Tire pressure is one of the most important and neglected parts of car maintenance. Good tire pressure means:
- Better fuel economy
- Better traction on the road for safer driving
- Better chance that your tires will wear evenly, preventing flats
Although we love to help fix your flat tires, we also want you to avoid flats in the future as we know how annoying they can be!
But first, do you know what tire pressure your tires should have?
Do you know how to check them properly and regularly?
Let’s break it all down.
Although most manufacturers recommend that you get your tires replaced if they are 7 years old, you could end up replacing them even sooner than that if they’re worn down, neglected, or damaged. Just like getting your oil changed or adding brake fluid, your tires need proper care if you want them to last – here’s what you need to know about taking proper care of your tires and getting the most out of your investment.
There are a lot of unfortunate outcomes that can come from tires that are worn and have a thin tread – loss of traction, hydroplaning, short stopping distance, and more. It can seem like a head-scratcher to figure out when tires need to be replaced, but it doesn’t take a trip to the mechanic!
Here are three really simple ways to check on tires. The best part is they take less than a minute, and are totally free.
Seasonal changes can have a huge impact on your vehicle. With the summer months comes heat, humidity, and other weather issues that can cause all kinds of problems for your car -- especially your tires.
Learning how to do some basic car and tire checks yourself can help you keep your car and tires in good shape, no matter what the season.
Here are seven simple but important things you’ll want to look at to make sure your car is ready for summer.
Tire tread wear can result in potential problems for the vehicle such as over or under-inflation of the tire, poor wheel alignment, and incorrect camber angle.
To avoid such issues, it’s pertinent to keep an eye on the tire tread depth and replace the tires when they get worn out.
You really can’t say exactly when your tires will go bad. So many things can affect them, including how and where you drive. But age and wear will eventually catch up with them. There’s a good reason why the replacement passenger tire market was $26 billion in 2020. However, regular maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your wheels longer and safer.
Fortunately, many tasks are simple and don’t require a lot of money or time. Bear in mind that damaged tires can reduce your gas mileage significantly, making the cost of neglecting regular maintenance even higher. It also poses a safety hazard that puts you and your passengers at risk.
Potholes aren’t just a nuisance. They’re also expensive. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that they cost vehicle owners about $3 billion each year. The repairs aren’t cheap, averaging on average $300 a pop. The freeze-and-thaw cycle during the winter and spring is one of the leading causes of this damage. However, wear and tear also take a toll.
Throughout the process of figuring out what tires your vehicle needs, you might come across what’s called “Load Index” or “Load Rating”. These numbers are indicated on the sidewall of the tire near the tire size and other numbers and letters that display the tire’s specifications.
Nokian Tyres uses Aramid technology to keep drivers safe and to protect against damage caused by potholes or other road hazards.
Everyone can expect to change their tires at some point the longer that they own their car. It’s a necessary part of owning a vehicle. Questions come when you decide how much you want to spend on the replacement tires.
Everyone wants to save money, but will the cheapest tires on the market get the job done?