Some of the most important parts of your car are your tires. Those four pieces of rubber keep you in contact with the road. If one of them fails, you’ll be stuck. That is why with proper care for your tires, you can prolong their life and ensure your safety.
It doesn’t take much work to take good care of your tires. One of the most important tire maintenance steps is ensuring proper tire pressure. Under- or over-inflated tires can cause your tires to wear out prematurely. In addition, low tire pressure can lower your fuel efficiency. Check your tire pressure once a month and add more air, as needed.
The next step in tire maintenance is checking the tread depth. While the legal limit for tread depth is 2/32”, tire experts recommend replacing your tires when the tread reaches 4/32”. Adequate tread depth ensures you maintain good traction with the road, especially on wet roads.
Another step you need to take is to inspect your tires at least monthly for signs of extreme wear. Look for cracks, bulges, knots, or sudden losses of air. If you see any of these issues, have your tires inspected by a professional as soon as possible.
Schedule a service appointment at Jansen Chevrolet whenever you need help with your tires.