tire-repair-4The tires are an important part of your vehicle. It is common that they are overlooked and forgotten about until they are needed. To help keep the vehicle in top working performance, make sure that it is inspected on a regular basis. You can inspect the tires, or you can bring the vehicle in for a professional inspection. It is recommended that the tires be inspected on a regular schedule. This can help keep the vehicle operating efficiently and effectively when you drive. If you notice any issues with the tires between visits, the vehicle should also be brought in. This can help you to prevent an unexpected breakdown when you would least expect it. Having a vehicle properly maintained can help provide a pleasant and comfortable driving experience.

Check the Tread Amount

When the tires are inspected, make sure to check the tread amount on each of them. The tread is important because it helps to grip the surface of the road. By having an adequate amount of tread, you will be able to maintain proper control of your vehicle when you are driving. This is especially important on roads that may be wet or slick. Checking the tread can be quick and easy. Just take a penny and place it upside down in the grooves of the tire. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then there is not enough tread to drive safely. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the tires and the tread for you.

The Air Pressure should be Correct

Besides checking the tread, also make sure to check the air pressure in each of the tires. It is important to keep the tires at the proper inflation level. This will help the tires to rotate effectively when you drive. It can also improve your fuel mileage when you drive as well. The correct air pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. Tires that are under inflated can lead to poor fuel mileage. They will also have an increased chance for a blow out to happen. If the tires are over inflated, there is less contact with the surface of the road. This can result in a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. Over inflated tires also have an increased chance to pick up sharp objects or debris that could be on the surface of the road. If you notice the vehicle wobbling when you drive, make sure you bring it in. That way we can inspect the tires and vehicle.

Do Not Forget to Check the Spare Tire

Along with checking the regular tires, the spare tire will need to be inspected as well. The tread, air pressure, and overall condition will all need to be checked. This can help to ensure that the spare tire will be able to be used for if an issue occurs with the regular tires. The last thing you will want is extra stress from a spare tire not being able to rotate properly. Also make sure the condition of the tire is good. Over time, dry rot can happen because the spare tire is seldom used.