Regular car maintenance is essential no matter what season it is, but it’s especially important to take proper care of your tires during the winter. You may think that you can care for your tires the same way you do throughout the rest of the year. Many car owners don’t realize is that the colder temperatures and bad weather can wreak havoc on your tires. It’s good practice to have your car tires examined, rotated, or replaced by an auto specialist every time the season changes. Here are three additional tips to ensure your tires are ready for the road this winter.
1. Conduct Regular Visual Inspections
It’s a good idea to visually inspect your car tires regularly. In the winter, you should take the time to examine your tires at least once a month. Not sure what to look for? If you notice any cracking, low pressure or see a significant decrease in tread, it’s a good idea to take your car to a professional.
2. Consider Different Types of Tires
If you live in a particularly cold are where it snows often, you already know about winter tires. There’s a big difference between all-season tires and winter tires, which generally have deeper tread and provide better control and traction on slick roads. If you know your area will see snow this season, consider opting for winter tires.
3. Check Tire Pressure Often
While monthly visual inspections are good, you should also make a habit of checking your tire pressure. Driving on tires with low pressure can be very dangerous, especially during the winter. It can also lead to early tire wear.
Need Help with Your Car Tires this Winter?
It’s never too late to have a technician look at your car’s tires. Better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your and your family’s safety. If your tires need to be examined, bring your car to Classic Motorsports! We offer tire repair, rotation, and replacement, as well as many other automobile services. Visit our website for more information or call (425) 348-4110 to set up an appointment today.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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