Keeping the tires in the best condition possible is important. This is because they are the only part that will make direct contact with the surface of the road when you drive. If there is an issue with the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect them for you.
Make sure to check the tires for the correct air pressure. The tires should also be rotated, aligned, and balanced on a regular schedule. Having the tires properly maintained can help extend the life of the tires, so you will not have to buy a new set as often.
Simple things like checking your tires’ pressure to make sure that they are properly inflated can make a real difference in how long your tires last. Under or over-inflated tires do not wear evenly and will not last as long. For example, a tire that is consistently 20% under- inflated can last 20% less. That means a tire that should normally last 60,000 miles would be worn out by 48,000 miles. Also, since the front and rear axles and right and left sides of your car wear down your tires differently, rotating your tires regularly between the different positions will ensure they wear evenly and last longer.
Inspecting the tires can also help you save money on fuel. Under inflated tires can be one of the biggest causes of using extra fuel. This is because your vehicle will need more fuel in order to rotate the tires properly. Under inflated tires also have a higher rolling resistance, which means it takes more effort from the engine to move your vehicle.
Tires that are properly inflated can also increase your safety. Your tires are the only point of contact that your vehicle has with the road, and they need to be in good working condition at all times to ensure your safety. You may not always notice if one of your tires has been damaged. Inspect your tires regularly for wear and any damage to avoid any sudden problems. Also, have us inspect your tires every year. Driving with incorrect tire pressures can affect a vehicle’s handling and braking, particularly in wet conditions, and can seriously compromise your safety. Driving on severely under-inflated tires can cause heat build-up and eventually a premature failure. Check your tire pressure monthly and before every long trip. At greater speeds, tires have greater a chance of being damaged by road hazards or heat build-up. High speeds can also contribute to a rapid air loss or even a sudden tire explosion, which can cause the loss of control of the vehicle. If you see any damage to a tire or wheel, replace it with your spare tire and have your tire inspected by us. This can help to have your vehicle safe and reliable again.