Tire Wear

My name is Dan. My Car or SUV tires wore out early and I had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?napasa-tire-wear-oct-2013

Dan’s problem – premature tire wear – is very common for drivers. Here are several ways to lengthen the life of your tires:

First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check them at least once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the driver’s side door jamb has the recommended pressure.

Tire rotation is also vital for auto owners. Your front tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces so they wear faster than the rear tires. They should be rotated regularly so that all four tires wear more evenly. Talk to us at Douglas Automotive Repair if you have questions.

Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear too fast. Car owners who feel a vibration in their seat or steering wheel may have a wheel out of balance.

Finally, bad wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can chew through a tire very quickly. Ask us to have your tires inspected for signs of premature wear. Your tech will be able to pinpoint the cause and get it taken care of.

Give us a call at Douglas Automotive Repair today for all your tire needs.

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