Properly maintaining your tires is something many drivers don’t think about until there’s a problem. Fortunately, taking a few proper precautions can help significantly improve your ownership experience. Here are a few things you need to know about tires from us here at JBA Mitsubishi.
Proper Tire Inflation
Keeping your tires inflated to the manufacturer-suggested pressure may seem pointless but it comes with a variety of benefits. Drivers who maintain the optimal pressure will experience a smoother ride and better fuel economy. Their tires will also see a longer lifespan, resulting in savings over time.
It pays off to check your tire pressure once a week or so.
Signs You Need New Tires
There are a number of signs you need new tires. First, the penny test, where you place Lincoln’s head into the tire tread, is a great indicator of whether your tires have enough tread for optimal traction. A tire where Lincoln’s head is still showing has less than 2/32-inches of tread, which means you should get a new set of tires.
Tires are often subject to wind, rain, heat, and various other weather conditions. As a result, abnormalities, like cracks, and bulges, can form. Examine your tires weekly for abnormalities. If you spot any, it’s time for a new set of tires.