Proper and regular car maintenance is the key to a smooth-running car that will rarely, if ever, give you trouble. One of the most important parts of car maintenance is car tire care. With good care and maintenance, a new set of tires can last you longer, saving you cash. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your tires in good shape.
Check Tire Pressure
Take a closer look at your tires every day before you hope inside. Make sure that all tires are properly inflated. It is important to note that each unique tire has unique air pressure specifications based on the vehicle's weight, suspension, and steering design. If you're unsure about how much tire pressure your tires need, check out the car manual.
Rotate Your Tires Regularly
Typically, the tires at the front of the vehicle wear out faster than the rear tires. This is usually because the front tires keep rotating while you take turns while the rear tires remain stationary. Because of this effect, it is important to rotate your tires every 6,000 miles so they wear out evenly.
Don't Drive Too Fast
Tires on a vehicle that speed wear off faster than those on a slowly driven car. Moderating your driving speeds slightly can slow wear and tear, lengthening your tire lifespan.
Use Your Spare Tire
If you notice your tire is even damaged, you need to pull over and replace it with your spare tire. Driving on a damaged or deflated tire can damage it irreparably. Let a professional inspect the damaged tire later to get it promptly fixed.
Our auto repair shop specializes in tire replacement and maintenance, among other auto repair services. We invite you to bring your vehicle to River City Tire & Automotive for all your tire needs.