Tires are the number one car part that you should never ignore. The safety of your vehicle depends on your four wheels. Knowing when to get tire maintenance and replacement is crucial if you want to make sure your commutes are safe. When you get behind the wheel, especially for road trips, you should quickly assess your tires. We've compiled this checklist of all the things concerning your tires that you should check.
First and foremost, your tires need to have sufficient tread depth. Without its grooves, it won't be able to grip the road properly. Tread depth is vital when accelerating or braking, particularly in slippery or wet conditions. Your tires should have at least 2/32 of an inch on their tread.
All your tires should be at the manufacturer's recommended psi. Under- or over-inflated tires can cause irregular driving and affect the handling and control of your automobile. Proper air pressure in your tires promotes smooth rides, better traction, and higher fuel efficiency.
Rotation, Balance, and Alignment
These are the typical tire services that your automaker recommends to ensure your tires last a long time. It would be best to follow the service intervals and pay attention to the signs of imbalanced or misaligned tires. Tire rotation, wheel alignment, and tire balancing prevent irregular tire wear and can save you money on tires over time.
Natural Wear and Tear
Your tires are exposed to everything outside of your car. Over time, your tires can get bulges, cracks, or holes from sharp materials like nails, glass, or rubble. If you notice an unusual appearance or obstruction to your tires, please do not hesitate to give us a visit.
Feel free to use our tire checklist so that you can have safe travels this spring and summer. If you need new tires or tire services, please give South Denver Automotive a call or visit today!