Merrimack Tire Faq

Lewis' Towing & Auto Repair is proud to offer a full range of tire services to vehicle owners located in the greater Merrimack area.


At Lewis' Towing & Auto Repair, we are frequently asked many questions when it comes to tires, from tire pressure to what types of tires are right for your vehicle. In this section, we answer a few questions that we are most frequently asked as a reference point for you. If you have a question that isn`t answered here, please feel free to contact us. We`ll do our best to inform you in any way that we can!


Q. Is tire pressure really that important? I mean, if my pressure is a few pounds high or low, what does it really matter?

A. Tire pressure is extremely important to the performance and the SAFETY of your vehicle. You should check your tire pressure frequently, at least monthly. If your pressure is too high or too low, at best, you`re killing your gas mileage and adding to the wear and tear of your tire`s tread. At worst case scenario, improper tire pressure can cause complete tire failure. It`s easy to ignore tire pressure, to just hop in the car and go, but it can have serious repercussions on your wallet and the safety of passengers and those on the roads around you.


Q. I have a flat tire, can I repair it or do I have to completely replace my tire?

A. That all depends on the amount of damage done to the tire and the condition of the tire. If the sidewall is blown or damaged or the seal is broken, then no, the tire is shot, but if there is a simple puncture that can be sealed, then yes, the tire can likely be repaired.


Q. I`ve heard that the tires on my vehicle actually affect my gas mileage, is this true?

A. Absolutely, your tires affect your gas mileage in many ways. Two things to keep in mind are to make sure that you have the proper tires for your vehicle, and that you have proper tire pressure, according to the manufacturers suggested tire pressure, which is listed right on the tire itself. By having tires that fit your car and keeping them properly inflated, you can ensure maximum gas mileage if the rest of the vehicle is in perfect working order.


Lewis' Towing & Auto Repair

Lewis' Towing & Auto Repair is a Merrimack auto garage that was founded with one goal in mind: to provide courteous, professional and unparallelled customer service and workmanship to residents of the Merrimack area...