Basic Tire Maintenance

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While tires are probably one of the less interesting parts of a car, it is paramount that you make sure you're taking good care of them. Here are a few basic tips to help you get the most out of your tires.

Checking Air Pressure
Air pressure plays one of the biggest roles in tire longevity and should be checked at least once a month. In fact, over-inflated and under-inflated tires can reduce their lifespan by up to 20%. To check your pressure, you can either take it to a dealership/garage to be read or purchase your own pressure gauge. A pressure gauge measures the amount of PSI(Pounds per Square Inch)in the tire. Also, each car is different, so you should refer to your vehicle manual to find out where your tire pressure should be.

Rotating Front and Back Tires
Front and rear axles wear down tires at different rates, and you want to be regularly rotating your tires about every 6,000-8,000 miles unless specified by the manufacturer. This will allow the tires to wear down evenly, extending their lifespan.

Tire Alignment
This should be adjusted roughly every 4,000 miles.

Typical signs for alignment can include:
  • Your vehicle drifting to either side on a straight road
  • Your steering wheel doesn't easily return after a turn
  • Your steering wheel stays at an angle when driving straight
Our Service Department is ready an able to answer any additional questions about tire care and will be happy to service your vehicle when the time comes. 








 
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