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Getting the Most Miles out of your Tires

by | May 8, 2020 | Tire, Tire inspection, Tire Repair, Tire rotations | 0 comments

Getting the most out of your tires should be something you strive for. As you check them regularly, you will help ensure they are reliable and can last as long as possible. Besides checking each tire, also make sure that the spare tire is checked as well. Once a month, and before any long road trip, you should ensure the spare tire is in drivable condition. The first thing to check is the air pressure. Since this is a smaller tire, it will require a different amount of air pressure than the rest of the tires. You will also want to notice any visible wear that might be on the spare. If you have had the spare tire for a length of time, you may need to have it replaced as well.


The vehicle will have better handling with tires that are in proper condition. This should also mean making sure the tread depth is ideal. Ideal tread depth will help to prevent the vehicle from hydroplaning when on slick or wet roads. You can also quickly check the tread of the tires by using just a penny. Place it upside down in the groove of the tread. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is too low and the tire should be replaced. You can also visually check the tires for any uneven wear. Check the sidewalls for any cuts, bulges, or anything out of the norm. If there is something unusual, it is best to bring the vehicle in for an inspection.


Be aware of the condition of the tires if you hit a pothole or curb. As you hit something, it can cause the front end to get out of alignment. It will also increase the chance of damaging the tires. As the tires become misaligned, it will lead to quick uneven tread wear. You may also notice the vehicle pulling in a direction if the tread wear has worn unevenly as well. Always make sure to follow the recommend schedule in your owner’s manual for when the alignment should be checked. You can also contact us for a recommendation. By keeping the tires in the best condition, you can increase your safety when driving.