With winter only a few short months away, it makes sense for car owners to focus on making sure their car is ready to take on cold temperatures and inclement weather. Most importantly, be sure you’re confident in the rubber beneath you this winter! Our tires are the only part of the vehicle that actually touches the icy roads, so now is the time to set yourself up for peace of mind all fall and winter long. Once your car is outfitted with a fresh set of tires, what can you do to maximize their lifespan?
After investing in a quality set of tires, an alignment can set you on a great trajectory by ensuring the tires are prepared to wear at an even, predictable rate. This service isn’t required, but it’s guaranteed to help your vehicle’s handling and extend the life of your tires as you begin to rack more miles up on them.
Drive With Bumps and Potholes in Mind
Here in the Frederick, MD area, we occasionally come across some bumpier paved roads and even some small gravel sections. Bumps can be unavoidable, but we can still maximize the life of our tires by steering clear of the potholes we’ve come to expect on our daily commutes. Over time, each harsh contact with a bump or pothole will slowly begin to knock our tires back out of alignment. If you can reasonably avoid this, be sure to do so to extend the amount of time needed between each tire service!
Keep an Eye on Your Air Pressure
Driving with your tires inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI is essential for tire safety and reliability, but it can also extend their lifespan. If your car is newer, you’ll likely receive alerts when it’s time to head to the garage and grab your air compressor or head to the gas station to top your tires off with an air refill. As you refill your tires, you can take the time to check your valve stems for any slow leaks, as even a small particle of dirt has the potential to cause a tire to leak faster. Also, be sure to resecure your valve caps after refilling to preserve their condition!
Schedule Your Tire Repairs with Churchill Auto Care
If you are unsure whether your tires are ready for maintenance, give us a call! We offer excellent service at a fair price for all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs. Our tires come with Nationwide road-hazard protection for three years through TechNet. To schedule an appointment, please visit our site, give us a call, or text us at (301) 620-7620.