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The Importance of Inspecting the Tires on Your Vehicle

When owning a vehicle, you will want to make sure parts are maintained as well as possible. This can make for a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive to your destination. The best way to have this done is to bring the vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenances. If you notice any issues with the vehicle between inspections, make sure to schedule an appointment with us. Noticing and fixing an issue with the vehicle can help prevent further damage in the future. Vehicle ownership requires a great deal of dedication, patience, and responsibility. Vehicles are complex machines with a variety of working components. Unless these components are working in congruence with one another, serious problems can occur with the vehicle. These problems can either lead to expensive repairs or dangerous accidents and issues that can occur on the road. By maintaining your vehicle on a regular basis, you can avoid some of these issues from occurring.

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Good Tires are Important

Thick rubber tires that protect you from the road cover the wheels of the vehicle. Tires are made from rubber to provide added traction during tough weather conditions and to prevent bumps and hiccups in the road from causing too much jostling in the cab of the vehicle and under the hood. However, because tires are made from rubber they will not last as long as some of the other components of your vehicle. You may be required to change your tires every two to three years. It is important to regularly maintain the tires on the vehicle because a thin or damaged tire can burst during driving. A tire that is blown during driving can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident.

Make sure to Check the Tread on the Tires

One of the most important aspects of tire maintenance is checking the tread on the tires. The tread of your tire is the lines of thick rubber on the surface of the tire. During rainy or snowy conditions, the tread allows moisture to be pushed out of the way so that the tire can come into contact with the road. This helps to improve traction. Tires with worn out tread can be very dangerous, and drivers with old tires can easily lose control of their vehicles. A great way to test the tread of your vehicle is to place a penny between the tread marks on your tires. Place the penny in the tread so that President Lincoln’s head is facing down. If the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head is visible when the penny is placed between the tread, it is time for new tires.

Balancing and Rotational Services

It is also a good idea to get your tires balanced and rotated on a regular basis.  Balancing ensures that your vehicle’s weight is evenly distributed over all four tires. Rotating your tires will help to ensure that the tread is worn away evenly on all of your tires. If you are not sure if the tires need to be rotated, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.

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