Tips For Keeping Your Tires In Good Condition

As you likely know, tires can be incredibly expensive to replace, especially if you need replace more than one tire at one time. Therefore, you're likely willing to do anything in your power to ensure the tires of your car last as long as possible. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your tires in good condition.

Check the Inflation

Before you drive your car, you should ensure that the tires are properly inflated. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can cause your tires to wear down quickly. If your tires are under-inflated, they will end up creating excess heat as you drive your car across the pavement. This excess heat can weaken the tires or cause them to blowout.

Weakened or blown out tires tend to be more susceptible to being punctured. Under-inflated tires also take far more wear and tear than tires that are properly inflated. The center tread of under-inflated tires wear out far more quickly than normal, leaving you with no choice but to replace them far earlier than expected.

Over-inflated tires are also susceptible to blowout and the tread will take more damage and wear down rapidly. In general, over-inflated tires tend to be good for your car's gas mileage, as such tires roll more easily. However, the slight increase in fuel economy is not worth the extra damage to your tires and the increased chance of experiencing a blowout.

Rotate Your Tires

In order to keep your tires in good condition, you should be diligent about rotating them on a regular basis. In general, front tires tend to wear out far more quickly than the rear tires. Therefore, every once in a while, you should rotate the front and rear tires in order to limit tread wear and extend the lifetime of the tires.

Try to rotate the tires of your car each time you change the oil of your car or every other time. It is important to rotate your tires as the tires may wear differently depending on the condition of the suspension, their position on the vehicle, and your driving still. Rotating the tires helps the distribute the tire wear equally.

As you can see, there are many things you can do to keep your tires in good condition. Follow the tips listed above and the tires of your car will probably last you many years before you absolutely must replace them. (For more information on tires, contact Road-Mart Tire)