While there are many important components to your vehicle, tires are one of the most important. They’re your only contact with the ground, the 4 (or 3 if you’re driving a Reliant Robin) things that keep you going the direction you want to go! That means it’s important to know when to replace or maintain them, and how to check for signs of wear and tear.
When should I replace my tires?
How long your tires will last depends on many things, such as: type of tires, your driving style, and where you’re driving. As you’re driving, the treads on the tires get worn down, reducing their ability to channel rain or snow through the grooves. The easiest way to check your tire tread depth? A penny! Stick a penny upside down into the groove in your tires. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head over your tread, your tires and worn and will need to be replaced.
How do I check tire pressure?
Since how to videos are much easier to follow than a blog, we put together a useful video segment for you to learn how to check your vehicle’s tire pressure! You can find it here.
Do I need a wheel alignment?
A wheel alignment adjusts the angle at which your wheels and tires make contact with the road. It’s important to have a wheel alignment performed on a regular basis, but there are some warning signs which mean it’s time to schedule an alignment service. These signs can be things such as:
- Your tires are wearing unevenly (more worn on one half than the other)
- Your vehicle pulls to the left or right while driving
- Your steering wheel is turned while your vehicle is going straight (or vice versa)
As always, all of our friendly service departments are ready to help you with your tire needs or questions!