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Tire Service FAQ at Fletcher Jones Motorcars

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Many Irvine and Costa Mesa drivers rarely give their tires a second thought — until there’s an issue. Tire maintenance is crucial to your daily driving experience and at first, it might seem intimidating, but not if you know what to expect! You’re not alone if you have questions about general tire care, and Fletcher Jones Motorcars is here to provide the details to help you get started. Below, we’ve provided answers to some of your top tire questions, including: 

  • What does TPMS mean? 
  • What is tire rotation?
  • How often should you rotate your tires?
  • What do tire numbers mean? 

Continue reading and you’ll quickly learn that routine tire care is so much simpler than it seems.

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What Does TPMS Mean? 

TPMS is an acronym for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System.” Your Mercedes-Benz TPMS utilizes tire pressure sensors to monitor the PSI of all four tires. If the TPMS senses low tire pressure, you’ll see the TPMS warning light on the dashboard, alerting you to adjust the air in the affected tire(s). Some of today’s modern vehicles also include a visual display on the instrument cluster that shows a diagram with the current PSI for all four tires, making it easier to understand which ones need service. 

What is Tire Rotation?

Tire rotation is moving each of your tires from one position to another on your vehicle. The new placement of each tire depends on the tire rotation pattern, which is based on the drivetrain. Tires are rotated to help maintain an even rate of tread wear, which optimizes your traction on Huntington Beach roads and extends tire life. Without tire rotations, your front tires could wear out faster than your back tires (or vice versa) due to the power distribution. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

What’s the proper tire rotation schedule for your vehicle? The best source of truth is your owner’s manual, but the general recommendation is as follows: 

  • FWD and RWD: Every 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • AWD: Every 3,000 to 5,000 miles

Your personal driving habits around Laguna Beach may also affect how often you should rotate your tires. For example, if you’re a high-mileage driver (more than 15,000 miles per year), you might need to rotate your tires more frequently. You can speak with our service advisors to create a unique tire rotation schedule based on your vehicle and your driving habits. 

What Do Tire Numbers Mean? 

The tire number is the string of numbers and letters located on the sidewall of your tires. Tire numbers indicate the size, type, and performance purpose of the tires. Each tire code is unique and the numbers and letters all have a specific meaning to tell your service tech the size, load index, speed rating, and tire type your vehicle requires to perform safely and at maximum efficiency in Orange County. 

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If your key takeaway from our tire service FAQ is that you’ve fallen a bit behind on tire maintenance, the service department at Fletcher Jones Motorcars will get you up to speed. Reserve an appointment today and visit our tire center if you’re in the market for new performance tires.

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