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Maintaining your tires is an essential part of keeping your car in good condition. Knowing when to replace your tires isn’t the only thing you need to do to ensure you don’t run into tire problems down the road. There are a few things you can do to help ensure that your tires stay in good shape and last as long as they should given your driving habits. Let’s look at three things you need to consider when it comes to tire maintenance:
Rotating your tires on a regular basis is an important part of keeping them in good shape. Your car doesn’t wear down tire tread evenly as you drive, so by rotating them you can ensure they wear evenly. Likewise, having your car alignment checked can help prevent uneven wear on the tires. Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to ensure they are wearing evenly. Tire rotation is often an add-on at an oil change, and based on the mileage should be done every time you have an oil change done on the car (about every 7,500 miles).
Simple maintenance like keeping the correct amount of air in the tires is another essential part of maintaining your tires. Tires with not enough air will wear more quickly than tires with the correct amount. Not only does air pressure impact the life of your tire, it also impacts the tire’s ability to grip the road, making under-inflated or over-inflated tires a hazard. In addition to keeping the pressure correct in the tire, you’ll also want to keep an eye on the tread level to see if the tire is getting too worn, or if it is wearing unevenly.
One of the most important things you can do to be prepared for a tire emergency is to have a spare on hand. Surprisingly, many people don’t have a spare tire that is easily accessible or properly inflated. While you can do things to maintain your tires and try to ensure they are in good working condition, it is always important to have a spare in the car in case of emergencies. Check your spare tire periodically to make sure it still has the proper amount of air in it, and that it is in good condition.
Maintaining your tires by following these simple steps can help extend the life of your tires, and keep you safer on the road. Auto Repair Technology is your local resource for vehicle maintenance and repairs. If you are in need of tire replacement in Brook Park, OH, give us a call today! We’d love to check your tires for you and help you find the best replacement for your needs.