Buying new tires are often one of those painful purchases: you know you need them, and yet it can be painful to fork out anywhere from $400 to $1,600 for a new set of tires. While buying new tires is as inevitable as paying taxes, there are luckily some step you can take to lengthen your tires’ lifespan.
Here are four tips for keeping your tires on the road as long as possible:
- 1. Rotate and Balance: Make sure to have your tires rotated and balanced every 4,000 to 6, 000 miles, or whenever you have a tire patched or repaired. Because front tires wear out twice as quickly as rear tires on a front-wheel drive car, it’s important for you to rotate tires to extend their life.
- 2. Alignment Check: Make sure that your car’s alignment is checked every other oil change. A car that’s out of alignment can cause tires to wear unevenly, meaning you’ll need new tires sooner.
- 3. Pressure Check: Keep a good handle on your tires’ pressure. You should make sure the tires are inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications. An underinflated or overinflated tire can wear out more quickly. Especially check tire pressure when seasonal weather shifts.
- 4. Tread Check: At some point, your tires will wear out. It’s important for you to regularly check your tires tread, both to spot uneven wear early and to keep tabs on when you’ll need new tires. Tires with low tread can cause dangerous driving conditions for you. Learn how to effectively check your tire tread by visiting our Knowledge Center.
At Bryant Motors, we’re committed to helping keep Missouri drivers safe all year long. Continue reading our blog to learn about other driver safety tips, automotive recalls and the latest vehicle safety features.
And when you’re ready to purchase a new or used vehicle, come on down to our car lot on US 65 in Sedalia – on the left about a ½ mile south of the Missouri State Fairgrounds across from Sonic Drive-In – and test drive the car of your dreams!