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What is a Tire Pressure & Tread Checks service?

Lube Stop’s Tire Pressure & Tread Checks service is a convenient service that will ensure that all of your tires are full when you leave.  A Lube Stop technician will check the pressure of each one of your tires to see if it is up to your vehicle’s recommended tire pressure level.  If the pressure of one or more tires is lower than recommended, we will quickly fill your tire to make sure all tires are evenly full.  The recommendation of what your tire pressure level should be is usually unique to your vehicle and tire specifications.

We fill your tires with air, which is the conventional gas used for tire fills.  Air is made up of roughly 78% nitrogen and 21% percent oxygen, water vapour, carbon dioxide, and small concentrations of other noble gases.

On most newer vehicles, the recommended tire pressure is most commonly listed on a sticker inside the driver’s door.  If there’s no sticker on the door, you can usually find the specs in the owner’s manual.  Most passenger cars will recommend 32 psi to 35 psi in the tires when they’re cold. When they’re hot, they’ll need less.

If we notice that your tires are low on air, we make sure to check your tire tread wear that may have been caused from prolonged low tire pressure.  Worn out tire tread can be dangerous on slippery roads and can also lead to dangerous tire blowouts.  If your tread is worn out, we will make a recommendation on how to move forward in order to keep you as safe as possible.

What is a Tire Pressure & Tread for?

To ensure a smooth and safe ride, it is very important to make sure that your tires are full and have even pressure.  Major safety issues can be caused by a slight variation in tire pressure.  Such issues include tire imbalance, uneven tread wear, difficulty steering, overheating and even blowouts.  Not only can this be very expensive to repair, but it can cause very serious collisions.  This simple service can not only help you avoid dangerous situations, but it can also reap benefits such as improved fuel economy.

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And don’t forget!  All these services are designed for both individual and fleet customers!  So, if you are a business with fleet vehicles, please drop by so we can set you up with a fleet account.  To learn more about this, please check out our Fleet Lube & Maintenance Services.

Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.  So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need a Tire Pressure & Tread Checks service?

The Tire Pressure & Tread Checks services needs to be done regularly in climates where seasonal temperatures and road conditions vary.  This is because atmospheric pressure and driving habits can affect a tire’s ability to retain air.  Damaged valves and driving over nails can also rapidly affect your tire pressure.  The low tread is also something to bear in mind when driving in unpredictable climates because your tires may have a higher tendency to puncture and slip.  New vehicles can often detect whether or not your tire pressure is low.  Make sure to inform your Lube Stop technician if you notice a low tire pressure notification, steering problems, large stopping distance or bad fuel economy

We do these tire pressure checks and fills so that our customers can avoid accidents from having imbalanced or worn out tires.  In other words, your car, truck or SUV will maneuver much better making your ride much safer.  Additionally, they will make for a much smoother and comfortable ride.

So, it is fair to conclude that low tire pressure and tread is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check your tires every visit.  We need to make sure you are aware of the issues and potential safety concerns.  We understand that it costs a bit up front, but could be a life saver in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The tire pressure and tread should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a fully functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

Maintaining your Vehicle

To do this, you must TAKE CARE of your vehicle.  That means changing the oil regularly.  It also means changing your filters regularly.  And, it means changing your fluids, lubricants, coolants and greases.  These maintenance parts don’t remain the same.  They get dirty, dusty, polluted, corroded and worn as you drive your vehicle from day to day.  So, if you want to extend the life of your car, truck or SUV, then you must maintain it and take care of it.

So, drop by our lube shops and get your oil changed, your filters changed, your fluids checked or flushed, your belts replaced … and so on.  We’re standing by!

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