Check the Tires before Driving

 

When driving, you will want the parts and components to be in the best condition possible. The only part of your vehicle that makes direct contact with the surface of the road are the tires. It is important to inspect the tires on a regular basis. By doing so, you can ensure they are reliable and as safe as possible. Make sure to schedule a maintenance inspection with us so we can inspect the tires. If there is an issue with the tires, we can alert you to it. We can even inspect the spare tire so it will be ready to use incase you need it. There are some tasks that should be done regularly to ensure the condition of the tires.

 

Rotating

 

It is important to rotate the tires at regular intervals. By having the tires rotated on a schedule, you can help prevent uneven tire wear. The tread is important because it is what helps to grip the surface of the road when you drive. Having proper tread will allow you better control of the vehicle on icy or wet roads because of the traction. As the tires age, the tread will eventually begin to wear. If the tires are never rotated, then they will start to develop uneven tread wear. As you drive, the front tires may experience more stress than the back tires. This is because they are mostly responsible for steering and turning the vehicle. When you rotate the tires, the wear is then spread out evenly around them. This will help to extend the life of all the tires. Regular rotation of the tires will also increase the fuel economy. This helps the engine to run more efficiently when the tires have even tread wear. If you ignore the recommended tire rotation schedule, you can increase the chance that an issue may occur. Without the proper tread on the tires, they can hydroplane because of the poor traction.

 

Tread Depth

 

The tread of the tires should be inspected regularly as well. Measure the tread by placing a penny upside down in the groove of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tread is too low. It is recommended to bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the tires. This can help you to have a comfortable and reliable ride.

 

 

 

 

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