Corny’s Sales & Service Inc Tech Question:
Hi, My name is Dan. My vehicle tires wore out early and I had to replace them. What can I do to make my tires last longer?
Corny’s Sales & Service Inc Answer:
Dan’s problem – premature tire wear, a common problem. There are several ways to lengthen the life of your tires:
First, tires lose air pressure over time, so check them at least once a month and fill them up as necessary. A sticker on the driver’s side door jamb has the recommended pressure.
Most cars, since 2008, have a Tire Pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Most monitoring systems will turn the TPMS light on when the tire pressure is more then two pounds below the door spec. Also, Be sure to watch the tire wear when you buy new tires, The door spec is a great starting point, but is not always ideal for even tire wear.
Tire rotation is also important to increase the life of tires. Your front tires take the brunt of stopping and steering forces so they wear faster than the rear tires. They should be rotated regularly so all four tires wear more evenly. Talk to us at Corny’s Sales & Service Inc in Knox for more information.
Out of balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear too fast. Knox drivers who feel a vibration in their seat or steering wheel may have a wheel out of balance.
Finally, bad wheel alignment and worn or damaged suspension can chew through a tire very quickly. Ask your friendly pros at Corny’s to have your tires inspected for signs of premature wear. Corny’s we will show you when tire wear is uneven, and advise of steps to solve the issue.
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