When you inspect the tires on a regular basis, also make sure to check the spare tire. This is important because you will have to rely on the spare tire so you can reach a location to have the other tire repaired or replaced. Most people forget about the spare tire until it is needed. This can cause unnecessary time, money, and stress if the spare tire cannot be driven on. A professional should also inspect the tires, including the spare tire. Bring the vehicle in and we can check the tires for you. If there are any issues, we can alert you to them before a much larger issue starts to form. This can help you to be prepared for any situation that might come up when you are driving.
Be sure to Inspect the Spare Tire
Besides checking the tires on a regular basis, also remember to inspect the spare tire. The spare tire is important, but also easily forgotten about. The spare tire will need to be used incase the other tire becomes damaged or flat. It is also important to remember how to drive on a spare tire. Since the spare tire is typically smaller in size, you will have to adjust your driving habits. You should only drive fifty miles per hour when the spare tire is on. This is because the tire is smaller, and cannot rotate as fast as a regular tire can. Also try not to drive more than fifty miles. The spare tire is designed as a temporary solution, so it is important to have the regular tire repaired and replaced as soon as you can. The spare tire should be inspected so it has the proper amount of air pressure. Also check the tread on the tire. The last thing you want to have happen is to get the spare tire, only to discover it cannot be driven on. Since the spare tire is not commonly used, make sure that it is free from any damage like dry rot. If you are unsure of the condition of the spare tire, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can and we can inspect it for you.
Notice any air leaking from the tires
One way to help keep the tires in good working condition is to notice if there is air leaking from them. If there is any damage or puncture marks on the tire, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. If there is a crack, it may not be leaking air now, but eventually it will be. This increases the chance that you will have a flat tire when you least expect it.
Check the Tread
The tread is an important part of the tires. Having proper tread can help grip the surface of the road when you drive. To test the tread amount, all you need to have is a penny. Place the penny upside down in the groove of the tire. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then new tires will probably be needed. Make sure to bring your vehicle in, and we can inspect the tires for you.