When you purchase a set of tires, it comes with a mileage guarantee. The problem is that if you don’t take care of the tires, you won’t get the guaranteed miles out of them. Extra Mile Tire Pros can help you reach that mileage guarantee and more by taking care of your tires and wheels. There are things you can do, and there are things we can do. Let’s talk about the five ways you can get the most out of your tires.
1. Air Check
One thing you can do is check the air pressure in each tire frequently. Usually, every two weeks to once a month is a good rule of thumb. If any of the tires have low air pressure, add air to them only to the point at which the pressure reads the recommended pounds-per-square-inch or psi. It’s important that you never overinflate your tires. This can damage the tread by wearing it down unevenly. It can also damage the interior of the tires.
2. Tire Inspection
While you are checking the air in each tire, inspect each tire. Inspect the sidewalls to make sure there aren’t any visible signs of damage such as bubbling or cracking. It’s also important that you inspect the tread on each tire to make sure it is wearing down evenly. Signs that the tread is not wearing down evenly include patches of tread loss in circles, feather shapes, or scallop shapes.
3. Tire Rotation
Tire rotations are recommended every 6,000 miles at a minimum and every 10,000 miles at a maximum. Switching the tires to different wheels reduces the wear caused by pressure points from the wheel itself and the brake system. This is what helps to ensure you end up with even tire tread wear.
4. Wheel Balance
Another way to extend the life of your tires is to ensure that the wheels are always in balance. Unbalanced wheels mean that the weight of the wheels and tires is uneven across your vehicle’s axles. This can make the wheels vibrate as you drive your automobile.
5. Wheel Alignment
Finally, it’s important to make sure that your wheels are always aligned properly to ensure the tire tread meets the pavement evenly. Your wheels should be aligned when you get a new set of tires and every one to two years after that.
Extra Mile Tire Pros in Milton, GA, would be happy to help you get the most out of your tires. Call us today.