KEEPING TIRES IN ORDER
No matter how great your car is, it’s not going anywhere without quality tires. And with both new and used cars, tires are among the most expensive components to replace. For that reason, you are going to want to learn some helpful strategies for learning how to get as many miles as possible from your tires.
During the warmest and coldest months of this year, it is essential that you keep a close watch on your tire pressure. You can check your owner’s manual to understand how much your tires’ PSI value should be at any given moment. Depending on where you get air on your tires, then there could be an estimate you can use to measure your pressure before you add more atmosphere. It is ideal to test your tire pressure at least once a month.
Shop Your Tires the Right Way
Should you switch to winter tires because you live in an area where it snows, take care how you keep your regular tires. Specifically, you want to protect your tires from the sun’s UV rays while they’re in storage. You also ought to know that ozone may eat away at your tires. Finally, storing your tires in a location where the temperature stays constant better ensures that the tire’s sidewall and rubber are protected from harm.
Rotate & balance Your Tires
Take a glance at your vehicle’s manual to see how many times you should have your tires rotated. Whether you have front- or rear-wheel drive decides which tires make more wear, and then you would like all four of your tires to wear equally, which is where rotating stems in.
On a related note, it’s also advisable to be sure the mechanic checks to find out if your tires will need to be balanced when they are being rotated. Poorly-balanced tires lead to uneven wear and harmful vibration.