Prolong the Life of Your Tires

Prolong the Life of Your TiresWhen you invest in a new set of tires, you want them to last as long as possible.

Here is a list of some things you can do to prolong the life of your tires:

  1. Keep them properly inflated. Over or under inflating will cause them to wear unevenly and prematurely.
  2. Protect them from the elements when possible. Store your vehicle in dry conditions out of the sun.
  3. Take care with storing spare and winter tires when they are not in use.
  4. Avoid potholes; although not entirely realistic at times, the more you can avoid potholes the better. Potholes do damage inside the tire, where you often don’t see it.
  5. Avoid sliding into curbs or running into curbs or items at odd angles; you can damage both the rims and tires, not to mention the alignment.
  6. Have your vehicle alignment checked regularly.
  7. Rotate your tires on a a regular basis.
  8. Avoid excessive breaking.
  9. Take care when driving through recent construction areas, parks, or grassy areas when you can’t see what you’ll drive over.
  10. Fix or replace a bad tire immediately, so the other tires don’t have unnecessary/uneven wear.
  11. Pay attention to noises and “whines” that aren’t “normal”.

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