1. Rotate Your Tires
Rotating the tires on a regular basis will significantly extend their lifespan. The car’s four tires wear out differently. If one tire wears out more than the others, the car will start pulling in the direction of the newer tires. For example, if you let go of the steering wheel when driving, (for a moment!), the car should continue to go in a straight line. If the tires have worn out differently, the car will not travel in a straight line. It will drift in the direction of the better tire. This is also the reason why when you buy new tires, it is best to buy them in pairs. Rotating your tires will help even out tire wear by allowing each tire to serve in as many of the vehicle’s wheel positions as possible.
During the rotation, the front tires are moved straight back and the rear tires are moved diagonally to the front. This will ensure that every tire will see each corner of the car.
2. Make Sure They Are Inflated Properly
Make sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommend level. This can be done when you bring your vehicle in or you can do it at home with a tire gauge you can buy at any local auto part store.
When your tires are properly inflated you maximize their life span and make sure your car drives as intended. With mixed match levels your tires will wear unevenly, wear out faster and cause your car to drift to one side.
3. Check the Alignment
When your car’s tires are in alignment it means your tires are sitting perpendicular to the road allowing your tires to perform as expected. From time to time, your tires can fall out of alignment. This is usually due to the roads you drive on. Potholes, curb checks, speed bumps and more can lead to this.
We can check your car’s alignment and make adjustments where necessary. To do this we hook up sensors to your car which connects to a computer and gives us a readout. We use this readout to align your tires. Sometimes these are simple adjustments and other times parts may be needed.