Some vehicle maintenances are standard and may be easy to remember. There are some that are more difficult to pay attention to until an issue occurs. It is recommended to go to regularly scheduled maintenances based on the manufacture or our recommendation. This can help keep your vehicle working in the best condition possible. If you notice an issue that is starting to form between visits, it is important to have it inspected as soon as you can. This can help to increase the safety and reliability of the vehicle when you drive.
Knowing how the Vehicle Drives
When you purchase tires, they are given a rating for how many miles they are expected to last. For instance, your tires are expected to last approximately 40,000 miles. The only problem is, that does not mean your vehicle may actually drive 40,000 miles on those tires. The number of miles is based on optimum conditions that include good weather, nicely paved roads without bumps and potholes, and perfect air pressure in the tire. All three of which are items that fluctuate over the span of time you own your tires. If you do not maintain the tires properly, they can wear out sooner than they should. One way to tell if it is getting close to a replacement is how the tires handle. If the vehicle pulls in one direction or the other, the tires may need to be inspected for how they handle. Also make sure to check the tread on the tires so they are wearing evenly. If the tires are wearing unevenly, make sure that the tires are rotated or aligned. We can also recommend what the best option is to have the tires rotating effectively.
Have the Tires checked Regularly
The tires will need to be inspected on a regular basis. This helps to notice any wear or tear that they might have. You can bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires on the vehicle for you. We will notice how much tread is wearing on the tires, and if there are any bald spots as well. If there is uneven tread wear, an alignment or rotation might be needed. If the tires are bald, they will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Also check the condition of the tires. If you notice any puncture marks or cracks, it may be more cost efficient to have them replaced rather than to patch them with each issue.
Check the Tread Amount on the Tires
Bald tires and ones with little tread do not have good traction in the rain or in the snow. Driving on tires at high speeds in those conditions could set you up for hydroplaning and even a potential accident. Take a penny and place it upside down in the groove of the tires. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then there is not enough tread on the tires. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we will check the tread amount on the tires.