Along checking the vehicle after winter is important, so is an inspection of the tires. During the winter the tires will have wear and tear done to them. You should always be aware of any issues your vehicle has. This way you can help prevent the problems from becoming worse in the long run. Be aware if the vehicle is pulling one direction or another. This can be a sign that the air pressure is low or the tires are not aligned properly. Even if you notice just a slight change in your vehicle, always make sure to schedule an appointment with us.
Checking the Air in Each Tire
Checking the tires should include the air pressure for them. You will want to make sure that they are not over inflated or under inflated. During the cold winter temperatures, you will notice that the tires start to lose air pressure in them. When you check the air, you will want to ensure that the vehicle has sat for awhile. If you check them right after driving, it can give you a false reading. Also take the time to do a visual inspection if they have any cracks or puncture marks on them. If there is any damage you notice, you will want to have it properly inspected. This way you can help prevent even more problems in the long run.
Having the tires rotated is also important to help the longevity of them. If they are not rotated on a regular basis, you may start to notice they wear in a specific pattern. Sometimes this will mean that the tires are not wearing evenly around the entire tire. This will result in the tread wearing unevenly as well. Overall, this will result in needing a new set of tires. If you are not sure how the tread is wearing, always make sure to schedule an appointment with us.