Tire care is an essential part of any car owner’s regular auto maintenance routine. By caring for your tires, you will ensure that your vehicle drives with the highest level of safety and efficiency under varying road conditions. To help you keep your car’s tires in the best possible condition, here are some essential tire care tips:
Maintain Proper Pressure
Car tires must be properly inflated in order to provide you with safe and responsive performance. By checking your tire inflation on a regular basis, you will be able to adjust the pressure level in your tires as necessary. The factory recommended pressure for your tires will be printed on the sidewall of the tires.
Schedule Regular Alignment and Rotation Procedures
In order to travel safely and smoothly down the road, your tires and wheels should be regularly aligned and rotated. During a tire alignment, your mechanic will make sure that each tire is traveling in a straight path when in motion. Tire rotation procedures will ensure that each tire is wearing down at an even rate. By scheduling regular alignment and rotation procedures, you will achieve long lasting and safe performance from your tires.
Check the Tread Wear
Your tire treads will eventually wear down after many miles of driving. One great way to check the level of wear on your tire treads is to place the head of a penny between the treads. If the treads only reach the top of Lincoln’s head, they are too worn out. Once your tire treads have worn too low, it is time to have your tires replaced.
When your tires are in need of maintenance, bring your vehicle to Greulich’s Automotive Services. We offer a full range of tire services, as well as top quality auto repairs and collision repairs. Call us at (480) 389-2358 to make a tire care appointment at one of our convenient locations in Phoenix and Tucson.