Express Car Care Question: My name is Dan. The tires on my vehicle wore out early and I had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?
Express Car Care Answer: Dan’s problem, premature tire wear, is a very common problem for Denver drivers. Here are several suggestions on ways to lengthen your tire wear:
First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check the tire pressure at least once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the driver’s side door jamb has the recommended tire pressure listed for your vehicle.
Another suggestion for lengthening tire wear is tire rotation. Tire rotation is an important step in increasing the life of tires. Your front tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces, so they wear out faster than rear tires. They should be rotated regularly so that all four tires are allowed to wear more evenly. Talk to us at Express Car Care if you’d like more information on tire rotation.
Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear out too fast. If you feel a vibration in your seat or steering wheel when you’re driving, you may have a wheel out of balance. It’s important to have your wheels balanced properly so the tires wear as evenly as possible.
Finally, a poor wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can chew through a tire very quickly. Ask your friendly pros at Express Car Care to have your tires inspected for signs of premature tire wear. Your technician will be able to pinpoint the cause and take care of it.
These are just some simple steps you can take to prevent premature tire wear. Give us a call and let us know how we can help.