How to Extend the Life Of Your Tires

October 30th, 2017

Car Tires Where would we be without tires? Nowhere, literally! Without decent tires, our cars and trucks would not function properly. How, then, can we extend the life of our tires?

The best way to extend the life of tires is to make sure they’re properly inflated as often as possible. While this might not be a practical thing to look after on a daily basis, how about checking the tire pressure on your four tires at least once a month? If, for example, one tire has a lot less air in it than the other three, then you’re going to need to figure out what’s going wrong. Perhaps it has a leak and needs to be repaired or replaced. Anytime one tire is out of sync with the rest of them, then they’re all going to wear down more quickly.

Some newer vehicles are equipped with a digital tire pressure monitoring system. This comes in handy because a light will go off indicating when one or more tires isn’t properly inflated. Then, you just take your vehicle to a place where you or a professional can add air and you should be good to go. Did you know that having properly inflated tires not only extends the lives of the tires, but also improves your overall gas mileage?

Next up, when you get your oil changed you should also have your tires balanced and rotated. Keep in mind that front tires wear down faster than back tires because they do the turning. Therefore, switching them with the back ones every couple thousand miles ends up increasing the life of all four tires in an efficient and economical way.

If possible, avoid potholes and other hazardous problems on the road to keep your tires in good shape. In addition, if you can, check the tread on your tires to see if a penny fits in the grooves. If you can see Abe Lincoln’s head, then it’s time to have your tires replaced because the tread has worn down. It’s also a good idea to have a wheel alignment done when putting on new tires.

Are you looking for a new car with pristine new tires? If so, contact George Kell Motors at 870-495-2614 to discuss your vehicle’s needs.

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