Auto Repair in Mint Hill – How Do I Get the Most Out of My Tires?

Tires are probably the most well known part of a car. All cars have them, and everyone want’s to get their money’s worth, and rightfully so. Four new tires all at once can be expensive! But how do you make tires last longer? It’s actually quite simple.

Tire Pressure 

Keeping your tires properly inflated and even is half the battle. Most uneven wear between left and right tires is caused by one tire being over or underinflated than the opposite tire. Correct tire pressure in a tire also prevents uneven tread wear.

Rotations

Rotating your tires allows all four to wear evenly. Front tires tend to wear faster, as they’re used to steer, so occasionally swapping them to the back, and the back to the front, helps keep tires even.

Weight Distribution

On vehicles which haul, such as vans or trucks, too much weight on one axle can cause those tire to wear faster. keeping weight within the vehicle evenly distributed can help prevent premature wear.

Using Them

Tires that sit too long tend to “dry rot” which causes them to crack and become unusable. Making sure a vehicle is driven and not sitting can help prevent this from happening.

 

No matter what methods you use to keep your tires in good working order, they will eventually need replacement. If it is time for you to replace yours, call Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill at 704-545-5497 for an appointment.

Ken Manchester