Properly maintaining your vehicle’s tires is a necessity if you want to save a good chunk of cash over the lifespan of your vehicle. Misaligned, worn, and damaged tires can all be a safety hazard and cause more problems as time goes on. Take the initiative to have your tires properly inspected and serviced!
Tread wear occurs as you drive and can be a significant safety hazard if you don’t keep an eye on it. Tires with less than 1/16th of an inch of tread likely don’t have enough grip on the road to safely drive in heat or rain. Bald tires can cause accidents, so take the time to use a small ruler to measure your tread or stop in at a certified dealership!
Misaligned tires can be a major hazard in that the steering wheel may pull in either direction. A really bad alignment can result in a crooked steering wheel even while driving in a straight line. Don’t hesitate to contact certified dealership’s service department if you sense there may be something wrong. All vehicles should have their tires aligned once at a year at the very least.
The front tires and the rear tires wear unevenly as a result of the different weight they bear and jobs they perform. As a result, the tires should be rotated regularly to extend their lifespans. Most dealerships will rotate your vehicle’s tires at every routine service appointment. Make sure to have your vehicle’s tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
Manufacturer-trained technicians are capable of examining your tires thoroughly. Routine tire inspections should be performed at every service appointment, but drivers can arrange for a more in-depth inspection as well. An inspection will reveal any problems, such as punctures, low tire pressure, and bulges.
Make a service appointment to have your tires properly inspected and service at Gossett Kia South today!