A set of tires can be expensive so most drivers are looking for ways to extend the life of the tire and there actually are several great tips in this area. It won’t cost much money and once you get in the habit, it won’t be that much trouble.
Regular Tire Maintenance
Tire maintenance is really pretty simple. Check the air pressure regularly…that’s a very simple thing you can do that will ensure good gas mileage and optimal wear. Your car’s owner’s manual will tell you what the correct air pressure is for your tires and you can also visit the manufacturer’s website. You can buy a tire pressure gauge for under $20 at any auto supply store. Over inflation will cause excessive wear in the center of your tires.
Any tire shop will do this for you at a reasonable price. Tire rotation should be done every 6,000 miles. If you have a garage and the tools, you can do this yourself. Be sure to keep wheels on the same side of the vehicle and avoid criss-crossing them. Regular rotation will promote even tread wear.
Keeping your tires aligned will ensure regular and even wear. Once tires are out of alignment, they will wear unevenly. It’s fairly simple to tell if your car is out of alignment. The tires will squeal when traveling down the road and the vehicle will pull to the left or right. In severe cases of misalignment, your steering wheel will be pointed in one direction and your tires in another.
Often, we run over nails, screws and small pieces of metal that can gouge a tire’s tread or even damage the sidewall. Get in the habit of visually inspecting your tires. It will just take 10 minutes to run your hands around the outside of tires. You can feel any cuts, nails, or punctures. If you find damage, take the car to a tire shop and have them repair it before it gets larger or more severe. This is also a good way to avoid blow-outs on the highway.
Auto Services in West Palm Beach, FL
Deals on Wheels now accepts auto repairs and services including wheel alignment, front-end works, tire maintenance check and many more. Our well-experienced mechanics will be glad to help keep your vehicle in good condition which can aid to prolong the life of your tires and other auto parts. We also offer quality used & new tires for any type of vehicles. Give us a call at (561) 847-4097 if you have any queries.