How to Keep Your Tires in Good Condition

March 5, 2014

Why Inspecting the Air Pressure is more Important than you might think

When the tires are inspected, one of the most important things to do is to check the air pressure as well. Having the tires at the proper air pressure amount can add several benefits for your vehicle when traveling. Going to regular scheduled maintenances is important. We can inspect parts of the vehicle, such as the tires, to ensure that they are in proper working condition. This can help them to work effectively and efficiently. We can inspect the air pressure of the tires anytime you feel they might be losing air. It is important to have the tires looked at if the tire is going low often. This could be a sign there is an air leak in it somewhere. Provides better Handling on the Road By having the correct amount of air in the tires, you can help to improve the handling on the road when you drive. If the tires are over inflated, there will be less contact on the surface of the road. This can lead to poor stability when you drive. It could also mean that the tires would be more prone to pick up sharp objects or debris that might be in the road. Tires that are under inflated have the risk of blowing out. It could also cause the tires to wear unevenly. This will mean that the tires will have to be replaced sooner than normal. If the tires are not properly inflated, not only do they have the risk of a driving hazard, but it also could also lead to a high repair bill. This is because the tires may wear out long before they typically should. Improves the Fuel Efficiency of the Vehicle Having properly inflated tires can help to improve the fuel efficiency for the vehicle. This is because the tires will be able to rotate as needed. If the tires are under inflated or over inflated, more power and fuel is spent to have them rotate correctly. If you are unsure of what the correct air pressure should be for the tires, consult the vehicle owner’s manual. This can help to provide you the correct information. It can help to make sure you have a reliable and efficient vehicle for when you will need it. Along with improving the fuel efficiency, it can help to improve the efficiency of other nearby parts of the tires. These parts will not have to work as hard or long if the tire is at the proper air pressure level. Also check the Spare Tire when inspecting the other tires When you check the tires for the proper air pressure, also make sure to check the spare tire. The spare tire is an important part of the vehicle, but it is often forgot about. In order to have a properly working spare tire, make sure to check and maintain it like you do with the regular tires. Besides checking the air pressure, also make sure to check the tread and tire wear on it. If the tire is in bad condition, make sure to find a replacement as soon as possible.
February 17, 2014

Tips to Keep the Tires in the Best Condition Possible

The tires are an important part of your vehicle. That is why it is recommended to keep the tires in the best condition possible. By keeping the tires in great shape, it will result in fewer problems. It can also help to lower costs over time. Something you can do to help keep the tires working well is to have a wheel alignment done. This can help to minimize wear and tear in specific areas of the tire. It can also decrease the chance of replacement parts being needed more frequently than they should. Having the tires rotated is also necessary in order to keep the tires and components in good working condition. Rotation on a Regular basis is necessary Rotating the tires regularly can help to get the most use out of them before you need to replace them. If you are unsure of how often to have the tires rotated, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can help to recommend a schedule that is best suited for the vehicle and tires. Rotating the tires can help to have them wear correctly and evenly as the vehicle is driven. Check that the Proper amount of Air Pressure is in the tires One of the best ways to make sure the tires last as long as possible is to make sure the right amount of pressure is in them. Driving with under inflated or over inflated tires can cause damage to them, or even blowouts. The pressure should be checked in the morning or late evening after the vehicle has been sitting for away. This is because as the tires operate, they warm up. This causes the air to expand and will give a false reading. The Wheels should be aligned Having the wheels aligned can help for the tires to last longer. The tires should be aligned based on the recommendations of the manufacturer. This can help to ensure that the suspension system of the vehicle is working at peak performance. It can also help the alignment of the wheels so they are in optimal position. If the wheels are not aligned when recommended, it could cause excessive wear and tear to the tires. It could also result in issues for the handling of the vehicle. Check the Tread of the Tires regularly Regular inspections are important for the overall condition of the tires. Over time, the tread will become worn. This will lead it a loss of traction eventually. Poor tread wear can cause problems while driving on wet or slippery roads. You may also notice it will take longer to stop. As you come to a stop, it may also become more difficult to do so. Make sure to check the tread of the tires regularly so you can help ensure they are in proper condition. Make sure to buy a Complete Set It is recommended to buy a complete set of tires at the same time to help keep the vehicle in the best condition possible. It is also advised that the tires all be the same make and model. Having four tires identical can help provide the best overall performance of the vehicle.