goes A Long Way

Have you heard of the old quarter test for tire tread? Simply insert a quarter into your tire, so that Washington's head is facing down. If you can see any space above the top of his head, this is an indication that the tread has been worn down enough to require new tires. Just as important to keep an eye on is the inflation of your tires. This is as simple as it gets to check, and can significantly extend the life of your tires and also give you more efficient gas mileage.

However, there are additional maintenance procedures required to keep your tires in optimal condition:

  • Tire Balancing: properly distributes the weight of the vehicle, which reduces uneven wear and tear.
  • Wheel Alignment: correctly positions wheels with measurement-specifications recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Tire Rotation: further reduces uneven wear on tires, and typically required around 5,000-mile intervals.

Tire-Servicing at Thornton Automotive, Available throughout Pennsylvania!

The procedures listed above are always best left to a professional and certified technician. Here at Thornton Automotive, we have a superb Service Center that can handle all of your tire needs. From general maintenance tasks, to complicated and extensive repairs, we have it covered. We also are currently offering Tire Rotation and Balancing Specials, to further encourage you to have the health of your tires inspected!

It's always better to be safe than sorry, so have your tires checked. We welcome you to come visit our dealership at your convenience. We proudly serve the Manchester, York, East York, Middletown, and Lancaster areas. Please visit our Locations page to see which dealership is closest to you. We hope to see you soon!



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