One part of the vehicle that is most easily forgotten about is the spare tire. It is also one of the most important parts. This is because if a tire goes out or becomes flat, you will have to drive on the spare tire until the other tire is fixed or replaced. It is recommended to inspect the spare tire like you would the regular tires. It is easiest to inspect the spare tire along with the other tires. This can help you to notice if there is an issue with any of the tires. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect all the tires for you. By having this done, you will be able to notice if one of the tires has an issue. Since they are the only connection point you have between the vehicle and the surface of the road, it is important to keep the tires in an ideal condition.
Check the Air Pressure on a regular basis
One of the most important things to check on the tires is the air pressure. The air pressure is important because this allows the tires to rotate efficiently and correctly. Under inflated tires can lead to poor fuel mileage when you travel. This is because the vehicle will have to use more power and energy to correct the tires because they will not rotate efficiently. Under inflated tires will also be more prone for blowing out. If the tires are over inflated, the chance to pick up sharp objects or debris in the road will increase. The over inflated tires will also have less contact with the surface of the road. It can increase the chance for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. If you are not sure what the correct air pressure should be, consult the vehicle owner’s manual. This will list what air pressure the tires should have so the vehicle can operate at top performance. Also make sure to check the spare tire for the correct amount of air pressure.
The tread should be in ideal condition
When checking the air pressure, also make sure to check the tread on the tires. It should be wearing evenly around the whole tire, with all of the tires. If you notice uneven wearing or flat spots, it is an indication that a more severe problem could be starting to form. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tread. The spare tire will also have to have a good amount of tread. This can help to grip the surface of the road when you travel. You will have to rely on the spare tire to get you to the destination so the other tire is fixed.
Check the overall condition of the tire
The overall condition of the spare tire will also need to be inspected. The sidewalls should be free from any dry rot or puncture marks. If there is a small puncture like nail or rock, it could eventually cause air to leak out of the tire. The spare tire should be in the best condition possible to help ensure the tire will be there when you need it.