Tips for Tire Maintenance

Tips for Tire Maintenance

Your vehicle’s tires are the what separates the rest of your vehicle from the road, and affect nearly every aspect of how you can control your vehicle. Because of this, it is essential to take good care of your tires and conduct the proper maintenance to make sure that they are keeping your driving safe and efficient. Failing to take care of your tires and conduct the essential upkeep will not only reduce your vehicle’s performance, but could be incredibly unsafe and increase the likelihood of an accident. Here are some tips to remember, when it comes to maintenance for your tires…

Get routine tire rotations

Tire rotations are an essential part of tire maintenance. When you get a tire rotation, the maintenance specialist will rotate each tire to ensure that they are each using aligned to the same point. This makes sure that all of your tires are wearing, evenly. This helps prevent uneven driving, and reduces the risk of a blown tire. Ideally, you should get a tire rotation around every 6,000 miles, if not sooner.

Check tire pressure, regularly

Every set of tires has an optimal PSI that it should be operating at. To figure out what this PSI is, just look on the side of the tires that is facing outwards from the vehicle for the tire information. Before you take any long driving trips, always make sure that you check the tire pressure, in order to ensure that your tires are at an optimal level. Not only does this improve the health of your tires, but it also can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage.

Keep track of tire tread

The reason that your tires are able to drive on the road, turn when you want them to, and stop when you put on the brakes is because of their tread. When the tread of a tires wears away, it reduces the friction that makes it so you can control what your vehicle does. This becomes even more dangerous when you are driving in any sort of wet weather. Because of this, always keep track of your tire’s tread, especially on your back tires, and take your car to get new tires when the tread has worn away so that there is less than half an inch of tread.

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