Staying Safe: Proper Tire Maintenance

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Accurate Auto Body Denver No Comments

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Making sure that your tires are in good condition is one of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle safe. The lack of tread on worn down tires drastically increases the risk of accident and prevents you from being able to react quickly if something does occur. Of course, our auto body repair professionals can always help you keep your tires in shape. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things that you can do to improve their lifespan as well!

Tips on Proper Tire Maintenance

1) Tire Pressure: Tire pressure not only affects your fuel efficiency, it also has a huge effect on the wear and tear your tires receive. And if you’ve bought a new pair recently, you know that you want to hang on to them for as long as possible – those puppies are expensive!

Check your owner’s manual or the placard on the inside of your door frame to get the proper PSI and get yourself a handy tire gauge. Check it regularly and you will be impressed by how much a little tire maintenance can improve their lifespan.

2) Rotation: Driving regularly does a great job of throwing off the alignment of your wheels. Out of alignment wheels mean that the distribution of wear on the tires is off, causing one section to wear excessively while others are barely touched. You should be getting your tires rotated about every 6,000-8,000 miles to get maximum life out of them.

3) Constant Inspection: A good way to get in an accident is to wait until something goes wrong before fixing it, especially when it comes to tire maintenance. Most tires have a wear bar between the treads which indicates when it is time to replace them. When you see that your tires are fully worn, don’t put yourself or your family in danger by waiting, spend the money to get a new pair with good tread.

4) Properly Matching Tires: When buying new tires, try to always get at least two at time (front or back). All tires are different and driving around with different types, even if technically the same size, can also produce uneven wear and throw your car out of alignment quicker. They also handle worse in poor weather conditions.

Tires are the barrier between the hard steel of your vehicle and the sand-paper texture of the road. Keeping them in proper condition will not only save you money in the long run, it could also save your life. The good news is, proper tire maintenance is not difficult. All you need is a pressure gauge and trustworthy auto-mechanic. And we’ve got you covered on the latter.

How to use this information
At Accurate Auto Body, we can help you get the tires that are right for your vehicle and keep them in the shape you need to stay safe. If you are in need of new tires or wheel rotation, be sure to give Accurate Auto Body a call at 303-344-2122 or contact us through our website for more information and we will be happy help!

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