How To Take Care Of Your Tires

Whether you put 20,000 miles a year on your car or hardly drive 5,000 miles a year, many factors can contribute to the wear and tear of your car’s tires. Just like every car component, your tires require some maintenance to help increase the lifespan of your tires. Since your tires are the only part of your car that touches the road, it’s important to take good care of them. That’s why our team of technicians here at C&G Auto & Truck has come up with a few tips on how to take care of your tires. 

Check The Air Pressure

Making sure you have the right air pressure in your tires is key to maintaining the life of your tires. Driving on under or over-inflated tires can decrease your car’s fuel efficiency, your tire’s lifespan, and increase your risk of a blowout. It’s always a good idea to have a tire gauge in your car so you can check the tire pressure wherever you are.

Rotate and Align Your Tires

This may not seem like a big deal to some drivers, but rotating and aligning your tires allows each tire to wear down at the same speed. During each rotation, we thoroughly check each tire to ensure there’s no accelerated tire wear. We recommend rotating your tires every other oil change and getting your tires aligned if you notice your car isn’t driving straight. 

Inspect Your Tires

When you inspect your tires, you should look for any nails or screws that could be puncturing your tire (especially if you notice the tire pressure getting low), check the tread on your tires to ensure they aren’t too worn down. To check your tread, try taking a quarter and inserting it headfirst into the area with the lowest tread and if you can see George Washington’s full head, it’s time for new tires.

If you need a reliable place to take your car for maintenance, you’ve come to the right place! Our team of certified technicians here at C&G Auto & Truck are here to help you get back on the road with high-quality repairs at an honest price. For all your car needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (843)-839-3691, or click here to contact us!