Have Automotive Procare check the Tires on your Vehicle as the Weather Transitions to Winter
Keeping your vehicle properly maintained is important. By following the recommended maintenance schedule you can have your car last as long as possible. If you are unsure how often the vehicle should be inspected, make sure to contact us. We can advise you when your vehicle should be brought in for the recommended inspections. Before the weather changes, now is the time to have the tires inspected on your vehicle. There are several things that should be looked at when the tires are inspected. Having the proper air pressure and ensuring the tread is at an adequate amount is important for winter driving.
Having the correct air pressure helps the vehicle to provide a safer ride, as well as saving on fuel. Tires that are poorly inflated will cause the vehicle to use more power and fuel to have them rotate correctly. This will end up costing you more at the pumps. If the tires are under inflated they will increase the chance of blowing out. Tires that are over inflated are more prone to pick up sharp objects on the surface of the road. Not having the tires at the proper air pressure can also cause them to wear out sooner than they typically should, costly you more on tire repair and replacement. The proper air pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual or on the inside of the driver’s door. If you notice that the tires are not consistent in pressure, make an appointment to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires and air pressure for your vehicle.
The tread on the tires should also be inspected. This is important because the tread allows the vehicle to grip the surface of the road when you drive. Good tread will help reduce the chance of sliding when the slick or wet. Testing the tread can be quick and easy. Take a penny and place it upside down in the tread. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, it means the tread is too low. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires and advise you on if a new set of tires would be needed. If the tread is wearing unevenly, having the tires rotated or aligned may be recommended. It can also help prolong the life of the tires.
If you notice any issue with the tires from how they look to how well they stay inflated, it is important to schedule an appointment with us. Having a good set of tires is important for the safety of you and your passengers. It will also help keep the vehicle in the best condition when you need to drive it.