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Four Tips to Help Your Tires Last as Long as Possible

Without tires, you’re not going much of anywhere in your car. Auto Repair Technology has some tips that will help you to protect your tires for as long as possible. 

Make Sure They Are Balanced Properly

When you do get new tires, start out the right way with them. Ask about whether balancing is included in the installation. Most places will do this as part of installing the new tires, but it is always a good idea to make sure. The wheels themselves and the tires aren’t perfectly round. Balancing determines where weights need to be added in order to get the wheel as close to perfectly balanced as possible. This reduces uneven tire wear.

Get in the Habit of Checking Your Air Pressure Regularly

Your car’s tires need to have the right air pressure in them in order to make contact with the road properly. Whether they are under-or overinflated, that can cause big problems. Double-check your car’s owner’s manual to determine the proper tire pressure. You can also check the sticker on the inside of the driver’s side door. It’s a good practice to check the air pressure in each tire a couple of times a month, at least.

Rotate Your Tires When You Get Your Oil Changed

Tire rotation sounds made up, but it really isn’t. It’s a vital part of keeping them healthy for as long as possible. Each wheel has individual wear patterns, causing slightly uneven wear in each tire. By rotating your tires regularly, you’re putting each tire on a different wheel, evening up the wear a bit. In order to do this regularly and often enough that it does your tires some good, rotate them every time you get the oil changed in your car.

Don’t Forget About Wheel Alignments

When your car’s wheels are out of alignment, you might notice that your steering is off or shaky or that the car is drifting to one side or the other. By having a wheel alignment done, you’re making sure that all four tires are pointing forward properly, instead of at an angle. This also helps to reduce uneven tire wear. 

Want to protect the life of your tires? Auto Repair Technology in Brook Park, OH can help. We can help you find the right set for your car, make sure they’re balanced, and also ensure that you’ve got the services you need, like tire rotation and wheel alignments, when you need them most.

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