Your vehicle’s tires are an extremely important safety feature of your vehicle. They are the only component between your car and the road, and help ensure that you are able to accelerate, stop, and turn successfully and safely. Poor tires can cause a number of different issues, ranging from lack of control to tire blowouts. Good tire maintenance will not only protect you on the road, but will also save you money on new tires throughout the years.
A commonly overlooked tire service is proper tire pressure. When your tires are low in pressure, excessive tire wear can occur and blow outs can happen. It isn’t safe to drive with low tire pressure and it is a very easy fix. You can usually do this yourself at your local gas station that provides free air.
If your tires aren’t aligned or balanced properly, excessive wear could be occurring that is severely affecting the overall lifespan of your tires. An alignment and balance is usually required every 6,000 miles or so, but if you notice that your car pulls to one side while driving, it may be time for an alignment.
Be sure to check your tires regularly for wear. If you notice that your tires look very smooth, that means that your tires do not have a lot of tread. This can be dangerous when driving in certain weather conditions, especially in the rain. If you notice low tread, it is probably time to replace one or more of your tires.
If you ever have a question about your vehicle’s tires, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into Luke's Auto Service or request an online appointment today!