Your car’s tires are incredibly important for your safety on the road. You should check tire health often, so be sure to use these tips to stay on top of maintaining your tires.
Stick to manufacturer recommendations
The two worst things for tire health are overinflated and underinflated tires. Overinflated tires are too rigid, causing them to wear more quickly in the middle and be more susceptible to blowing on hot pavement. Underinflated tires, on the other hand, may reduce fuel economy and cause floppy, flat tires that wear more quickly on the edges.
Drive mindfully and avoid bad road conditions
Driving habits can affect the health of your tires, as well as driving over obstacles and hazardous road conditions like pot holes or sharp objects in the road. Pay attention to where your tires are going while you’re driving and avoid those hazards if you can.
Obey vehicle load limits
Only put the recommended amount of cargo in a vehicle. If you put too much weight in your car, the tires have to bear the brunt of the load to support the rest of the vehicle. Extra weight could damage them or even lead them to burst.
Inspect and rotate tires often
Always check tread depth and get your tires rotated in order to prevent uneven wear. Ideally, you should be doing this as often as you change your oil.
Keep your car in alignment
If your tires are wearing unevenly and you know it’s not your driving habits or improper inflation, odds are your suspension is misaligned. Have a pro look at it to get it straightened out.
Feel free to contact us at Linwood CDJR Hyundai and we’ll be happy to check out your tires for you or get any other service completed for your vehicle.