How to extend the life of your tires
Investing in high-quality tires and regular vehicle maintenance is essential for keeping you safe on the road. Do you have brand new tires and want to keep them in good condition for as long as possible? The Auto Value Certified Service Centers team has put together a few expert tips to help you maximize their longevity.
Trust the professionals to install your tires on the rims and adjust the alignment. Incorrect wheel alignment can cause premature tire wear. Don’t take unnecessary risks: leave this task to experts at your nearest Auto Value Certified Service Centers.
Ideally, you should rotate your tires whenever you change the engine oil. A good rule of thumb is to do it every 5,000 to 8,000 kilometres. Regularly swapping the front and back tires ensures all four tires wear at the same rate, making them perform better and last longer. For optimal and consistent rotation, trust a professional.
Both underinflated and overinflated tires can affect your driving and compromise your safety behind the wheel. Get in the habit of checking your tire pressure every month or every time you fill up at the pump. This will help extend the life of your tires and save you money on fuel.
Does your car bounce all over the road when you go over speed bumps or potholes? Your suspension system may be worn out, putting undue stress on your tires. It’s a good idea to have your suspension system inspected and repaired by an expert at the first sign of trouble.
Storing your tires in an unsuitable environment can do a lot of damage. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations or, better yet, store your tires at your local repair shop, if possible. This will ensure your tires are kept in peak condition in the off-season.
Maintain reasonable speeds
Did you know that tires wear out more quickly at higher speeds? If you often drive in the fast lane or have a lead foot, you’ll probably have to buy new tires sooner than if you were to drive consistently within the speed limit.
Need to buy new tires? Want expert advice on making the right choice? Request an appointment at your nearest Auto Value Certified Service Centers.
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