Tires can be expensive, especially if you buy the best quality. At Jeff Lungren Chevrolet, we find that tires can usually last up to 50,000 miles as long as you take good care of them. Here are some key rules to follow for making tires last as long as possible.
Monitor Air Pressure
Driving on the correct air pressure is a really important part in keeping a tire in its best shape. Too much or too little can wear the tire down unevenly. Plus, proper PSI gives you the best traction and the safest driving. Check the pressure of your tires every few weeks.
Keep an Eye on Your Tires
If you try to remain attentive to your tires on a regular basis, this will help you watch out for things like low tire pressure or any damages. Try to get into the habit of giving your tires a quick inspection every time fill up on gas.
Don’t Exceed Load Capacity
Tires should never be stressed beyond what they’re expected to handle. Overloading your tires with extra weight can cause serious or sudden damage to the tires.
When In Doubt…
Always have your spare handy. If it looks like one of your tires might be damaged, or if one is losing air rapidly, put the spare on and bring your tire to Jeff Lungren Chevrolet so we can let one of our technicians take a look and repair any damage before it gets worse.