3 Ways to Keep Your Tires Healthy
Does your steering wheel vibrate when you drive? Are your tires wearing unevenly? While regular vehicle maintenance is vital, don’t overlook the health of your tires. Otherwise, you may need to replace the entire set of 4 – which can be quite costly.
Here are 3 ways to keep your tires healthy!
1. Rotate Your Tires
Tread wear is more common in rear-wheel-drive than front-wheel-drive vehicles. That said, your tire treads will still wear. You’ll preserve an equal amount of tread by rotating your wheels and maintaining uniform tread on all four tires ensures a more pleasant and comfortable ride.
2. Check Your Tire Balance
If your car’s tires are not balanced correctly, it could be dangerous to drive – the car may start to shake or vibrate when steering. When tires are properly balanced, this will not happen. Balancing your tires also helps them wear evenly, which means that you will need to replace them less often.
3. Schedule A Wheel Alignment
Tires that are properly rotated and aligned can last up to twice as long as those that are not. Rotating and aligning your tires can also protect your vehicle’s suspension by reducing vibration. Like unbalanced tires, misaligned tires can also cause vibrations, which in turn can cause extra wear on your suspension.
“How do I know if my tires are healthy?” you might wonder. There are several indicators that your vehicle needs an alignment:
- Squealing/noise from the tires
- Vehicle pulling to the left or right
- Uneven wear on your tires