How can I make my tires last longer?
If you’ve ever had to purchase new tires before, you probably already know that they can get pretty expensive. Tires can range in durability and quality, but regardless, a new set of tires might be a bit taxing on your wallet. With that in mind, it probably makes sense to do everything in your power to conserve them as long as possible. Check out some tips below for making your tires last longer!
One of the most important things you can do is to check the tire pressure. Tires can lose pressure quickly, and driving on tires that aren’t inflated properly can lead to uneven tire wear, not to mention a dip in fuel efficiency. The general rule of thumb is that colder months will lead to lower tire pressure, while warmer months will lead to higher tire pressure.
Have the tires rotated and balanced
Tires won’t usually wear the same, as different parts of the car weigh more than others and will result in uneven tire wear. To prevent this, it’s good to have the tires rotated and balanced. This will keep tire wear about the same, and prevent some tires from wearing faster than others.
Check wheel alignment
It’s easy to tell when the wheels are misaligned (steering wheel pulls hard one way or the other, car veers when you let go of the steering wheel). Not only is this tough on your car, but it can make the tires wear unevenly and in odd spots. Have the wheels aligned twice a year.
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