How Do I Take Care of My Tires?

June 5th, 2018 by

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Maintenance is vital to keep your vehicle running properly for its lifetime, and in addition to your engine, your tires contribute to your car’s all-over performance. Taking care of your tires is key, but it can be hard to understand what’s needed to keep your tires working properly. If you want to save money and avoid additional tire service, it’s important to check in on them regularly.

How Often to Rotate Tires: Every 5,000 Miles

The best way to know if your tires need maintenance is by looking at them on a regular basis, and a tire rotation is the perfect time to do it. So is an oil change. Knowing where your tires are at with regard to wear and tear can help you notice any issues before they are too far gone or expensive to fix. In addition to checking your tires yourself, be sure to have a professional inspect your tires at least once a year or every 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. Worried about the cost of regular inspection? That’s why we have regular tire rotation and oil change coupons at Auffenberg Kia.

How Long Do Tires Last?

How long do tires last? It’s a question we get regularly in our service center, but it’s one without an easy answer. Some tires are guaranteed to last 80,000 miles (or more) while others have lower mileage thresholds. The thing to remember is that your tires will only reach those mileages if you take care of them. Rotate regularly, inspect for damage, keep them inflated to the right tire pressure.

Check Tire Pressure

Air pressure is also essential regarding how tires handle the O'Fallon roads, so checking that they have enough air is key. Reference your owner’s manual for the optimal PSI for your specific model. Pay attention to any alerts from your built-in tire pressure monitor regarding low pressure, and fill up your tires as soon as possible.

Monitor Cargo Loads

Your tires carry the weight of your vehicle and everything else inside. Ignoring your vehicle’s load capacity will likely lead to damaging your tires more often. Be sure not to exceed the cargo limit for your vehicle, or you can risk blowing out your tires.

Monitor Your Speed

Speed racers damage tires more easily than those who drive at a regular speed. Driving fast works your vehicle’s rubber at a faster pace, creating heat build-up that damages your tires and leaves you open for damage from road hazards. Rather than risk your safety, give yourself enough time to get where you need to go.

Schedule Service at Auffenberg Kia

Need additional help with your tires? Visit the service experts at Auffenberg Kia near Mascoutah. Our service center is here to help with all your service needs, and we’ll ensure your tires are working properly You can even learn more about how often to change your oil or how often to change a cabin air filterSchedule your service appointment today!

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