Save Time and Money By Performing Regular Tire Maintenance

September 20th, 2017 by

Maintaining the four pieces of rubber known as tires you rely on every day can help avoid tire repairs, blowouts, accidents, and more. Proper tire maintenance can also help keep you safe on the road, prevent accidents, save money, and save time. Many drivers overlook preventative maintenance for tires between the times they purchase new tires.

The amount of time tires last is typically based on:

  • How a vehicle is driven
  • Where a vehicle is driven
  • How much maintenance tires receive

There are many ways you can quickly check the condition of your tires to help them last longer. Spending a little time keeping up with tire maintenance has many benefits and can help tires last longer. Did you know that maintaining tires regularly could help improve your MPG? Tires can contribute to the MPG of the car, performance, safety, and the overall health of the vehicle.

Maintaining Tire Pressure

Driving on improperly inflated tires commonly causes tire damage. Checking your tire pressure once a month is recommended. If you live in a colder climate you should consider checking your tire pressure more frequently. You can purchase a relatively inexpensive air pressure gauge to check your tire pressure. Gas stations may even have one you can borrow in the event of an emergency.

Most vehicles have different recommended air pressure levels. You can usually locate the air pressure recommendation in the owner’s manual or driver’s doorjamb. To get the most accurate tire pressure reading you should check air pressure levels after the vehicle has sat for some time. Maintaining tire pressure can help improve your MPG and help avoid abnormal tire wear. Take advantage of your vehicles handling capability and enjoy a more comfortable ride with proper tire pressure.

Maintaining Tread Quality

Maintaining quality tread on tires can help you stay safe on the road. When tread becomes low or uneven you will most likely need new tires. Keep in mind that each tire’s tread can wear at its own pace. Vehicles can also have some tires that are newer than others making the tread uneven. Think of tires like shoes. Would you want to wear one flat shoe and one high heel shoe? What would some of the side effects be?

Having tires rotated and alignment checked regularly can help avoid abnormal tire wear. Performing these services regularly can help your tires last longer and help your vehicle drive better.

Always make sure you are using the right kind of tire on the right car. Using mismatched tires or the wrong size of tires can lead to problems. If you are experiencing vibrating, wobbling, or visible tire damage you should seek professional help immediately.

Schedule your tire maintenance today with your friends in the car business at Kendall Toyota!

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