Maintaining Your Tires

Close-up of tires of a vehicle on a road

Maintain Your Tires so They Last Longer and Avoid Flats

One of the simplest maintenance routines for vehicles is making sure the tires are in good shape. It may not be high up on your priority list, but maintaining your tires actually helps keep you safe on the road. Here are some of the different aspects of your tire to keep in mind:

Air Pressure – The psi level of your tires should be even and match the recommended pressure level set by the manufacturer. You can find the recommended psi level in either your owner’s manual or a sticker found inside the driver side door. This helps to maintain even tread wear, improves your gas mileage, and is a good indicator of whether a tire has an air leak.

Tread Wear – The tread on your tires is important to keeping your car on the road, especially in wet driving conditions. If your tires have lost most of the tread, there is less grip on the road making it more difficult to control your car. All tires should have a tread indicator built into the tire itself. Once the tire tread has worn down to the indicator level, you know it’s time to replace the tires.

Tire Rotation – Tread wear will happen no matter what. Having your tires rotated will allow the treads on all four tires to wear evenly so that the tires last longer. It is recommended that you rotate the tires about every 6,000 miles. You should check the tread wear and air pressure monthly though, and if you notice any uneven wear then you should have the tires rotated early.

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