When new tires are installed on your Honda, it is important that the tires are properly balanced, so they spin smoothly and evenly. As tires lose pressure and encounter speed bumps and potholes, they will gradually lose balance.
After we install new tires on your Honda at our tire center, we use high-end diagnostic equipment to spin the wheel and tire assembly and measure vibrations. The professional tire technician servicing your vehicle will then install small weights on the edge of your rim as needed to eliminate any vibration.
Tires wear as you drive, and if the tires on your Honda are out of alignment, they can wear faster and unevenly. By measuring the tread depth on your vehicle's tires, you know when to book a tire rotation. The Penny Test is an easy way to measure the depth of the tread on your tires. Maintaining proper tread depth is especially important in areas that receive a lot of rain because balding tires quickly lose traction on wet and slippery road surfaces.
Maintaining correct tire pressure is essential to the performance, fuel economy, and safety of your new Honda sedan. Under-inflated tires will not grip the road as effectively as tires that are properly inflated, which means that stopping ability, acceleration, and handling will all be lessened. You can learn the proper air pressure for your vehicle by checking the owner's manual. This information is also often located on the driver's side door jam.
We suggest keeping a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle and periodically checking the air pressure in your Honda's tires while filling up.
Since air is a gas, it expands and contracts as temperatures change. This causes the gas to escape the porous rubber tires on your car and gradually lose pressure.
Modern Honda models come standard with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that continually monitors the pressure in all four tires. If the pressure in any tire drops below the recommended psi, the driver is alerted. We also suggest that car owners measure the tire pressure on their vehicles every so often as well.
The majority of cars on the roads of Bronx, New York, are front-wheel drive. This means that the front tires will wear faster than the rear tires. For rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the opposite is true. It's important to rotate the tires periodically to maintain even wear and maximize the life of all four tires.
Correct wheel alignment ensures that your Honda tracks straight. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side, it's likely that the wheels are out of alignment. This can be caused by hitting a pothole or bumping a parking block.
A wheel has three planes of alignment: camber, caster, and toe.
Our tire center uses high-end diagnostic tools and laser alignment to ensure the correct alignment of your vehicle's tires.
When you install new tires at our tire center, we will also perform an alignment check to prevent an offset steering wheel, handling concerns (pulling, wandering, drifting, darting), and abnormal tire wear.
Our professional Honda mechanics can also install new suspension components if needed to reset the alignment of your new Honda CR-V crossover to factory specifications.
Our Honda dealership cares about creating trust with our customers. We want to be your local Honda dealer for the miles to come and want you to find the same qualities at our dealership that you search for you in your Honda: dependability, trust, and reliability.
Our Honda service department is committed to earning your trust and loyalty with every visit. We know how important your car is to your daily life and we appreciate the trust you place in our team to maintain your family's car.
Our personnel is trained to provide professional auto maintenance and high-end customer service. Combine that with our state-of-the-art Honda service department, and you have a winning combination. We look forward to telling you more about the services we provide at our Long Island, New York, area Honda tire center.