If you notice an issue when driving, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help prevent a much larger issue from forming in the long run. If an issue is ignored, it can result in a costly repair bill when it comes time to repair it. If you are unsure on the tire condition, bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you.
The first things that should be checked on the tires is the tread wear. If the tread is uneven, it is an indication that the tires are not rotating as they should. The tread should be worn the same around the entire tire. If you notice that the tread is not even, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. The same is also true if you notice any flat spots or large areas of worn tread. By bringing the vehicle in, we can inspect the tires to make sure they are aligned and positioned correctly.
Air pressure is important because a tire that is over inflated or under inflated will not rotate as efficiently as it otherwise should. If the tire is under inflated, it can cause the vehicle to have poor fuel efficiency. It may also increase the chance of it blowing out. If the tire is over inflated, it is more likely to pick up any sharp objects in the road. It will also cause bumpy rides when you are driving. This is because the tires will have less contact with the road.
Between regular inspections, also be aware if the dashboard warning light comes on for the tires. This can indicate that the tires have low air pressure. If the tire or tires are under inflated more often, it can be caused by a leak. Tires will typically lose air pressure during the colder temperatures in the winter, so you will want to make sure you inspect the tires if you notice the light illuminating.