AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Post About "Tires and wheels" Page 1 of 3


AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Service and Maintenance Videos: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2015 10:20am

When Thousand Oaks motorists need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get, and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brake systems. If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should ...


Continue Reading "AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Service and Maintenance Videos: Where Should New Tires Be Placed" »


Auto Videos for Thousand Oaks Drivers: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 23rd, 2015 8:30am

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Thousand Oaks car owners ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be ...


Continue Reading "Auto Videos for Thousand Oaks Drivers: When to Replace a Damaged Tire" »


Under Pressure in Thousand Oaks: TPMS

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2015 8:08am

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Thousand Oaks or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires ...


Continue Reading "Under Pressure in Thousand Oaks: TPMS" »


Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 6th, 2015 10:20am

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably know ...


Continue Reading "Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at AskPatty.com, Inc" »


Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Thousand Oaks: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2015 5:20pm

Taking care of our tires is an important part of car care for Thousand Oaks drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some critical preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve gas mileage and extend the life of the tires, so it’s well worth the effort and expense for Thousand Oaks motorists to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, ...


Continue Reading "Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Thousand Oaks: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at AskPatty.com, Inc" »


Helping Thousand Oaks Drivers Get the Right Tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 4th, 2015 7:49am

Every Thousand Oaks vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy CA roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when ...


Continue Reading "Helping Thousand Oaks Drivers Get the Right Tires" »


Below 45 Degrees in Thousand Oaks: Consider Winter Tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2015 10:12am

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Thousand Oaks drivers couldn’t wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. CA motorists ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever. Tires have come a long way since then. ...


Continue Reading "Below 45 Degrees in Thousand Oaks: Consider Winter Tires" »


Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2015 3:38pm

A lot of us Thousand Oaks auto owners like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We’re picky about color and body style. We’ll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for CA motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels. Wheels come in thousands of designs. Custom wheels can add personality, style or sass to a vehicle. Many of these customizations involve getting a ...


Continue Reading "Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at AskPatty.com, Inc" »


Talk To AskPatty.com, Inc About New Shoes For Your Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2014 1:30pm

Your browser does not support videoCustom wheels are one way that Thousand Oaks folks express themselves and personalize their car. But they aren’t as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several key factors need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the car, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving ...


Continue Reading "Talk To AskPatty.com, Inc About New Shoes For Your Vehicle" »


How Much is Enough for Los Angeles Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2014 1:53pm

Your browser does not support videoMost Los Angeles drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they’re need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. ...


Continue Reading "How Much is Enough for Los Angeles Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth" »



Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities