What do we mean when we say if you take care of your tires, they’ll take care of you? The answer to this question is simple. A good set of tires on your automobile helps you control the vehicle better and makes it safer to drive. Your tires need to be serviced just like the rest of your car, truck, or UV needs to be serviced. If you ignore the tires, you won’t get the guaranteed mileage out of them, and United Auto Care warns that your vehicle will be more difficult to control, especially on wet roads.
Check the Air Regularly
The first thing you should do to take care of your tires is to check the air pressure on a regular basis. Every two weeks to once a month usually does the trick. You want to make sure that each tire has the correct PSI. If any of the tires are low, fill them with air to the recommended PSI but no more. Do not overinflate your tires. This will damage them.
Inspect the Tires
You should also inspect the tires regularly. You want to take a look at the sides of the tires to see if you notice anything strange such as cracking or bubbling. Also, take a look at the tire tread on each tire to make sure it is wearing down evenly. If you see patches of wear, your tire tread is not wearing down evenly and it’s time to have the wheels inspected.
Get Them Rotated
It may be that you need a tire rotation, which is recommended every 6,000 miles. Rotating the tires makes sure that they all have a chance to wear down evenly because they receive pressure at different points.
Get the Wheels Balanced
The tire tread may also be wearing down unevenly because your wheels are not balanced. We recommend that you get your wheels balanced when you have the tires rotated. A sign that your wheels aren’t balanced is feeling vibration at higher speeds.
Get the Wheels Aligned
Finally, your wheels also need to be aligned. This ensures all of the tire tread is on the ground. It’s a good idea to have your wheels aligned if you have knocked them out of alignment or every two years.
Keep your vehicle safe and make it easy to control with regular tire maintenance. United Auto Care is the best auto service shop in Flowery Branch, GA, and we can help. Call us today.