Ways to Extend the Life of Your Tires

Maximizing the lifespan of your tires is essential if you want to save money in the long run. Nobody wants to spend their hard-earned money on new tires sooner than necessary. As a responsible driver, consistent tire maintenance is crucial. Even if you're busy, some tasks take only a few minutes and can make a big difference. Here are some helpful tips to increase your tire's life and improve your ride:

Regularly check your tire air pressure.Maintaining the correct tire pressure is easy. The recommended pressure is usually located on the inside of the driver's side door jam. If you don't own a tire pressure gauge, you can usually find one at the gas station. It's important to check your tire pressure regularly since you can lose about one pound per square inch of pressure every month. During winter, the tire pressure can be lower, while during summer, it can be higher. Regularly checking the tire pressure can boost handling and performance while preventing unnecessary wear and tear.

Check the wheel alignment.Do you suspect that your vehicle isn't properly aligned? Take it for a drive on a smooth, flat road. If it drifts to the right or left, there's likely an alignment issue. Misaligned wheels can cause the steering wheel to vibrate and shake, reducing fuel efficiency and increasing tread wear. Even the slightest misalignment can cause problems. Have your vehicle inspected the moment you notice an issue, and get your car's alignment checked every six months.

Balance the wheels.During a wheel balance, an expert places weights on your vehicle to ensure that the wheels are equally weighted. At Big G Tire Pros, we use a high-quality, specialized machine to perform this service. As your tire wears over time, its weight may need to be adjusted. The process of adjusting the weight is quick and straightforward. Have your wheels checked at least once a year to maintain their efficiency.

Get your tires rotated.Rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or so can help them last longer. A tire rotation involves moving the tires to different positions to even out the wear. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, your tires may wear more in some areas than others. For example, front-wheel tires will wear out faster in the front. Rotating them can prevent excess wear on one part of the tire.

If you think it's time for tire maintenance, choose Pennsylvania's top-rated tire experts. Our team at Big G Tire Pros is currently offering a special on wheel alignment services for both new and existing customers.


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