Do you think that you’re replacing your tires too often? You might just be, but the good news is that you can make some changes that improve tire life. Young Automotive has some advice for you that can help you to extend the life of your car’s tires a lot more than you might have expected.
Check the Tread Regularly
If you aren’t keeping an eye on your tire tread, then you can easily get shocked by tire damage that you might have been able to prevent or at least see before it got bad. Tire tread gets chewed away by the road surface, and if that tread is wearing unevenly, it affects how your tires function overall. Watch especially for bare metal or completely treadless areas on your tire’s surfaces.
Don’t Forget Air Pressure, Too
Air pressure is so important for the life of your car’s tires. Your car’s owner’s manual gives you information about the optimal air pressure for your tires. If you have too much or too little air in the tires, that affects how well the tread maintains contact with the road’s surface. That doesn’t just affect how well your car handles, but it also affects how long your tires last due to unexpected wear.
Rotate Your Tires
Lots of people scoff at tire rotation, but it really does help to make sure that your tires wear evenly. Each corner of the car experiences different demands and stresses. By putting different tires on each wheel, that helps to spread that wear and tear out so that one tire isn’t having to take all of that stress on alone.
Get Your Wheels Balanced and Aligned
Wheel balancing and alignment are also important services to have done as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Double check the owner’s manual to see when exactly each should be done. Each of these services help the wheels and the tires to line up properly with the pavement exactly how they should. These need to be done periodically because the very act of driving affects both alignment and balance.
You really can make sure that your car’s tires last as long as they’re supposed to last. Let Young Automotive in Sturgeon Bay, WI help. We can inspect your tires for you and help you to determine if they’ve got some life in them still. And when you are ready for new tires, we can help you to give them a great start and ensure that they last as long as possible.