As you own a vehicle, it is important to keep it in the best condition possible. As you do this, you can help prolong the life of the tires. There are several things that can help accomplish this. One of best things you can do is to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. Checking the vehicle bumper to bumper will also include us checking the tires. It is the best way to notice if things are out of the normal and need to be repaired quickly.
You may here it all the time, to check the air pressure, but do you know why it is important? Tires that are properly inflated can help you improve fuel efficiency by as much as three percent. Make sure that you know how to properly check the tires, and also do so after the vehicle has sat awhile. Checking the tires right after driving causes them to warm up and expand. This will give you a false reading when you check the air pressure. As the tires are properly inflated, they will be safer when driving and save you money in the long run.
As you check the tire pressure, you will want to know what the correct amount should be. This can be found in the owner’s manual or inside the driver’s door edge. You can also contact us and we can advise you based on your vehicle. The front tires will recommend one amount, and the rear may recommend a different amount. After check the pressure, remember to close the valve caps tightly. Doing so will prevent a leak, as well as dust and dirt to get in. If you lose a valve cap, you will want to have this replaced as soon as you can. Newer vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system that will alert you to low pressure. This is typically after it drops 25% below the recommendation. Even with the system, it is always best to double check manually. Doing so will ensure your tires are ready to drive on.