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Are Six Year Old Tires Safe?

Are Six Year Old Tires Safe?

Tread Depth was the standard for Tire Life. When the Tire Tread was Low then you needed New Tires. Today, Tires are mostly made of Rubber. Rubber starts to Degrade as soon as the Tire is Manufactured. At about 5 years the Rubber in the Tire Degrades at a faster Rate. Even if  you Store the Tire in a Temperature controlled Room, the Tire is Degrading. Make sure you check the Age of brand new Tires. Heat, Cold, Sun and Ice can increase the Degrading Process. Most Car and Tire Manufacturers recommend replacing Tires every 6 Years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that an average of 90 people are killed and 3,200 are injured in the US every year in Crashes involving Old Tires. In 2013, Paul Walker was killed while Driving a Porsche Carrera GT with 9-year-old Tires.  These 9 year Old Tires  compromised their Drivability and Handling characteristics. Stamps Auto Tire Pros recommends maintaining the proper air pressure in your tires. We can also check ... read more

Why is my car's AC not that cold?

Why is my car's AC not that cold?

  Sometimes the Air coming out of the passenger's side is Cooler than the Air coming from the Vents on the driver's side. Most of the time the cause of this is the Car's Air Conditioning System is low on Freon. The Air Conditioning System in your Car is a Sealed System. The AC System will only be low on Freon if something is damaged or something comes loose. The only way to detect a Leak is with an Electronic Leak detector as Freon is colorless and odorless. The other way is to inspect the System components for Oil Residue. Some AC Systems will have a Ultra Violet Dye in the system and the Leak can be detected by a UV light. To determine if you are low on Freon you will need to come into one of the Stamps Auto Tire Pros. A Technician will Evacuate your Air Conditioning System. The will then Weigh the Freon Taken out to see if you are low. They will check to see if they can find any Leaks. If the AC System is low and a Leak is not found. The Certified and Trained Techni ... read more

How do I know when I need New Tires?

How do I know when I need New Tires?

Two big deciding factors in determining when you need to replace your Tires is Tread Depth and Tire's Age. Tires that are 6 year old or older are past their Service Life. The Rubber can come apart or the Tire may Blow out. To check the age of your tire, find the DOT number on the side of the tire and find the last 4 digits of the Number. The first two represent the week the tire was built. The last two digits represent the year the Tire was Manufactured. So for example a (DOT AF WD9E 0517) this tire would have been manufactured in the 5 week of 2017. Even though the Tread Depth is above 3/32 a tire may need to be replaced just because of Age. The other Factor is Tread Depth. Every tire has a wear bar that designates 3/32. If the Tread is getting close to the Wear Bar it is time to be looking for New Tires. If you are having problems finding the wear bar you can use a Penny to check your Tread Depth. Put a penny in the Tread with Lincoln's dead down into the Tread. If you can se ... read more

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Why is my Car Air Conditioner not Blowing Cold Air?

Why is my Car Air Conditioner not Blowing Cold Air?

    When Temperatures climb to over 100 degrees, your Car's AC System works overtime. With your Car's AC system working to overcome that Arizona blazing Heat. You may experience less than Cold Air coming from your Vehicle's Vents. This sometimes is very simple to correct and sometimes it is very Expensive to Repair. Reduced Performance in the AC System may be from normal Wear and Tear. Or it can come from Damaged or Malfunctioning Parts. A Leak can develop from a Hose or a Component and cause your Freon to be Low. Running your AC System on a Low Charge will Damage the Compressor. It is important to have your AC System routinely checked for Performance. Having your AC System Checked will save you Money in the long run. When the Compressor runs with low Refrigerant it lacks Lubrication. The Lack of lubrication will Create Catastrophic damage to your AC System. The Reduced Performance can come from part of your Vents or Blower Motor. Some include a broken Blend Doo ... read more

Why is my Car AC Blowing Hot Air?

 Why is my Car AC Blowing Hot Air?

    Summer is here. During your daily commute you rely on your AC System to keep you Cool. Nothing is worse than sitting in Rush Hour Traffic with no Climate Control. The most common cause of your AC blowing Hot Air is that your AC System is Low on Refrigerant. Leaks develop due to the nature of the conditions that your Vehicle experiences. Vibration from Road Condition and Climate Conditions. Some AC Systems come with a UV Dye in the oil. If your AC System does not have Dye in it. The best way to find the leak is to have a Trained and Certified AC Professional add Dye to your AC System. Sometimes you can see the Oil Residue where the Leak is coming from. Other times an Electronic Leak Detector will find the Leak. Continuing to Run your AC System Low causes Damage to the Compressor and other AC Components.  This Damage may be bad enough that you will have to Replace your entire AC System. Other causes for your AC System to Blow Hot Air is a Restricted AC Condenser. If t ... read more