Tire safety is often overlooked, even by some seasoned drivers. Inspecting tires regularly helps the vehicle operate safely and efficiently. There are some aspects of tire maintenance that vehicle owners can take care of themselves, but much of the more intensive tire maintenance tasks should be conducted by a professional. Before driving your vehicle, be sure that your tires are safe to ride on by checking their condition as described below. Taking the time to check your tires now could save you time and money in the future, and possibly help prevent a serious accident.
Inspecting tires regularly can help you determine if you need to have your tires serviced. Using a pressure gauge, check your tire pressure at least once a month. Keeping your tires inflated helps to prevent a flat and can also help you get greater mileage out of each gallon of gas.
Tread quality is important for tire safety. To see if your tire treads are worn and need to be replaced, you can perform a simple penny check. Simply put a penny in your tire’s tread groove upside-down, with the heads side facing you. If the tread obstructs Lincoln’s head, there is ample tread on your tires. If all of Lincoln’s head is visible, your tread is worn thin and your tire should be replaced. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you.
If you notice any problems with your tread, tire alignment, or other tire issues, it is strongly recommended that you have us look at your vehicle. Any vibrating, wobbling, worn tires, and tire damage should be addressed immediately. If you fail to have your tires rotated, they may undergo excessive wear and are in danger of blowing out on the road. No matter what issue you may notice with your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you.