Proper tire inflation is crucial for the safety and performance of your vehicle. When tires are under-inflated, they can overheat and cause a blowout, which can be dangerous. Under-inflated tires also affect your car's handling, braking, and fuel efficiency. On the other hand, over-inflated tires can wear out the center of the tire more quickly, and cause a rougher ride.
It's important for you to monitor your tire pressure at least once a month and before long trips. Your vehicle's owner's manual will have the recommended tire pressure for your specific make and model. If you're unsure of the correct pressure, you can also find it on a sticker located on the driver's side door or in the glove box.
You should also keep an eye on the tire's tread depth. Tires with worn-out treads can decrease your vehicle's grip on the road, especially in wet weather conditions. A simple way to check the tread depth is by using the penny test. Simply place a penny headfirst into the tread of your tire; if the top of Lincoln's head is noticeable, it's time to replace your tires.
Another important aspect of tire maintenance is regular alignment. When your car's wheels are not properly aligned, it can cause uneven tire wear, poor handling, and reduced fuel efficiency. If you notice that your car is pulling to one side, you should get a wheel alignment soon.
At our auto repair shop, we offer tire inflation, rotation, balance, and alignment services as part of our regular maintenance services. Our experienced mechanics will check the tire pressure, tread depth, and alignment of your vehicle and ensure that they are properly inflated and aligned for optimal performance and safety. Don't neglect your tires! Please call or schedule your appointment online today for your next tire maintenance service.