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Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Mostly felt through the brake pedal, a brake vibration comes when you try to hit the brake. These are also felt on the steering wheel, but only when the condition worsens. Mainly termed as the brake shudder, it is brought about by the difficulties within the disc. If there is a delay in handling the situation, it could be dangerous. Causes of vibration when braking a car The brake shudder is due to malfunctioning calipers, damaged rotors, or new brake pads installed improper. The source of the vibrations usually determines whether the front and rear brakes are responsible. The front brakes bring the steering wheel vibration, whereas the rear brakes cause the brake pedal vibration. Brake rotors, as one of the causes of the shudder, get warped over time from friction. The exterior rotors wear out unevenly. Brake pads provide complete contact for smooth braking. The brake pads are in contact with the rotors in specific areas causing a vibration, especially braking at highway speed when ... read more

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Are your car tires wearing down prematurely? While it is obvious that your car tires will wear down with use, it will help to know what can cause them to wear out too quickly. Your safety is at risk if your tires don't have a good grip on the road. That's why you should periodically check them to determine their condition. Here are some of the things that may cause your vehicle tires to wear down prematurely: Improper Wheel Alignment Incorrect wheel alignment is one of the key causes of premature wear. Wheel alignment involves mechanical adjustment of car wheels to ensure they are parallel to each other. Wheel alignment must be part of your car maintenance routine to ensure they last longer. Improper Inflation Improper air pressure is one of the leading causes of premature tire wear. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can affect your car tires negatively. If the wear is showing on the outside edges of the tread, it's a sign of under-inflation. On the other hand, o ... read more

How to Select Proper Tires Based on Driving Application

How to Select Proper Tires Based on Driving Application

For all trucks and their owners, tires are a major investment that requires a lot of consideration. Not all truck tires are the same – they vary in size, style, tread pattern, price, brand, etc. Knowing how to make the appropriate choice can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars on your vehicle, whereas buying the wrong ones can cost you double.   At GTT Commercial Tires, we have a wide range of commercial truck tires to meet your driving needs and business demands. With so many options in commercial truck tires to choose from, how do you know which is right for you? Here are some things to consider:  On-the-road needs Routes Weather conditions Load sizes  And other driving conditions The tire expert at GTT Commercial Tires is always here to help you choose the right tires to suit your needs.   Commercial tires are intended to operate with specific applications in mind. There are various tread designs, rubber compounds, and tire construction for l ... read more

The Advantages of Financing Tires During These Financial Conditions

The Advantages of Financing Tires During These Financial Conditions

Every driver dreads when it comes to having to replace their truck’s tires. This is because tires can be quite expensive and can cost up to several hundred dollars each for the tires alone. Not to mention, some shops have labor costs and disposal fees. Fortunately, GTT Commercial Tires is the best choice when it comes to fair-priced commercial tires and services in the Richmond, Portsmouth, and Petersburg, VA areas. We are proud to offer financing options so that you don’t have to break the bank and pay upfront costs.    In this day and age with high inflation, tires can rack up costs. And commercial truck tires are already slightly more expensive than your regular car or SUV tires due to their larger size and capacity. At GTT Commercial Tires, we don’t want you to put your job on hold. Here are some of the financing options we have available: Up to 100 Days, Same as Cash (0% interest if paid within 100 days) No Credit Financing Option Flexible Payment ... read more

Accessories

Accessories

Here at GTT Commercial Tires, we sell various accessories for commercial trucks to go with our tire and rim offerings. Our accessories include: Valve Stems - available in different sizes and aluminum and steel Balancing Beads These accessories will help to prolong the life of your truck’s tires and make sure that you receive optimal performance. They also protect against rapid wear and tear so that your tires stay operational for longer. What is a valve stem? A valve stem is the small tube that allows you to inflate or deflate your tires. However, commercially used valve stems for larger vehicles are more robust than your standard valve stem. A commercial valve stem is a high-pressure valve that can handle the maximum psi of commercial truck tires. What are balancing beads? Balancing beads help keep your truck’s tires balanced automatically and are extremely easy to install. They can provide increased tire life, better fuel efficiency, and reduce vibrations by reduci ... read more

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