We at Blake Fulenwider Chevrolet Buick GMC want you to get the most out of your tires, so try these tips to help your car tires last longer.
Tire pressure is key and should be checked every month. Tires tend to lose about a pound per square inch, or one PSI, of pressure each month. Cold temperatures can lower air pressure, and the hot summer months can raise the pressure, so check the status often.
Proper tire inflation also has the benefits of improving fuel efficiency, since underinflated tires mean lower mpg rates and less overall safety. The NHTSA found that 1 in every 11 crashes were due to tire issues.
Tires begin to wear unevenly when they remain on the same wheel for their lifespan. Front-wheel vehicles will see their front tires wear faster, just as rear-wheeled vehicles will see it in their rear tires. Even all-wheel drive vehicles have uneven tire wear since the system sends more power to different wheels to provide the enhanced traction. Having your tires rotated every 5,000 miles allows for better wear and longer life.
Every six months, take your car in for alignment. When you hit a pothole or bump a curb the alignment of the vehicle can easily go out of place. This results in excessive vibration or the vehicle pulling to the left or the right while driving. Your vehicle will continue to run fine but it can create uneven wear on the tires and lower fuel efficiency.
If you need a new set of tires or an alignment, bring your car to Blake Fulenwider Chevrolet Buick GMC.