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Tire Safety and Maintenance

Your tires are the only part of the car that has direct contact with the road. Tires affect your vehicle handling, braking, and safety. For optimum performance, tires must have the correct air pressure, tread depth, balance, and the wheels of the vehicle must be properly aligned. Checking your tires on a regular basis is an important step in protecting your safety and your vehicle. Ideally, tire inspections should be performed monthly. If you drive over potholes and debris in the road, live in a cold climate, or drive long distances regularly, then you should inspect your tires more often. The more often these inspections are performed, the easier it will be to find a small problem, such as a nail in your tire, and fix it before it becomes more expensive.

 

Tire Rotation

Tires on the front and the rear of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering and braking functions, resulting in unequal wear patterns. To gain maximum life and performance from your tires, it is essential to rotate your vehicle’s tires. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for mileage recommendations or consult with your local auto repair shop. Usually, tire rotation is performed between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. 

 

Tire Balancing

Properly balanced tires help minimize uneven wear and extend their life. When tires are balanced, small weights are attached to the wheels to limit vibration of the tire and wheels as they turn. Newly installed tires should be balanced and thereafter whenever a vibration is noticed. 

 

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment is the measurement of the position of the wheels compared to specifications that the vehicle manufacturers recommend. Each vehicle has specific wheel alignment settings. If any alignment measurement falls outside the specified range, uneven tire wear can result, vehicle handling may be affecte, and fuel economy can be diminished. You should have the wheel alignment checked and adjusted when new tires are installed and thereafter any time unusual steering characteristics are observed. A vehicle’s wheels are properly aligned if the car drives down the road in a straight line without drifting or pulling to either side. A drift or pull can be caused by problems other than just alignment, so a thorough inspection should be performed by a qualified shop to determine the exact nature of the problem before an alignment is performed.

 

Spending a few minutes with your tires every month can help protect your family, improve your vehicle’s performance, and lengthen the life of your tires. For more help on tire safety and maintenance, please call the automotive professionals at Tire Mart & Auto Express in Livermore, CA. 

Tire Mart & Auto Express

3511 First Street

Livermore, CA 94551

(925) 373-7111

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