Tips for taking care of your tires

By Product Expert | Posted in Car service, Tips and tricks on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 9:23 pm
tips for taking care of your tires

One of the most important parts of owning a vehicle is making sure each part and system is working properly. When one element isn’t performing to its greatest potential, it can throw everything out of whack. It’s up to you to keep up with routine maintenance and take care of your vehicle on a day-to-day basis. In order to help get you started, here are some tips for taking care of your tires.

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How to maintain your car’s tires

The four main elements of car tire maintenance are pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread. All play an important role in the overall health of your tires and should be monitored to ensure proper working condition.

Pressure

checking tire pressure

You should check the pressure of your tires at least once a month as well as before long road trips. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find out the proper level of inflation for your specific model and fill your tires accordingly.

Alignment

checking wheel alignment

Improper alignment may cause your tires to wear unevenly and produce issues with handling. See what your car’s owner’s manual recommends for having your alignment checked by a professional and watch for warning signs, such as your vehicle pulling to one side.

Rotation

getting a tire rotation

Regular tire rotations help extend the life of your tires by distributing weight and wear evenly to each tire. Tire rotation recommendations can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, but you should also keep an eye out for uneven tire wear.

Tread

checking tire tread

The way tires are designed with raised rubber in the groove helps you to keep an eye on their wear. You can check your tire tread depth by placing a penny with Lincoln’s head down into the groove. If you can see the top of his head, it’s time to replace your tires.

Learn more about tire care tips

If you have any questions about taking care of your tires, please feel free to reach out to our team at Toyota Vacaville or get in touch with your local automotive professional.

3 Responses to “Tips for taking care of your tires”

  1. Roger Brady says:

    Well, taking good care of vehicle tires can not only save your wallet by minimizing the unnecessary tire expenses but it can also allow the driver drive safely on the thoroughfare. Underinflated tire, improper wheel alignment, irregular wheel balancing, unhealthy tire rotation- are the prominent causes of tire breakdown. Since a faulty tire can leave you stranded on the roadside, hence you should not take the tire maintenance assignment for granted. Rather you should schedule your service appointment with a skilled auto technician and perform all the quests related to the tire aftercare to navigate safely and smoothly on the highways.

  2. Diana scott says:

    I appreciate the tips given in this article to extend the lifespan of the vehicle. Tire needs maintenance at a regular interval like other components of the vehicle in order to run for a longer time periods. A quick inspection tread depth and pressure on a daily basis is really essential. Properly inflated tires with better tread depth could produce better traction on the road surface and are not problematic in nature. However, tires with lesser tread depth is problematic in nature and needs to be replaced with suitable substitutes.

  3. Kacie Goodman says:

    Tires are important components of the vehicle which come in direct contact with the ground. Therefore they wear out frequently. So we should take proper care of car tires to make them long lasting. Tires should be properly inflated. It is required for making the fuel economy of the vehicle better. Not only tire pressure we should also focus on tire rotation, balancing of tires, alignment of tires. Tires must be rotated every 5,000-6,000 miles. Tire tread depth must be measured regularly and tires with lesser tread depth must be replaced. For tire rotation, balancing and replacement, you may refer to:
    https://santacruzeuropeanauto.com/european-auto-repairs-santa-cruz/.

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