Tire inspections are important to do regularly. Each tire should be inspected based on a regular interval for your vehicle. If you are not sure when this schedule should be, there are two different ways to check. You can look in the vehicle owner’s manual to see the schedule in there. It is always recommended to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. That way we can also give you a schedule that we recommend as well. Tires should be maintained by inspecting the tread, air pressure, and overall condition they are in. Anytime there is an issue, always make sure to schedule an appointment with us.
Air Pressure Inspections
Make sure each tire has the correct air pressure in it. This will help the tires rotate correctly and improve the longevity of them. When tires have low air pressure, they can be more prone to blowing out. If the tires have too much air pressure, then they can pick up sharp objects on the road. Either case will also cause them to wear out more quickly. This will then result in you needing to replace them much sooner than you otherwise should. If there is a leak in a tire, make sure that you bring it in so we can inspect both the vehicle and tire for you.
Also remember that the tread should be checked. Look to make sure there is enough tread, and that it is wearing evenly all the way around the tire. If the tires are not properly aligned, one part of the tread will wear down quickly. The tire may also wear out sooner than the rest of the tires should. You can take a penny and place it upside down in the tread groove. Seeing the top of Lincoln’s head is a result of the tread being worn down. If this is the case, a new set of tires is the best option.