Tires are what make your car travel worthy. When it comes time to head somewhere in your vehicle, you need to make sure your tires are 100%. However, most people drive their tires to the bone and don’t realize when they should change them.
Here are some tips how to make sure your tires are ready to go!
Age of the tires
The age of the tires on your vehicle may be an indication that you need to change them. Tires can wear over time and you should definitely make sure yours are not too old. If you’re unsure of how old your tires are, always ask a professional!
No tears or rips
As strong as tires are, they can easily become torn or ripped, if not careful. If you’re headed out on a road trip or just do a lot of driving, in general, you should check for rips or tears at least once a month. You don’t want to be caught off guard with a flat when you have somewhere important to go.
Get your tires rotated
This is a no-brainer when you’re a car owner, however, many people forget to have their tires rotated. According to tire experts, tires should be rotated at least every 6,000 miles. The point of getting your tires rotated is so that one doesn’t wear down faster than the others. It’s actually really inexpensive to get your tires rotated if you head to the right car shop.
Ah, yes—another thing you can do to make sure your tires are good to go is check the treading. It can be hard for the untrained eye to understand all of the “tread” mumbo jumbo, which is why you should definitely have this area checked out by a professional tire person or at least by someone who has experience.
Plenty of air
Your tires should always have plenty of air, but not too much. Air pressure is a very important part of making sure your tires are good to go. You can easily pull up to most gas stations and enter the air on your own. You can also check your vehicle’s car manual to make sure you’re at the right level. Having the right air pressure can ensure you have great gas mileage and it’s an overall precaution that keeps you safer on the road.
Your tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, although often overlooked. Use these tips to ensure you’re always safe while on the road.