Subaru Tire Care Service FAQ Information Serving San Diego, CA

Tire Care FAQ & Answers from Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego, CA

How much tire tread is enough - Service faq information

Tires are obviously an essential part of any vehicle. You quite literally can't drive without them. They also take on some of the most stress of any part of your Subaru, which means they need extra care to last longer and serve you better. We get a lot of questions about how to best care for and extend the life of tires here at Kearny Mesa Subaru, so we've created this page to answer some of the most common.

How Do I Extend the Life of My Tires?

Tire pressure service faq information

In a few words, tire rotations, proper inflation, and alignment. There's a reason every new car is required to come with a tire pressure monitor. When the tires on your vehicle aren't properly inflated, they will wear unevenly and become dangerous to drive on. Having your tire pressure checked frequently and listening to the tire pressure warning on your vehicle will ensure your tires are properly inflated and wearing down somewhat evenly, but this is also where tire rotations come in. Nearly every Subaru vehicle comes standard with symmetrical all wheel drive, meaning power is constantly sent to all four wheels to give you a smoother, more controlled drive. However, this means there are certain stresses being put on certain tires, and some take a heavier beating than others. When you rotate your tires, you are relieving the tires that have been working in the more demanding position and replacing them with a tire that's fresher, thus helping each tire last longer. Keeping your tires in proper alignment also extends their life by making sure the tread is wearing evenly. Having your alignment checked regularly, especially if you feel your Subaru pulling to one side, makes sure they wear properly and extend their life.

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How Do I Know When My Tires Need to Be Changed?

If you're having your tires inspected every time you take your Subaru in for a service, a certified Subaru technician should be able to tell you when it's time to change them. But always keep an eye on your tires because there are a few tests you can run at home. When tires look somewhat worn, the penny test is usually a solid indicator of when they need to be changed. Insert a penny into a groove in your tire with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of his head, it's definitely time to make an appointment to get new tires. Check out our tire pricing FAQ page for tire pricing information!

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Experience Excellence in Service at Kearny Mesa Subaru in San Diego, CA

Kearny Mesa Subaru is committed to giving you the best Subaru ownership experience possible, and we know that goes beyond just selling you one of the most revered vehicles in the world. Whether you purchased your Subaru through us or not, our service center is always available to you. Confidence comes from knowing we only perform services using genuine Subaru parts, all our service technicians are Subaru certified, and we use the most advanced technology available. We even offer informational pages about many of our common services and FAQ pages to give you the answers you need. Give us a call at (866) 990-8962 with questions or to schedule an appointment, then come see us at 4797 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111. Be sure to check out our frequently updated service specials before you stop by! We can't wait to serve you better at Kearny Mesa Subaru conveniently serving National City and El Cajon, CA.

Kearny Mesa Subaru

4797 Convoy St
Directions San Diego, CA 92111

  • Sales: 855-310-9575
  • Service: 855-310-9576
  • Parts: 855-221-0962


  • Monday 09:00am - 09:00pm
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  • Sunday 10:00am - 07:00pm
  1. Kearny Mesa Subaru

    4797 Convoy St
    San Diego, CA 92111

    • Sales: (877) 440-7603
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