How To Make Your Tires Last Longer

Tires on the road
The tires on your car, truck, or SUV won’t last forever, but there are some things you can do to make them last longer. Regularly checking your tire pressure, and making sure that you keep up to date with your tire rotation schedule, are just a couple of ways that you can extend the life of your tires. Learn more about tire care from Don Johnson Motors.

Tire Care Tips

  • Check the tire air pressure at least once every month. Your tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of pressure each month. In the cold winter months, they could lose more air pressure than that, while the hot weather of summer causes the air to expand, which increases the pressure in the tires. Maintaining the proper air pressure will help keep you safe on Rice Lake and Hayward area roads.
  • Your tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles. This is especially important with front-wheel drive models, which often experience uneven tire wear. Rotating the tires helps to ensure that they all wear evenly.
  • Keep up with wheel balancing and wheel alignment. When you have your tires rotated, you should also make sure to have them balanced. Uneven wear can occur when the weight is distributed to one wheel more than the other. You should have the alignment checked at least twice a year. Misaligned wheels will wear out a lot faster. If your wheels are out of alignment you’ll feel the steering wheel shake or vibrate when you’re driving. Wheels can get out of alignment if you hit the edge of a curb, or drive over a pothole, so be sure to watch for the signs.

Have Your Tires Checked at Don Johnson Motors

Whether you need new tires or simply want to keep up with the maintenance of your current ones, schedule an appointment at your local Don Johnson Motors service center. Learn about the difference between AWD and 4WD, and check out our service specials to find some of the best deals in the Cumberland area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We also have information on the longevity of spare tires.

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