Everyone knows to get routine tire care every so often. Tire rotations, alignments, and even replacements are necessary to ensure your tires stay in competent condition and don’t pose any harm when you’re driving. At KG Truck & Auto, it’s important to us that your tires perform well and are safe to be on the road. Routine maintenance is sometimes not enough to get the most out of your tires. Here are just a few tips and steps to extending the lifespan of your tires, so they can continue to take you wherever you need for as long as you need.
First and foremost, annual wheel alignments are a must. The impacts from the road including speed bumps, potholes, and curbs that your tire has to face can cause your wheel alignment to be off, which will wear your tires more excessively. Getting alignments will ensure that your tires can take on everyday roads. Tire rotations are also very necessary for maintaining to longevity of your tires. Tires will always wear down, so it’s important that you regularly get your tires rotated. Check your manufacturer to see just how long their intervals are for getting tire rotations–most set this at 6,000 miles.
Don’t just rely on shops to take care of your tires; there are steps that you can do yourself that can markedly make your tires last longer or make it until the next routine maintenance. One of the easiest things you can do is do a simple eye check on your tires frequently. Check for noticeably low pressure, any cracks or bulges, and low tread. Furthermore, if your tires seem low, check the pressure and put in the amount of air needed. Low tire pressure can cause your tires to wear down quicker as well as increased fuel consumption. Follow these simple steps to get the most out of your tires and save you money and time in the long run.
Notice that you are in need of tire service? Bring your vehicle down to our shop in Glen Burnie, MD, and our team will get you back on the road safely in no time!