Mixing Tires – Bad Idea

February 25th, 2016

In a perfect world, all four tires would wear out at the same time. In the same perfect world, everyone would be able to afford a whole set of tires all at once. Unfortunately, things often just do not work out that way. 

Sometimes you may just have to replace tires as you can afford them, one or two at a time, but there are some important things to bear in mind if you have to do that. 

If you can only afford to replace one or two tires, it’s essential that you go with tires that are identical (or at least as close as possible) to the car’s remaining tires. That means that internal construction, size, tread pattern and design should be close to the same. Don’t mix winter tires with all-season tires, don’t mix run-flat tires with ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Do Your Homework on Tire Safety

August 13th, 2015
We see it all the time…people tend to not think about their tires until something goes wrong. Sometimes, this can mean sitting on the side of the road waiting for help, and other times it can mean more serious consequences. Here are a few things to remember for tire safety as the summer winds down and back-to-school season starts.

Check your tire pressure regularly. This one is really important. Your car’s tires will lose air through the valve over time, and an underinflated tire will hurt fuel economy due to added rolling resistance. Low tires also affect handling and will generate enough heat that they can shorten the tire’s lifespan. Get a quality tire gauge (the dial type, not the pencil type) a ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

Seven Things You Need To Know About Tires

July 31st, 2015

We often see customers who are a little overwhelmed by the tire buying process. There are so many types of tires for different vehicles and different driving styles, all at different price points. Here are a few things every driver needs to know about tires:

·   A tire is constructed from the inside out, starting at the inner liner. There are 20 to 25 different components in every tire; fabric belts are wrapped around the inner liner, with steel belts, more fabric belts and other materials layered between the tread surface and the inner liner. These layers provide strength, noise suppression and ride quality.

·   Newer low-profile tires are popular with many drivers, if only for aesthetic/style reasons. It’s important to know low-profi ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

  Tags

tires auto repair preventative maintenance safe tires tire pressure brakes auto repair brake repair driver safety tire maintenance tire inflation car maintenance driving tips vehicle lights headlights brake lights oil change holiday travel wheel alignment tire repair tire rotation tire alignment tune up safe driving tips auto service engine maintenance auto repair services auto services car repair tire balancing car alignment break service Car Energy Savers ac repair ac service air conditioning car service truck tires car tires all season tires oil change service buy tires spare tires new tires tire replacement auto repair service automotive repair back to school automotive repair services truck repair preventative flush service winter driving winter winter tire tips spare tire car spare tire truck spare tire winter tires snow tires snow and winter tires winter tire decisions winter tire help winter tire guide heating repair preventative maintenance service vehicle energy saver mpg gas mileage mileage buy snow tires buy winter tires winter tire benefits winter driving tips safe vehicle mechanic truck tire repair car tire repair mechanics auto mechanics auto mechanic auto repair mechanics tire technology high mileage engine fuel economy tire recycling oil changes high mileage car automotive repairs and maintenance in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Petaluma brake repair in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Petaluma brake repair in Healdsburg oil changes in Santa Rosa automotive repairs and maintenance in Santa Rosa oil changes in Healdsburg Best Oil Changes in Petaluma automotive repairs and maintenance in Sonoma County brake repair in Windsor oil changes in Petaluma Oil Changes in Santa Rosa, Tire & Automotive Automotive Repairs and Maintenance in Santa Rosa, Tire & Automotive Oil Changes in Petaluma, Tire & Automotive Tire & Automotive Tire & Automotive Tire & Automotive
McLea's Tire & Automotive
415 Portal St
Cotati, CA 94931
707-792-0540
View Location
McLea's Tire & Automotive
100 Stony Point Rd
Petaluma, CA 94952
707-776-0640
View Location
McLea's Tire & Automotive
106 Baker Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
707-547-1730
View Location
McLea's Tire & Automotive
800 Piner Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-542-0363
View Location
McLea's Tire & Automotive
10350 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
707-687-2062
View Location

Make A Tire or Auto Repair Appointment Today

McLea's Tire & Automotive proudly serves Santa Rosa, Ca,Cotati, Ca, Petaluma, Ca, Windsor, Ca and surrounding areas.  . We understand that getting your car fixed or buying new tires can be overwhelming. Let us help you choose from our large selection of tires. We feature tires that fit your needs and budget from top quality brands, such as Michelin®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, and more. We pride ourselves on being your number one choice for any auto repair. Let us earn your business. Schedule an appointment today.