Tires last longer
Many drivers put up with worn-out tires because a new set can hurt your wallet and looking for the best price in the area is a hassle. No one likes coughing up the cash for fresh tires, but driving with little to no tread is incredibly dangerous. What if we told you that there’s a way to make your tires last longer, prolonging the need for brand new wheels?
Get a Tire Rotation
The most recommended service for increasing the lifespan of your tires is a tire rotation. The process involves swapping your front tires with your rear ones. If you think about it, your front tires do more work than the ones in the back which means that they wear out much faster. When you rotate your tires, it’s almost like having a brand new front set of tires to work with!
Make Sure Your Tires Are Aligned
All four of your tires should be perfectly aligned. When they’re not, the tire that is misaligned wears out faster because it’s not rolling as intended. Imagine walking with one of your feet slightly turned in. That foot will start to get sore, and you’re more prone to twisting your ankle. Sometimes you’ll be able to tell if one of your tires isn’t aligned because you’ll have a slightly bumpy ride. Other times, the difference is so subtle that you probably won’t know there’s a problem until you have your vehicle inspected.
Inspect Your Brakes
Keeping your brakes in good shape works in tangent with proper tire care. If your brakes are worn to the point where it takes longer to reach a full stop, your tires are also suffering. The longer it takes to stop, the more your tires are skidding and slipping against the road. Find out what comes in a brake service.
Check Your Tread Depth
These tips will definitely help your tires last way longer, but that doesn’t mean they’re invincible. An easy way to tell if your tires are worn out is by checking the depth of the treads. A brand new set of tires have deep grooves and will slowly diminish over time (extra slowly if you follow this guide). Once the grooves are practically nonexistent, it’s finally time for new tires.
It can be hard to tell when it’s time to rotate your tires or check the alignment, so the best advice we can give you is to have your vehicle inspected regularly. You can bring your ride to any Prieto Automotive service center and our team will gladly fill out your vehicle’s report card in detail.