As a car owner, you know tire maintenance is important. Did you know, however, that there’s a lot you could be doing to extend the life of your car tires? You can keep your tires rolling longer and make driving your vehicle safer with just a few changes to your normal routine. Here are four car tire care tips you don’t want to miss!
1. Rotate Your Car Tires Regularly
Tire rotation is an important part of car maintenance. You should ask your auto specialist to rotate your tires every 5000 to 7000 miles. Not only will this help your tires last longer, but it also keeps wear even, so you drive more safely.
2. Check Tire Pressure with the Seasons
Tire pressure can be tricky, especially because it changes when the weather does. It only takes a temperature change of 10 degrees to affect your tire pressure; so make sure you check it often, especially as the seasons change. Maintaining good pressure in your car tires is vital to keeping you safe on the road.
3. Keep Older Tires Up Front
Most people don’t buy four brand new tires at a time. When you get a couple of new car tires, you should always have them put on the back of your car, keeping older tires up front. This helps you maintain better control of your car, especially in inclement weather. This is even true for front-wheel drive cars.
4. Keep an Eye on Your Tire Tread
It’s relatively easy to remember to check your tire pressure, but very few people remember to check their tire tread depth. Your tread keeps you from slipping or sliding on wet or icy roads, so you should make this a priority. Talk to your auto technician about your tires and then check the tread depth monthly.
Get Your Car Tires Checked Today!
Do your car tires need some attention? Set up an appointment with Classic Motorsports today to get them checked out. We’re here to help with all of your car needs! For more information about the many services we offer, make sure you visit our website or call us today at (425) 348-4110 to schedule an appointment.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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