Be tire smart and play your P.A.R.T.
Maintaining proper tire maintenance and safety is simple and easy. The Rubber Manufactures Association and Pete’s Tire Barns recommends getting in the habit of taking five minutes every month to check your tires. This can you can save you time and money down the road by making sure that your tires have proper; pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread.
Under inflation is a tire’s #1 Enemy. It results in unnecessary tire stress, irregular wear, loss of control and accidents. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear to be flat!
Is your vehicle pulling to one side, or shaking? A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires. Have a tire dealer check the alignment periodically to ensure that your car is properly aligned.
Promotes uniform tire wear. Regularly rotating your vehicle’s tires will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle owner’s manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000 miles.
Measure it — and inspect it. Advanced and unusual wear can reduce the ability of tread to grip the road in adverse conditions. Visually check your tires for uneven wear, looking for high and low areas or unusually smooth areas. Also check for signs of damage. quicker than in the tests.