A tire inspection for your car is just as important as getting the oil changed and having the brakes looked at. It is one of the essential pieces to a car that you simply cannot drive around without. Or, you cannot drive around properly without the correct amount of air in the tires, the correct amount of tread and even the alignment. A tire inspection can be done as the car is up on the lift getting the oil changed or even when the brakes are getting looked at. Routine maintenance of the tires will make the difference between getting to where you are supposed to be safer or sitting on the side of the road with a flat and waiting for a tow truck to get you. If you are not sure how often to have the tires inspected, make sure to contact us. We can advise a schedule that is best for you and your vehicle.
Inspect the Tires on a Regular Basis
A tire inspection is exactly what it sounds like. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. The visual inspection will tell if there are any cracks, minute holes that need to be patched up or even if the tread is low and the wires in the tire’s frame are coming out. Other ways to inspect the tire include checking the air pressure and having it aligned. Both of those types of checks require special tools and are best done by technicians in a shop so that you know it was done right and accurately and it is safe to have that car or truck out on the road.
Replace the Tires when Needed
Tires are something that wears down the more they are used on your car. You can get a lot of miles on your car, but only when the tires function properly. A tire running down the road that is not inflated to the correct tire pressure will wear much faster than a tire that is. If you are not sure what the proper air pressure should be for the tires, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct amount. This way you can make sure you do not travel with tires that are under inflated or that are over inflated.
Know when to Align the Tires
Aligning the tires is not something you do by eyeballing it. The car is placed on a sensitive equipment stand so that the angle of all four tires is checked and adjusted. For example, one tire might be unbalanced and face in or out a couple of degrees off compared to the rest of the tires. Those few degrees can cause problems with how the vehicle handles as it drives down the road or it can make a difference on the tire wear. Uneven tire wear can affect one tire or maybe even two, depending on the direction it faces. If the tires are not aligned, it can end up doing more damage and costing you more in the long run.