Car safety is an issue that should be a concern for anybody that drives on a regular basis. If you’re like most people, you probably use your car multiple times each day, and neglecting it could be putting you in harm’s way.
When it comes to winter, one of the most important things you need to think about is your tires. While your car mechanic may tell you when it’s time for a new set, it isn’t the responsibility of a car mechanic to do every bit of maintenance on your car.
Use this guide to help you make sure your tires are safe:
Rotate the Tires Regularly
Rotate your tires regularly. Tires don’t wear evenly in a car and if you don’t rotate them, you will end up with bald patches. You’ll also get more life out of your tires if you rotate them every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.
Check the Tread on the Tires
Check the tread on your tires regularly. While you may not need replacement tires, it is essential to make sure your tires will grip the road properly. Do this in the winter and the spring when the conditions change on the road.
Proper Tire Inflation
Ensure the proper tire inflation by getting your tires checked regularly with a gauge. You can buy one for yourself or use one when you fill up the air in your tires. A car with tires that aren’t inflated properly burns more gas too.
Get the Right Tires
Make sure you get the right tires when it’s time for new ones. While the person trying to sell you tires should help, they may just be looking to make a buck. Seek the help of a car mechanic that you trust or get some help from your car’s manufacturer. They’ll be able to steer you toward buying the right tires for your vehicle.