If you drive, then you should know just how important it is to take care of your car tires. Not only will good tire maintenance keep you safer on the road, it will help your car last longer and perform better. Here are four facts you should know about car tires that will help keep your vehicle out of the auto shop!
1. Check Car Tires as Seasons Change
Did you know that the temperature outside impacts the air in your tires? Well, it does. In fact, a temperature shift of only 10 degrees can impact the pressure in your car tires. Driving with lower tire pressure can be dangerous, especially in inclement weather. That’s why it’s good practice to check the pressure in your tires as the seasons change throughout the year.
2. Rotate Your Car Tires
As you drive, the tires on your car wear down. The wear seen on each of your four tires will differ slightly and impact the way your car moves, as well as how long your tires will last. You should have an auto technician rotate your car tires every 5000 to 7000 miles to help them last longer.
3. Put New Tires on the Back
Your rear tires are what helps you maintain control of your vehicle, especially when it’s raining or icy. So, when it comes times to pick up new tires, make sure you put them on the back of your car—even if it is a front-wheel drive car.
4. Check Your Tire Tread Depth Often
Just like your gym shoes need good tread to keep you from sliding around on the court, car tires need good tread to keep from sliding on wet and icy roads. Add checking the depth of your tire treads to your monthly car maintenance routine.
Need Help With Your Car Tires?
Is it time for a tire rotation or are you in need of new car tires? Luke’s Automotive can help with all your tire needs so you can feel safer on the road and keep your car driving longer. For more information about our shop and services, visit our website or call us at (425) 341-4604 to get a free estimate today!
Taking Care of Your Car Tires
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Edited by Justin Vorhees