Having a vehicle means you will want it to operate as well as possible. Inspecting the tires regularly will help you to maintain the overall performance when you drive. The tires are the most important part of the vehicle because they will allow you a comfortable ride. You should also bring the vehicle in for regular tire inspections and checks. This should even include the spare tire of your vehicle.
The tread is one of the most important parts of the vehicle because the tread grips the surface of the road when you drive. You can check the tread of the tires by placing a penny upside down in the groove of the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn too much. You can also see how the tread has worn compared to each other on the vehicle. Sometimes a rotation or alignment will help in having the tread wear evenly. This can help keep the tires lasting as long as possible. An alignment may also be needed if you notice the vehicle handles poorly when you drive. If the vehicle pulls in one direction or another, it can indicate that the tires will need to be inspected.
Also remember to check the air pressure on each tire. If the tire goes flat more often, and it is always the same tire, chances are there is a leak in there. Inspecting the tires will help notice this issues. When the temperature gets colder out, the tires can lose air pressure more often. Make sure to check the pressure before you drive, as the tires warm up after driving and can give you a false reading. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires, and spare tire for you.
You will also want to check each tire for any bulges or blisters it might have. Over time this can cause a tire to blow, because it is in poor condition. If you leave your vehicle outside, the tires can start to develop a condition called dry rot. This will make the tires have a harder condition of the rubber, causing cracks and other issues to form on it. No matter what issue you notice while inspecting the tires, make sure to contact us so we can schedule an appointment. This will help ensure your vehicle is operating as efficient as possible when you drive.