We understand tires can be costly. It is important to make your tires last as long as possible with regular care and maintenance. The lifespan of your tires is influenced by a variety of things, including car type, tire type, driving style, and road conditions. Take a look at ways you can extend the lifespan of your tires.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Maintaining the tire pressure specified by your vehicle manufacturer is critical to vehicle performance and tire wear. The recommended tire pressure is listed on a sticker inside the driver-side door. If there’s no sticker on the door, you can find the information in the owner’s manual. Having a pressure gauge handy is an easy way to extend tire longevity, or bring your car in, and we would be happy to take a look at your tires. During our tire services, we can check the tires, search for leaks, or determine why certain tires are lagging.
Get Your Tires Rotated
Depending on its position on the car, certain parts of a tire come into contact with the road more heavily and receive more stress than others. As a result, these parts of the tire wear down faster. Rotating your tires equalizes the wear on your tires. A common rule of thumb is to ask for a tire rotation any time you get your oil changed, generally in 3,000 to 5,000-mile intervals. Maintaining a tire rotation schedule will help promote longevity and safe performance.
Get Routine Tread Inspection
Tread depth is measured from the top of the tire’s rubber to the deepest groove. When your tire treads are worn, your car may respond poorly in the rain, potentially causing serious safety issues. With good treads, your car will grip the road better. Worn treads can also make other parts of your car wear prematurely. You can measure the tread depth using a coin or bring it to the experts and Thunderbird Auto, and we will take a look.
If your car pulls or drifts right or left, or the steering wheel vibrates and shakes, you may have an alignment problem. You should check your wheel alignment at least once a year unless you hit something such as a large pothole or curb. Alignment ensures even wear on each tire. The smallest misalignment can reduce fuel efficiency, and increase wear.
Reliable Tire Service in Phoenix
A little maintenance can help save a lot of money. Follow these easy, inexpensive tire maintenance tips, and you can increase tire life. As a Phoenix auto mechanic, we handle tire services, repairs. We can help you choose the right tires for your driving style, vehicle, and budget. Give us a call or contact us online now to schedule an appointment.