Tips for Maintaining Your Tires

Lifehacks for Your Tires

Your tires are the most obvious part of your car that needs to be properly taken care of. While checking “every so often” will allow you to catch most of the problems, something could slip through the cracks. Here are a few tips to properly maintain your tires.

  • Tire Pressure – Maintaining the proper tire pressure is essential more than just the tire’s health. Keeping your tires properly inflated increases traction, which makes the road safer for you as a driver. Driving on wet roads with underinflated tires is a danger in itself so before you head out, make sure you inflate your tires!
  • Inspection – It can be hard to notice if one of your tires has been damaged. That’s why it’s important to do a monthly inspection. Check each of your tires for cracks, bulges, and gouges. Make sure you have enough tread to maintain traction on the road. If you find any deformities or abnormalities, head to a dealership.
  • The Spare – If your spare tire is located under your truck, van, or SUV, it’s a good idea to service it regularly. While it’s a great way to save space, the elements can do a number on the tire lift’s metal components. Salt, mud, and sand can eat at it, making it useless when you really need it. To service your spare, raise the vehicle and support it with the jack stands and try lowering the tire. If it doesn’t budge, spray rust penetrator through the wheel openings.

Always be safe when it comes to maintaining your vehicle on your own. If you ever need help, or new tires, come in to Morristown Ford today in Morristown TN, to visit our expert Service Department