tire maintenance

Keep Your Tires in Good Shape

When it comes to vehicle safety, tires are at or near the top of the Importance List. What many car owners don’t realize however, is that tires require regular maintenance in order to maintain their integrity and keep your vehicle safely on the road. With that in mind, are a few quick tire maintenance tips for your consideration:
Rotating/Balancing. Your front and rear tires perform different functions regardless of what wheel-drive your vehicle is and rotating them regularly is imperative to avoiding wear and tear. The American Automobile Association recommends this be done every 6,000 miles or so.
Alignment. Your vehicle’s suspension will become warped if your wheels are misaligned which can lead to serious problems for your car and adversely affect your tires’ lifespan; AAA recommends you get your wheels aligned every 12,000 miles or anytime you feel your steering veering to one side or another.
Proper Inflation. If your tires have too much air in them they can bulge which will lead to the sides wearing out quickly. If your tires aren’t inflated enough, they will sag which will also lead to rapid disintegration. Be sure to keep your tires at the factory-recommended PSI levels in order to get the most out of them long-term.
As always, if you have any questions about tire maintenance or anything else relating to your vehicle’s health be sure to give us a call at (205) 663-6088 or click HERE to schedule an appointment with our ASE-certified technicians!