There are several things that you will need to check on the tires, and will only take a few minutes. This way you can ensure that the tires are in the best condition possible for when you drive. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. If there is an issue, we can advise you on the options you have so they are repaired and fixed.
The tread is an important part on each tire of the vehicle. Without the tread, the tire would not be able to grip the surface of the road as you drive. When the roads are wet or slick, the tread is what helps the vehicle to drive straight and under control. You can also test the tread depth by just using a penny. All you need to do is place the penny upside down in one of the tread grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is not sufficient enough. If you notice that the tread is worn significantly different on each tire, having the tires rotated can be beneficial. If you notice that the vehicle pulls or sways in one direction or the other, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tires for you.
When you inspect the tread of the tires, also check the air pressure amount on them. Having the correct amount of air pressure will help keep the tires rotating efficiently and effectively. The recommended amount of air pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. It can also be found on the inside doorjamb of the driver’s door. By having the tires properly inflated, then the vehicle will have better fuel mileage. Tires that are over inflated or under inflated will not have the proper contact with the surface of the road. This will cause the vehicle to use more fuel and power in order to have the tires rotate properly. If you notice that the vehicle has a bouncy ride to it, it could mean the tires are over inflated. This because the tires have less contact with the surface of the road when you drive. Also remember to inspect the spare tire in your vehicle. If any tire looks damaged or worn, it is recommended to bring the vehicle in so we can get the vehicle back into ideal driving conditions for you. Anytime you notice something out of the norm, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you.