How to Make Your Tires Last Longer
Few people get excited about spending more money on their tires. Even people who love their cars want to maximize the amount of time on which they can use their tires. Armed with these tips, you can ensure that you get the most out of the amount of time you have with the tires.
Rotate Your Tires Regularly
A tire rotation involves moving tires from one part of the car to another. The goal is to ensure that the tires wear evenly based on the distribution of your vehicle's weight across the tires. If your tires never change position, parts of the tire will wear through quickly.
Generally, front tires wear out faster than those in the back because the front tires contend with the stress of steering and braking. If you replace the tires when they need replacement most, you may get much more use out of your tires. Set a schedule to ensure that you rotate your tires regularly.
Align Your Wheels Regularly
You also need to keep your wheels aligned to prevent quick wear and tear on your tires. You may need your tires aligned if you notice that your vehicle tends to veer toward one direct over another if you take your hands away from the steering wheel for a brief moment. You can also tell that something is wrong if your steering wheel vibrates a lot.
During tire alignment, a professional will assess your vehicle's suspension. They will then make adjustments to ensure that the suspension and other elements have correct alignment so that your vehicle's wheels are perfectly square.
Balance Your Tires Regularly
You can balance your tires to extend the life of your tires as well, especially because tires simply become unbalanced with time. When you balance your tires, you can equalize the weight of your wheel assembly to create a smoother drive. This also evens out the wear on your tires, much like tire rotation.
During the process of wheel balancing, a professional will place the tire on a machine that looks for places where the wheel has faced uneven pressure. A technician can then place the weights in the wheel in the correct spots to promote equal wear.
Look for Signs of Excess Wear
If you are not sure how to look for wear on your tires, you do your vehicle a disservice. Learn to recognize the signs you have a tire problem so you can act quickly.
The amount of air in your tire can show that you have a problem with your tires. An overinflated or underinflated tire can indicate that something is wrong and could put more wear on your tires.
You should also look at the amount of wear on your tires. Wear that appears uneven on the tires indicates that you may need to adjust your tires. In some cases, the tread is completely erratic, which could indicate that your tires are not balanced.
Get Your Tires From a Professional
Next, ensure you work with a professional tire company when you do buy new tires. They can guarantee that your tires are long-lasting and durable because they choose only the best tires available. A professional also tells you what you can do to better maintain the life of your tires.
You can count on Extreme Wheels to provide you with tires you can count on. We understand that you rely on your vehicle to get to work, school, and home. You cannot afford to drive around with tires that fall apart or simply don't get you from Point A to Point B. Call our shop today to learn more about our tire offerings.