Inspecting the Tires on your Vehicle

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Inspecting the Tires on your Vehicle

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Inspecting your vehicle is important. Also remember to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance. Also remember to check the tires on the vehicle. The tires are important because they are the only part that makes direct contact with the surface of the road. If you notice that the tires are flat often, bring the vehicle in. We can check the tires to see if there is a leak or valve stem issue. Fixing an issue at the first sign can help prevent further damage and stress in the long run.

When you check the tires, the first thing that should be done is to test the air pressure. If you are not sure how much the tires need, you can find the correct amount in the vehicle owner’s manual. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can check the air pressure in each of the tires. Tires that are over inflated can be prone to pick up sharp objects on the road. If the tires are under inflated, they are more likely to have a blow out. Tires at the incorrect air pressure will provide an uncomfortable ride when you drive as well.

The tires should also be checked to ensure there is enough tread on each one. All you have to do is take a penny and place it upside down in the tread grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is getting low. Proper tread is important because it helps to grip the surface of the road and prevent slides and skids if the road is wet or slick. If there is uneven wear, it could mean the tires should be rotated or aligned. Schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. We can also advise you if an alignment or rotation would be needed. By bringing the vehicle in regularly, you can improve the efficiency and performance of the vehicle.

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