There’s truth in the saying: “Where the rubber meets the road.” It’s the ultimate test of whether something works right. And it’s true for your car as well, since your tires — where the rubber literally meets the road — will determine how well your Ford car or truck performs and how safe you are. The tire center at Kearny Pearson Ford has the inventory and expertise to ensure that you and your Ford F-150 are ready for anything.
Choosing the Right Tires
With so many options available, picking the right tires can seem difficult. It’s actually easy when you’re armed with the right knowledge.
The tires on your car actually have a lot to tell you. Let’s say you own a 2017 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback. It takes P215/50R17 tires. Here’s what that means:
P: Passenger-rated tires
215: Width, in millimeters, at widest point
50: Tire profile, which is the aspect ratio (percentage of height to width)
R: Radial tire, the most common type sold
17: Wheel width
Other numbers and letters are also usually present. These indicate load and speed ratings, suitability for different driving conditions, and other key information. Your owner’s manual will have more information on this. So will your San Diego Ford service center.
Time for New Tires
Sometimes it’s easy to tell when you need new tires. If you’ve got a flat, it’s not as though you have much choice in the matter, after all. But there are other, less-obvious signs too. Excess tread wear, a tendency to lose pressure, or visible signs of age (like cracks and other visible sidewall wear) can make your tires less safe. So will things you might not associate with your tires, like when you experience changes in steering responsiveness or you notice worse gas mileage.
There’s something else to remember: many new Ford vehicles ship with all-season tires. They’re great for many things, but sometimes you’ll want something more specialized. If you’re using your Ford F-150 for heavy hauling, heading north in your Ford Explorer to play in the snow, turning your Ford Mustang loose on the track, or if you’re going off-road in your Ford Expedition, make sure you visit your San Diego Ford tire center to pick the right tires for the job.
Make sure your Ford vehicle is ready for anything. In addition to regularly scheduled maintenance, bring your car, Ford truck, or SUV to your go-to Ford dealership service center at 7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., in San Diego, CA. Our knowledgeable technicians will be happy to assist you!