Tires require the most attention of all parts of your car
 If kept properly inflated and rotated on schedule you will get the most full-life of the tires
Get the Best Prices on Tires at Lakewood Ford Serving the Mountain States and Denver Metro Area!

  • Check the pressure in your tires at least once a month
  • Find the recommended tire pressure in your Owner's Manual or on the tire pressure placard inside the drivers door,door pillar, or glovebox
  • Tires lose about one pound per square inch (PSI) every 30 days, and an additional 1 PSI for every 10 degree drop in temperature
  • Measure the tire pressure when the tires are cold (car parked for at least one hour in the shade, or early morning
  • Pump or deflate to the proper pressure
  • Maximum pressure imprinted on the tires is NOT the proper pressure
  • Under-inflated tires wear our faster, create excessive heat, lessen fuel economy, and make your car hard to handle
  • Over-inflated tires can "blow-out" more easily, wear faster, and make car unstable and hard to handle
When is it time to get new tires?
  • More than 6 years old: tires degrade over time depending on many factors (weather, storage conditions, conditions of use,etc)
  • Tread has worn down to less than 3/32"
  • Bulges, blisters, or bubbles
  • Cracking in the tread grooves
  • Punctures, cuts, separation in tire tread, or sidewall
  • Sudden loss of tire pressure
  • Poor handling on slippery surfaces
  • Pulling to one side while driving
  • Sudden vibration while driving
  • Tires that have been driven when flat
What is tread wear?
Closely examine your tires to determine if the tire is wearing properly or if replacement should be considered.
  • Excessive wear on the inner or outer edge of the tire suggests something may be wrong with the wheel alignment.
  • Center of the tire is quicker to wear than the edges, then the tire is likely over-inflated.
  • Outer edges of the tire wears faster than the center, the tire is likely under-inflated.
  • Diagonal scalloping on the tire, known as cupping wear, suggests the suspension may be worn, bent or somehow compromised.
  • Patchy wear implies the tire is out of balance.

If you are unsure about what are you are looking at, stop by the service center at Lakewood Ford and we will check your tires at no cost to you.
poor tire tread example

How to fill your tires:
  1. Tires must be cold
  2. Remove valve cap
  3. Place tire pressure gauge on valve stem firmly
  4. Measure twice more for accuracy
  5. If Low Pressure: with high-pressure air hose only fill for 5 seconds and stop
  6. Recheck pressure: if overinflated release air by pressing in valve on valve stem
  7. Once properly inflated: replace valve cap
  8. Repeat for all tires including the spare tire
Tire gauges are inexpensive and every car's glove box should contain one.
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  • Sunday Closed
Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood serves Denver Metro Area, including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Golden, Westminster, Thornton, and Loveland.

   Denver Auto Repair Center at Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood
      Payment Types Accepted: Cash, Check, All Major Credit Cards
       11595 West 6th Avenue
     Lakewood 80215
   Repair Shop Phone: 888-873-2208