Tire Care

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                                           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 doorjamb 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 than two pounds below the tire specification shown on the driver’s doorpost. Also, be sure to inspect the tire wear of your old tires. The door specification 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 and will wear faster than the rear tires. The tires should be rotated regularly to keep all four tires wearing evenly. 

Out-of-balance wheels can also cause a tire to wear quickly. You may notice a vibration in the seat or the steering wheel when a wheel/tire is 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. At Corny’s, we will show you when tire wear is uneven, and advise the necessary steps to solve the issue.

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All advice and information is free to try completely at owners risk.