Your tires are one of the most important parts of your car. If they are in poor condition, at best you may find yourself stranded on the side of the road. At worst, you could have a blowout and end up in a life-threatening accident. This is why it is VERY IMPORTANT to make certain your tires are well maintained. Keeping your tires in great condition can also help them last longer and save you money in the long run.
Tires Are Properly Inflated
Making sure that your tires are properly inflated is very important. If they under-inflated, they actually create excess hear as they move over the pavement. You can create a blowout or weaken the tires.
If they are over inflated, it is just as bad. If there is too much air in the tire, it can also easily lead to a blowout. The tread will take extra damage and wear down more quickly.
When You Should Check Your Tires
If you check your tires air pressure after you’ve driven on them, you wont get a proper reading. When the air inside the tires is heated from being driven on, it expands. This increases the tire pressure and results in an incorrect reading. The best time to check the pressure is when the tire is cold or when it has been driven less than a mile.
Align Your Wheels
Another issue that can damage your tires is having the wheels out of alignment. If you have a new tire(s) out on, be sure to also have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted if necessary. This will insure the tire treads wear out evenly. Otherwise, one part of the tire will become weaker than the rest and can more easily be damaged. Tires also need to be rotated regularly to prevent this type of uneven wear.
RC Auto Specialists
We want your car to last as long as possible. We know that it is very easy to forget the necessities on the car so that is why we are here! Call us today to schedule your next appointment.