Annapolis Tire & Auto
1210 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-263-2317
Admiral Tire & Auto of Dover
280 W. Cowgill St.
Dover, DE 19901
302-734-5911
Admiral Tire & Auto of Bowie
2325D NW Crain Hwy.
Mitchellville, MD 20716
301-249-4300
Edgewater Tire & Auto
3420 Pike Ridge Rd.
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-956-5500
Admiral Tire & Auto of Newark
1929 Kirkwood Hwy.
Newark, DE 19711
302-737-2460
Admiral Tire & Auto of Denton
1115 Industrial Pkwy.
Denton, MD 21629
410-479-3045
Admiral Tire & Auto of Cambridge
401 Sunburst Hwy.
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-901-2418
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Admiral Tire & Auto of Waldorf
2555 Crain Hwy
Waldorf, MD 20601
301-885-5051
24 Hour Commercial Service: (866) 311-6946

Car Care Tips

Here, at Admiral Tire & Auto, we want our customers to be in the know.  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, reduce tire tread, and understand when and why your car needs to be serviced.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

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.


Disclaimer:
All services and recommendations are based on past experience and the
possible improvement to vehicle performance. Admiral Tire Centers
always and strongly advises to first consider adhering to your
specific vehicle manufacturer's provided scheduled recommendations
when servicing your vehicle

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At Admiral Tire and Auto Centers, we believe that the customer deserves the best when purchasing tires, which is exactly why we carry such a large selection of Brands. Our Tire Brands include: Goodyear, Continental, Dunlop, Bridgestone, General, Kelly, Michelin, Toyo, Uniroyal as well as many other brand names. We offer many Tire Services that we would be happy to complete for you, such as: Computer Spin Balancing, Flat Repair, Rotations, and Low Profile Tire Installations, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and other requested services.