Checking the Tires on the Vehicle

 

Remember to check the air pressure on the tires. This is important because the tires will need to rotate efficiently. If the tires are under inflated, it could cause them to blow out. Under inflated tires will also not travel on the road properly. This can cause them to wear out sooner than they should. Tires that are over inflated will have less contact with the surface of the road. If you hit a bump or pot hole, it could cause extra bounce to the vehicle, and lead to suspension issues. Make sure that you check on a regular basis all four tires for the air pressure. It is also recommended to check the spare tire. If you have to refill the tires with air more often, it could be a sign of a leak somewhere.

 

 

 

When you inspect the air pressure on the tires, also check the tread wear on them as well. Noticing the tread wear is important because you will know how the tires are rotating when you drive. If there is uneven wear on the tires, you may need to have them replaced or rotated. In some instances they may need to be realigned. Bring your vehicle in and we can check the condition of the tires for you.

 

 

 

A tire maintenance task that is commonly forgotten about is rotation. By rotating the tires, you can help ensure that all parts of the tire are being rotated on. One sign the tires would need rotation is based on the tread wear. Also notice how the tires are positioned. If they lean too far in or too far out, it may be time for a new set of tires. The tires should also be aligned regularly. This can help with handling and control of the vehicle when you steer. If you notice the steering wheel is straight, but the vehicle drifts in one direction or the other, make sure to bring it in.

 

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