The Importance of Tire Maintenance

Proper tire maintenance is crucial to the vehicle’s safety and durability when you travel. Inspecting and maintaining the tires on a regular basis can also help to extend the life of the tires as well. There are a few basic steps involved in maintaining the tires. There are also some important precautions that you can follow to help improve the life of the tires, as well as your own safety. Tires can last depending on how the vehicle is driven, where it is driven, and how much maintenance is performed for the vehicle and tires. If the tires have been worn down so they are no longer efficient, they should be replaced as soon as possible. Always make sure to bring your vehicle in for the recommended maintenances it needs. We can also inspect the tires to ensure they are in a good and efficient condition. Checking the air pressure, how they are wearing, and the alignment are important so the tires can be as effective as possible.

 

The right type of tire is important

 

The most important thing to do in tire maintenance is to select the correct type of tire for your vehicle. Always use the type of tire that is recommended for the vehicle. This information can usually be found and is listed in the vehicle owner’s manual, as well as inside the door of the vehicle. If you are unsure of what type of tire is the best for your vehicle, we can help advise and recommend the correct kind. Once the tires are installed on your vehicle, make sure to keep them lasting as long as possible by checking the inflation and condition of them on a regular basis. It is also recommended to rotate the tires so they can wear evenly with time and miles.

 

Inspect the air pressure regularly

 

The tire pressure is also very important in keeping the tires in good condition. It is recommended to check the inflation of the tires every time you fill up with fuel. This is also beneficial because most gas stations provide compressed air for inflation. All vehicles have a recommended inflation level listed inside the door, so you can be assured they are filled properly.

 

Have the tires aligned as well

 

While inspecting the tires, make sure they are properly aligned as well. The alignment should be checked on a regular basis, or after you hit an object. A vehicle that is out of alignment will cause uneven wear to the tires, and over time, it may lead to damage. The wheels may also need to be balanced, especially if you notice shuddering at high rates of speed. Also check the shock absorbers and struts, as they can affect the tire wear over time. Be cautious of the roads you travel on. Holes with frequent potholes can cause the vehicle’s alignment to slip and could cause damage to the tires. If you need to drive on these roads frequently, check the alignment often. This can help preserve the condition and life of your tires.

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