How to Take Care of Your Tires

Learning how to properly care and maintain your tires will not only help your tires last longer, but it will also help you increase your gas mileage and help your vehicle be safer on the road.

Here are some tips to make sure you keep your tires well cared for:

Check Your Tire Pressure Regularly: Did you know a tire may not appear flat but be below its recommended tire pressure? When tires are not properly inflated it can cause stress to the tire,  uneven wear, and can make it difficult to maintain control of your car while steering. Do not rely on your car’s built in tire pressure warning system to tell you when your tires need to be filled with air – they usually need air much sooner than that!

Alignment: Pennsylvania is well known for road contruction, potholes, and other road hazards – all of which can easily knock a car out of alignment.

Rotation: It is recommended for most tires that they be rotated every 5,000 miles to ensure even wearing, though some tires may require more or less depending on the manufacturer’s specifications.

Check Tread Periodically: Uneven wearing of tires can cause your tire tread to not be able to grip onto the road, especially when there are adverse conditions, such as snow or rain. When tread is less than 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

If you have any other questions about caring for and checking your tires, feel free to ask us anytime – we are always more than happy to help!