Buying new tires is a big investment, but they’re worth it. You’ll have a safer and smoother ride and even improve your gas mileage! If you are looking for ways to extend your vehicle’s tire life, here are 4 simple tips to practice.
1) Maintain Correct Tire Pressure – Tire pressure affects gas mileage, ride quality and tread life. We recommend checking your tire pressure monthly, and especially before a road trip or when you’ll be carrying a heavy load.
Helpful tip: Always check your tire pressure when the tires are cold, not right after they’ve been driven.
2) Rotate Your Tires Regularly – Routine tire rotations can elongate the lifespan of your tire’s tread. Your vehicle manufacturer may have a recommended time, but most vehicles should have their tires rotated every 5,000 – 7,000 miles. Not only will it help with even tread wear, but it will help your tires’ performance.
3) Maintain Proper Alignment – Your wheels should be square with the road and parallel with each other. Improper alignment can lead to premature or uneven tread wear. This means you’ll be replacing your tires before they should need to be replaced. Click here to learn how often you need a wheel alignment
4) Keep Your Tires Balanced – When your tires are out of balance, they can wobble or shake, causing your car to vibrate. Unbalanced tires will also wear unevenly, decreasing your tire life.
Keeping your vehicle’s tires in good condition is an essential aspect of car maintenance. If you are due for a tire rotation, wheel alignment or tire balancing, we would love to assist you. Click here to schedule an appointment.