All About Tires: Everything You Need to Know About Tire Maintenance

Performing tire maintenance

Tire maintenance is crucial to ensuring your safety on the road and that you get the most money out of your investment. If you bring in your vehicle for routine maintenance at a trusted mechanic, they can stay on top of tire maintenance for you. Even so, here are a few things you should know:

  • Tire rotations ensure even wear: Your vehicle’s front tires and rear tires wear differently because of how they are used. By rotating them approximately every5,000 miles, you will ensure more even wear on them.
  • Proper inflation is crucial for gas mileage and safety: Check your tire pressure regularly. Under- or overinflated tires can be dangerous to drive on and can reduce your fuel economy. Remember, tires lose approximately 1 pound of pressure for every 10 degree drop in temperature, so pay extra attention to tire inflation during winter.
  • Tire tread depth means everything to your safety behind the wheel: Tires with proper tread depth are better at maintaining traction, especially in rainy or snowy weather. If the tire tread is too worn, then you can easily lose control of your vehicle. Use the penny test to ensure you are in the clear.

For more tips on tire maintenance, or to schedule a tire rotation with our Service Department, contact us at Coast to Coast Imports.