Sometimes it takes a flat tire for people to remember that they should be taking care of their cars more. To prevent your car from breaking in the middle of the road, you should become proactive in maintaining it instead.
Here are 5 care tips to keep your tires in tip-top shape:
- Check your tire pressure regularly
Your tires can lose roughly one pound per square inch of air (PSI) per month. A tire can lose more the more you use it and even more so in colder weather. Instead of relying on a mechanic to check it for you every time you bring in your car for a change oil session, you should do it yourself at least once a month.
An over-inflated tire is the same as an under-inflated tire, they both can pose danger to you and your family using the car. To be sure you are using the correct air pressure, check the automaker’s recommended pressure and follow it.
- Rotate your tires
To prevent wearing out of tires easily, you should rotate your tires every so often – or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. By rotating your tires regularly, you will balance the wear on the tires, improving their lifespan.
- Avoid Overloading
Your vehicle can only support as much weight as stated by the manufacturer. Overloading your car can cause tire failure and immediate wearing out, so do not exceed the stated maximum capacity.
- Keep your wheels aligned
Having improperly aligned wheels can create uneven wear on your tires. To make sure that your wheels are properly aligned, take your vehicle to a service station for them to do the proper adjusting.
- Match your tires
Upgrading and customizing your wheels can be quite fun but using mismatched tires can ruin that. When buying new tires, make sure that you buy only those that are suitable for your vehicle, customized or not. Always check the specifications of your target tire and check if they will fit perfectly with your car.
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