We get it, tires are expensive. Having to replace all four tires on your car can feel financially devastating.
However, you can make the most of the tires you already have by doing a monthly P.A.R.T. check.
The first day of each month is a good time to take five minutes and check your tire pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread depth.
Pressure: Inside the driver side door is a sticker that indicates the PSI for each tire. Ensure that your tire pressure matches the manufacturer’s recommendation as over-inflation or under-inflation can cause the tires to wear unevenly.
Alignment: While not an easy aspect to observe, your car’s alignment is crucial to keeping the tires in top shape. If you’ve recently felt the vehicle pulling to one way or the other, it may be time to bring your vehicle in for an alignment check. Also, if you recently had a collision or hit a pothole, then call us to inspect the alignment.
Rotation: Did you know that every oil change with Admiral Tire and Auto includes a tire rotation? Much like your oil should be changed every 5,000 miles, your tires should be rotated as well. Review your records, and if it’s been a while since your last service, call to make an appointment.
Tread: Each season brings unique challenges such as wintry icy roads, wet roads in the spring, and slick leaf covered roads in the fall. Having tires with plenty of grip is essential to navigating these varying conditions. Each month you’ll want to ensure that your minimum tread depth is 2/32nd of an inch. Not only is tread depth important, but you will want to ensure there’s no damage done to the tires’ sidewalls.
Doing your P.A.R.T. each month is a sure way to keep your vehicle on the road and your money in your pocket. As always, we are here to help. If you’d like a complimentary tire evaluation, stop by any of our locations or schedule an appointment.
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