How to Make Your Tires Last Longer
Your vehicle’s tires represent a big investment, but it’s too easy to just forget about them and keep driving until they wear out or fail. The folks at Allen Samuels Direct want to share some tips with you on how to make your tires last longer and get the most out of that investment. Learn more now, and rely on us for all your future tire maintenance needs in the Grapevine area!
Check Tire Pressure Monthly
Did you know that tires can lose as much as a pound of pressure every month? Underinflated tires will wear quicker and will cost you in fuel economy due to heightened rolling resistance. They will also affect braking and handling performance, and even long-life tires are at greater risk of failure due to heat buildup. Refer to the tire pressure placard on the driver’s door frame and remember to only check and inflate tires after they’re already hot.
Regularly Rotate Your Tires
Due to the forces of braking and corner and the vehicle’s uneven weight distribution, front tires are always going to wear faster. That’s why you need to rotate the tires roughly every 5,000 miles for even wear. Failing to rotate tires can invalidate a tire warranty. Need a tire rotation? Our service department is located conveniently near Ft Worth.
Balance Your Wheels
When you have the tires rotated, it’s a good idea to have the wheel balance checked as well. As tires wear down, the mass of the tires changes and slight differences in balance will set in. If you notice a persistent vibration, it’s definitely time to have the balance checked.
Inspect Your Tires
From time to time, check your tires for:
- Sidewall damage or scuffs
- “Scalloped” or sawtooth wear pattern
- Bulges, tread separation or other signs of failure
- Foreign objects and debris
- Uneven wear at edges, which brings us to our next point…
Align Your Wheels
A front wheel that’s slightly off of factory alignment spec will wear the tire unevenly. It might only take a hard hit on a pothole or curb to alter alignment, so it’s a good idea to have your wheels aligned at least twice yearly. If you have questions, consult our online service tips or give us a call!
Rely on Allen Samuels Direct for Tire Service!
The good news is that there are plenty of long-life tires on the market, as tire designs and formulations improve. With this set of tips on how to make your tires last longer, the service department at Allen Samuels Direct can help you really get your money’s worth out of those tires. Just reach out to us if you have any questions or need to set up an appointment with our service department! Learn more service tips and tricks with Allen Samuels Direct and learn about your car’s oil change schedule! We’re located conveniently near Irving.