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What Are Safety Checks for Your Vehicle’s Tires?

Safety Checks for Your Vehicle’s Tires

When it comes to their vehicle, individuals rarely think about the tires that allow them to travel comfortably and safely from one location to another. Only until anything goes wrong does anyone pay attention to these bloated circles. It happens all the time, and if it does not happen to you, you know someone who does not care about tire safety much (or at all). If you ignore the condition of your tires, you may find yourself stranded on the side of the road, waiting for help. Ignoring tire safety can have serious and, in some cases, fatal consequences. Keep reading the blog post by Stop 23 Auto Sales in Listowel, ON to learn more about safety checks for your vehicle’s tires.

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Tire Inspection  

Having your tires inspected and maintained regularly will help them last longer. The state of your tire tread is one sign of the health of your car. Regular inspections of all four tires can aid in the detection of potential problems that may necessitate professional assistance. At least once a month and before and after extensive trips, inspect your tires.  

Check the Tire Pressure Frequently  

Your vehicle’s tires will lose air through the valve over time, resulting in underinflation. Tires with low air pressure have a negative impact on the driver’s ability to control the car and are more prone to friction. Excess friction generates just enough heat to reduce the life of your tire. Because of the higher rolling resistance, tires with low air pressure might impair your fuel economy.

Tires should be properly filled up

To avoid this: 

  1. Invest in a reliable tire gauge and check the pressure in your tires at least once a month. 
  1. Only do this check when the tires are completely cool. 
  1. Check for sure your tires are adequately filled according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

The tire inflation levels are printed on a sticker attached to the tire.   

There isn’t a single car on the road with equitable weight distribution from front to back. As a result, your tires will wear out unevenly. Because of the impact and friction, they are exposed to when you brake and corner, the front tires are often vulnerable to wear and tear. Switch the back tires with the front ones regularly to avoid uneven tire wear. This will ensure even wear and, as a result, a longer lifespan. After every 6,000 to 7,000 miles, this rotation should be performed. Your oil change should coincide with this period, so you may get your tires rotated simultaneously rather than having to do it yourself.

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Schedule an appointment at Stop 23 Auto Sales in Listowel, ON, and check out our services for your vehicular needs. You can also order parts at the dealership. Reach us for further assistance and information.