Tires can be easily forgotten when there are so many other factors that can go wrong with a vehicle that requires internal engine and mechanical repair.
Tires can easily lose grip and tread with frequent driving, off-road driving and without necessary tire care maintenance.
With a tire tread issue, your vehicle is not safe to drive and will be unroadworthy. It is important to be in regular check with your tires to ensure that you are not putting yourself or others at risk on the roads.
Everyone knows that tire repairs and replacements can be very expensive, this is why it is important to check in with your car and the tires on a regular basis, to avoid paying large amounts on repairs and installations all in one go.
At Western Auto we believe in regular maintenance of any vehicle, here are four ways you can extend your tire lifespan.
- Stay tuned to any car alerts: Any car alerts are always important to acknowledge and monitor. Some vehicles will notify you if your tires are running out of air pressure and indicate to you the amount of air in each tire. Monitoring this regularly and seeking tire service from Western Auto is highly advised to avoid any potential incidents from occurring.
- Wheel alignments: In order to maintain your tires lifespan, investing in wheel alignment services is very important. Wheel alignments ensure that all wheels are directly aligned with each other to ensure balance, less resistance and a smooth drive. The slightest degree of misalignment between wheels can cause certain tires to pull out 17m for every kilometre travelled. This will be a lot of resistance for the wheel and tire to handle and wear it out far quicker. Wheel alignments are very important to receive to ensure a better performing vehicle and tire.
- Tire pressure checks: Regularly checking your tire pressure on a weekly basis is very important to ensure that each tire is sitting at their recommended pressure to ensure that the weight of the car and safety is being supported. If your tires are not at their required pressure, this can cause tires to wear much faster, tire treads weaken and there can be serious tire blowouts causing accidents and unsafe road situations. Checking tire pressure weekly will ensure that all tires are even and balanced, as well as roadworthy and have an increased lifespan.
- Rotating your tires: Just like we rotate other things to ensure they don’t wear and tear in one section, whilst the others are in good condition. Tire rotation is also important to ensure that tires are receiving equal wear and tear and use. It is almost guaranteed that one tire out of the four will have the most wear, that is why tire rotation ensures that all tires are being used equally and the same strains are being implemented on all areas of the car.
It is important to ensure that you are doing everything you can to keep your car maintenance at a high priority, especially when it comes to the care and maintenance of your tires.
Tires need regular maintenance to make sure that they are performing to the best standard possible and are receiving equal and balanced wear and strain.
Contact us on: (03) 9314 6522 today and speak with a member of our team to learn more about our variety of auto services at Western Auto.