Tires – where your car meets the road.
Never take your tires for granted. They represent the only part of your vehicle that touches the road. They play an enormous role in the acceleration, braking, handling and comfort of your car. For all these reasons, it’s important to make sure your tires are in optimum condition. Tires that are properly inflated, aligned within factory specs and possess adequate tread for your environment help ensure you get to and from your destination safely.
Keeping your tires properly inflated
It’s important to keep your tires properly inflated in accordance with your car manufacturer’s recommended pressure range. This helps optimize performance, minimize wear and foster safe driving. You can find the recommended tire pressure on the b-pillar inside the driver’s door of your car. Make it a habit to visually inspect your tires every time you fill up with gas, and check your pressure at least once per month
An overinflated tire focuses too much contact on the center of your tire, causing more wear in the center. An underinflated tire puts too much weight on the edges of your tire and causes excessive wear on the edges. A properly inflated tire evenly spreads pressure across the entirety of your tread, maximizing performance and minimizing wear.
Tire WearAs a tire wears, its ability to perform as design is minimized. A new tire generally comes with 10/32nds of tread. When your tread reaches 4/32nds, it’s time to shop for new tires.
Rotating Your Tires
Regular rotations help even out tire wear and prolong the life of your tires. We recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 miles. A good rule of thumb is to have them rotated with every oil change.