How can I make my tires last longer?
As you rack up miles on the road, your tires become more and more worn down. Once they reach a certain point, you’ll need new tires. No one wants to drop $600 on a new set of tires, and you can push that off by taking good care of them. you’ll be able to do this by adhering to the tips for making your tires last longer, which we have outlined below!
If you’ve only filled your tires with air once, you may need to take another look at them. Fluctuations in temperature and frequent driving can cause tire pressure to change, and this can lead to uneven tire wear. Check the tire pressure at least once a month and fill them up as needed to prevent uneven tire wear.
Schedule a tire rotation
Tire rotations are often a complimentary service that some auto shops will perform if you have another service scheduled – but not always. Tires should be rotated every time you get an oil change, because the uneven distribution of weight between the front and rear tires will cause uneven tire wear if they aren’t rotated. Schedule a tire rotation every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, or every oil change.
Get the wheels aligned
A little bump here or there may not seem like much, but over time they can really add up and cause some misalignment on your wheels. When this happens, you’ll need to have a wheel alignment to correct this. Uneven wheels will cause uneven tire wear, which just brings you one step closer toward needing a whole new set of tires.
Getting new tires is never a fun item to add to anyone’s to-do list. If you need one of the services above performed, trust our team here at Royal South Mazda to take care of it for you. Schedule a service appointment with us today!