~ Auto Buzz ~: Help your Tires Last Longer with these Helpful Tips

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Help your Tires Last Longer with these Helpful Tips

3 Ways to Make Your Car’s Tires Last Longer

If you and your vehicle are in it for the long haul, then you know that preventative care is essential to making sure that your vehicle lasts. In order to properly care for your vehicle, you need to pay close attention to all of its parts and components. Once such component that need extra attention is your car’s tires. An essential part of safe driving, tire maintenance can help you avoid flats and dangerous blowouts. Here are three ways to make your car’s tires last longer.

mechanic rolling tireBalance your wheels. Unbalanced wheels cause your tires to wear out unevenly. When one tire is more worn than the others, it is much more likely to go flat. Balanced tires also help you get the most wear out of all four of your tires.

Rotate your tires.  Each car manufacturer will have their own recommended interval for getting your vehicle’s tires rotated, however generally speaking, it should occur every 6,000 – 8,000 miles. This allows tires to wear evenly to avoid flats and blowouts.

Check your tire pressure. Your vehicle’s tire pressure should be checked regularly – about once a month – to ensure that they have the right air pressure. Air should be added or removed accordingly to reduce unnecessary wear and tear. Tires that have been incorrectly filled are at much higher risk for blowouts. Temperature is a big factor in the air pressure of your tires, so be sure to check them with the changing seasons.

[Read more: Maintenance Checklist]

Tire Maintenance in Chicago, IL

If you’re in the Chicago area and are looking for maintenance for your vehicle’s tires, or are interested in purchasing new tires for your car or SUV, you’ve come to the right place. Our knowledgeable service staff here at Continental Mitsubishi will be happy to help you with all of your tire care needs.

Just give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment whenever it’s convenient for you.

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