(207) 496-5843 470 Main St, Caribou, ME 04736

Car Care Tips

At Highway Tire Inc, we want you to get the best performance out of your tires and your vehicle. To achieve maximum car life and tire life, it's important to understand why and how your passenger tires wear; how to get the best gas mileage; and how to get dependable performance out of your vehicle. Use these helpful car care tips to improve gas mileage and reduce tire wear when driving in and around Caribou, ME and Presque Isle, ME . 

We know how important regular maintenance and tire service are for everyday traveling. When you need a Caribou, Maine tire shop, call (207) 496-5843. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding new tires or servicing your current set.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Highway Tire Inc

Highway Tire Inc is a pillar of the Caribou, ME community. Highway Tire Inc is a leader in offering name brand tires and wheels for customers located in and around the Caribou, Maine area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Highway Tire Inc employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Highway Tire Inc. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Take this opportunity to browse Highway Tire Inc website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (207) 496-5843
Fax: (207) 498-8880
Address: 470 Main St
Caribou, ME 04736

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