Bob Bakers Subaru Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions About Tires

Here at Bob Baker Subaru, we know that there's nothing more important to your Subaru's performance than the quality and condition of your tires. You've clearly chosen a new Subaru for its all-weather capability, but your car won't perform to its maximum capability without the proper tires.

If you're driving on worn, flat or damaged tires, that's not only going to diminish your Subaru's capability but also create a serious safety risk when you're behind the wheel. Tires might often be overlooked, but we can't overestimate their importance when it comes to safety and performance.

Fortunately, our Tire Center in Carlsbad is staffed by expert technicians that will repair, rotate or replace your set of tires as necessary. We're also stocked with sets of new tires from many of the most trusted brands like Good Year, Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli and beyond!

We certainly realize that it's hard to determine when to repair or replace your vehicle's tires. That's why we've answered a number of Frequently Asked Questions below.

When Should I Replace My Set of Tires?

It truly depends on the wear and tear that your tires have experienced over the years. To answer this question, you'll need to take a look at the tread wear indicators that are located at the base of the main grooves. If you see a narrow strip of smooth rubber across the tread, then the maximum point of wear has been reached and it's time to replace your tires. Any tire below 2/32nds of tread depth needs to be replace immediately!

Of course, you can also bring your vehicle into our Tire Center where our technicians can quickly determine whether your tires need to be replaced free of charge.

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires

Tire rotation is important as each tire carries a different amount of weight, which makes them wear at different rates. By rotating the tires, you ensure that they wear at an even rate. Our rule of thumb is that your vehicle's tires should be rotated every 5,000-8,000 miles, but you should consult your owner's manual for the exact number.

Now, we can certainly perform at tire rotation right here at Bob Baker Subaru. Just schedule an appointment online and we'll take care of the rest!

How Far Can I Drive with a Flat Tire?

The short answer: Not very far! You shouldn't risk driving on a flat tire as it can severely damage your vehicle while posing a significant safety risk.  It also depends on the severity of the flat tire and loss of air pressure, but we don't recommend driving on a flat in any condition.

If you experience a flat tire, you should pull over immediately and replace it with a spare tire. This way you'll be able to drive comfortably without the risk of further damage. Then, simply bring your flat tire down to our dealership where we can determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced!

How Much Air Pressure Should Be in My Tires?

The answer to this question depends on your specific make and model. Fortunately, the correct air pressure can be found on the tire placard that's located on the edge of the driver-side door in most Subaru models.

The correct air pressure allows your tires to wear longer, conserve fuel, improve handling and even prevent accidents. Your tires can lose up to two pounds of air pressure per month and more in warmer weather. That means you'll want to monitor your tires' air pressure to ensure proper inflation. You can do this at any gas station or by coming down to our Tire Center!

Don't settle for driving on badly worn or damaged tires as it puts your safety at risk while diminishing performance and fuel efficiency! Instead, bring your car down to the auto experts at Bob Baker Subaru where we'll perform simple maintenance procedures or fit your car with a brand new set of tires!

Bob Baker Subaru

5500 Paseo Del Norte
Directions Carlsbad, CA 92008

  • Service: (877) 814-6029
  • Parts: 7608045034

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