How to Extend the Life of Your Tires

February 17, 2014

Tips For Keeping The Tires in the Best Shape Possible

In order for the vehicle to operate as efficiently as possible, it needs a great set of tires. This can also help the safety and overall performance of the vehicle. It is also recommended that your vehicle have a tire rotation done for it based on a scheduled interval. This can help to prevent any excessive wear on specific areas of the tires. It is also important to keep the tires at the recommended air pressure. This can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. Regular inspections of the tires can also help to identify any damage, wear, or other issues. Catching an issue early on can help prevent a costly repair bill. It can also help to prevent the issue from turning into something much worse. A wheel alignment is also an important maintenance task for your vehicle. This should be done based on a recommended interval of the vehicle. Bring your vehicle in and we can help set up a schedule based on the vehicle and tires. Inspect the Tires on a Regular Basis Part of inspecting the tires includes checking the tread on each tire. This should be done regularly. The tread is important because it is what helps to grip and handle the road properly when you drive. If the tread is worn down, it can become unsafe to drive. It may also lead to an accident because there is a loss of control with the vehicle. If you notice the tread is low, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can so we can inspect it for you. We can also help to advise you on the choices you have so the vehicle can get back to working efficiently again. While inspecting the tread, also make sure to check the condition of the tries themselves. Any damage or excessive wear should be noticed as soon as possible. This is a hazard because it could lead to a blowout or other serious safety issue. Have a Wheel Alignment done when recommended Having a wheel alignment done can help to extend the life and safety of the tires of your vehicle. This maintenance can do more than just line up the wheels of the vehicle. It can also help line up other components of the vehicle to ensure proper operation and performance. If a wheel alignment is ignored, it could lead to excessive wear on parts and components. It can also cause the tires to wear out long before they should. Rotate the Tires based on a Schedule Another important maintenance to have done on the tires is to have them rotated on a regular basis. This can help for safe and secure performance for your vehicle. It can also help the handling of it as well. If the wheels are not properly rotated, some spots may start be worn quicker. Make sure to bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. We can also help to set up a schedule to have them rotated.
January 6, 2014

How to Help Keep the Tires Lasting as long as Possible

When purchasing tires, you will want to make sure they last as long as possible. This can also help improve the safety of your vehicle. Always make sure to have them properly maintained. This can help to improve the efficiency of your vehicle and mileage as well. Always make sure the tires have the proper amount of air pressure in them. This is so the vehicle can perform at top efficiency. The proper air pressure amount can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. Also make sure the wheels are aligned according to the recommended schedule. If the tires are out of alignment, it could increase rubbing and friction during operation. The tires should be balanced properly in order to prevent any vibrations or bouncing when driving. Unnecessary vibrations with the tires can lead to them needing to be replaced sooner than they should. Also, rotating the tires on a regular basis can help even out the wear and tear of the tires. It can also help to reduce the chance of bald spots occurring on the tires. This way, the tires can last as long as they should. Proper Air Pressure should be maintained Having the air pressure checked on a regular basis can help to ensure the tires are able to rotate efficiently. If the air pressure is too low, it could cause the tires to blow out. If the tires have too much air pressure, then they are prone to picking up sharp objects that might be in the road. In the winter, it is important to check the air pressure more frequently than you would in the summer. Make sure to have the Wheels Aligned Having the wheels aligned can make a difference in the life span of the tires and other components of the vehicle. If they are unaligned, there could be excessive rubbing, wear, and frictions that can cause damage to the tires. It can also shorten the lifespan of the tires as well. Make sure to have the wheels aligned based on the recommended schedule. If you are ever unsure, bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. Balancing the Tires can help prevent poor handling When the wheels are not properly balanced, it can affect how the vehicle handles and rides. Poor handling can result from an imbalance between sets of tires. A professional should always balance the tires, that way we can make sure they are also properly aligned. We can also check the condition of the tires, as well as the tread. If we locate an issue, we can help to advise you on the options you have to fix it. The Tires should be rotated regularly Rotating the tires is an important maintenance task. This is something you should do based on the regular recommended schedule. You can have the tires rotated when a wheel alignment is done also. When the tires and components are rotated on a regular schedule, they experience more even wear patters. This can help the tires to stay in the best condition possible, as long as they should.