We get it, tires are expensive. Having to replace all four tires on your car can feel financially devastating. However, you can make the most of the tires you already have by doing a monthly P.A.R.T. check. The first day of each month is a good time to take five minutes and check your tire pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread depth. Pressure: Inside the driver side door is a sticker that indicates the PSI for each tire. Ensure that your tire pressure matches the manufacturer’s recommendation as over-inflation or under-inflation can cause the tires to wear unevenly. Alignment: While not an easy aspect to observe, your car’s alignment is crucial to keeping the tires in top shape. If you’ve recently felt the vehicle pulling to one way or the other, it may be time to bring your vehicle in for an alignment check. Also, if you recently had a collision or hit a pothole, then call us to inspect the alignment.&nbs ... read more
October is the month when we embrace the spooky and scary. However, that frightening feeling shouldn't extend to your vehicle. One of the most alarming situations while driving is a sudden downpour so intense that your visibility is impacted to the point that the road practically disappears. What's even more terrifying? Worn out wiper blades that no longer clear your windshield. Here are four signs that your wipers need to be replaced. Do you need new wipers? Safety is our primary priorities, so stop by any of our locations in Maryland or Delaware so that one of our highly-trained technicians can expertly install new wiper blades for you.
As the leaves turn colors and the weather gets colder, you may notice another change occurring: a decrease in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. There are a number of reasons your gas bill is going up just as the temperature drops. --The colder weather means your vehicle requires more time to reach its most fuel-efficient temperature, so short drives consume more gasoline than longer ones. --Allowing the vehicle to idle so that it is warmed before traveling burns fuel without increasing miles-per-gallon. --Colder air decreases tire pressure which increases rolling resistance. More resistance leads to the vehicle working harder thus burning more gasoline. --Heated seats and window defrosters require more power. Some causes of increased fuel consumption are unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to improve fuel efficiency as the weather turns colder. --Avoid idling your vehicle. Rather than waiting several minutes for the vehicle to warm u ... read more
At Admiral Tire and Auto Centers, we are proud to be an official supplier of Continental Tires. As one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world, Continental offers a wide range of products with a variety of features. Continental Tires, a leader in innovation, features cutting edge technologies available on multiple products. With so many tire choices, how do you know which is the right fit for your vehicle? Consider the plethora of features and options to find the right tire for you. Sport Performance (summer and all-season) For the car enthusiast, these ultra-high performance tires offer excellent tread life, enhanced grip on wet roads, and precise steering for maximum control. The ExtremeContact Sport offers extreme grip on wet and dry roads while the ExtremeContact DWS06Plus offers additional security on slippery surfaces. Luxury Performance (all-season) The ultimate tire For What You Do whether driving ... read more
Perhaps the most satisfying part of our job at Admiral Tire and Auto is ensuring that customers are driving safe vehicles as they commute to work and transport their families to school, rehearsals, or vacation. One of the best ways for everyone to keep their vehicle safe is to have tires with an optimal tread depth. Tires with a depth between 9/32” and 12/32” are considered in the optimal range. At 4/32” of tread depth, a tire’s ability to evacuate rain and snow is greatly diminished. Any tire with a tread depth below 2/32” is unsafe and should be replaced immediately. While those measurements may seem intimidating, there are some simple methods to checking your tires’ depth. All tires come with tread wear indicators which are tiny bars spaced out between the grooves in the tire. When those bars become even with the tread, it is time to repla ... read more