The tires are one of the most important features of your car. If you have ever had to buy new tires, know how expensive they can be. Although they were built for a limited time, you can take steps to extend the life of your tires and keep them in good condition for as long as possible. Tire maintenance not only improves fuel consumption and saves money on spare tires, but can also help prevent dangerous conditions and tire failures. If you find that your tires are empty, have inflated tires or if the tread pattern shows uneven wear, have a specialist check them immediately.
Keep them well inflated.
One of the most common ways to keep a tire in good condition is to maintain the correct air pressure. Turn this activity into a routine and do it regularly. And this is also very important if you want to make long car trips. In the summer months, check the tire pressure when the tires are cold so that the indoor air expands when the tires are hot so you can get a different reading. If you inflate the tires to the recommended PSI value, the tires will remain in better condition and uneven tread wear will be avoided. Check the sidewall of the tire or the manufacturer’s label on the door to obtain the required PSI. The vehicle manual also contains instructions on recommended tire sizes and air pressure. Do not decide if a tire is properly inflated when looking at it. Also, do not rely on air pumps for accurate pressure readings. Then, if you feel uncomfortable pumping the air at the correct pressure, take the vehicle to a service station. Fill the tires to the correct limit. Some service stations offer this service for free. Others charge a small amount.
If the tires are inflated below, inflate them to the level shown on the vehicle license plate, which is usually located at the edge of the driver’s door. Check your blood pressure regularly, especially in cold climates. If the tires are inflated, fuel consumption may decrease, but unsafe driving conditions may also occur. The more you drive with slightly inflated tires, the weaker they become. Your tires may no longer be ready to roll. Save money and extend the life of your tires by doing this simple maintenance.
When should you check your tires?
Regular maintenance of car tires saves money, improves vehicle handling and increases safety. The tires must be changed every two oil changes. In other words, the tires must move to a different position in the car. This ensures that the tires wear evenly and achieve maximum life. It is recommended that you get used to checking them every month. It only takes five minutes. Remember to also check the spare part! We also recommend checking the tires before a long trip. It is important to maintain the correct pressure. Refer to the operating instructions to make sure you know the correct tire pressure. When checking the pressure, make sure the tires are cold. The pressure increases as the tires get hot while driving. This will result in false advertising. Do not overload the tire.
Keep the wheels well aligned.
Uneven tire wear can be caused by misalignment of the front or rear wheels. It could also be due to the poor balance of the tires. Visually inspect your tires every month. In case of uneven tire wear, take the vehicle to the tire dealer for expert advice. If you notice extremely rapid profile wear, this may also be due to misalignment. Misalignment during driving can cause the vehicle to pull or vibrate. If you notice uneven wheel wear, you should also spin the wheels. Contact your tire dealer if you have any questions about tire misalignment, balance and rotation. If you end up with a blowout Leahy’s Towing is here to help. Keep our contact nearby for when you need it.