Don’t let tire problems get in the way of your next road trip. How is your tire pressure? Do your tires need to be rotated? Is it time for an alignment? Do you need new tires? While these questions can seem daunting, Lewisville Tire & Service professionals can help you maintainn your tires to ensure you do not miss out on the lure of the open road. From tire rotations to air pressure, learning what signals might indicate tire replacement or repair is important for every vehicle owner. 
 
Let’s begin with tire air pressure. Perhaps one of the most obvious tire maintenance steps most drivers neglect until it’s too late is checking your tire’s air pressure. Even careful drivers with perfect tire upkeep lose around 1 psi (pound per square inch) per month. Keeping this in mind, drivers should always be aware of air pressure in their tires and ensure proper pressure is maintained. Tire pressure and inflation directions are found in owner’s manuals and various other locations inside the vehicle - often the inside of the drivers side door. Check tire pressure after the vehicle is left standing for at least three hours for the most accurate readings and refill air during the chilliest part of the day. 
 
Maintaining proper tire maintenance will help to save money and ensure safety and dependability for longer tire life. Proper maintenance will encourage even wear & help avoid premature replacement while also creating a more comfortable ride. Follow your vehicles owner’s manual on the recommended frequency of tire rotations, but if unspecified, make sure to rotate tires every 6,000-8,000 miles. 
 
No matter how well maintained, tire wear and life expectancy is heavily influenced by your driving habits. Increase tire life by taking everyday steps such as: not speeding, avoiding quick stops or turns and missing obstructions when possible. Observing correct driving habits can be beneficial to decreasing wear on both tires and your vehicle if practiced regularly. Tires are a driver’s first line of defense to obstacles of the road and should be treated carefully.
 
If doing it yourself sounds like a lot of trouble the ASE Certified Mechanics at Lewisville Tire & Service can assist you with all of your tire needs! Let our helpful staff keep you on the road!