18/09/03 BY GERRY
The tires on your vehicle are not a cheap investment. A good set of tires can run anywhere between $400 and $800 depending on the size. In order to get the most out of your tires, you should take simple steps to make sure that they last a long time.
Making sure the tires are properly inflated is the easiest way you can extend the life of the tires. If you drive on tires that are over or under inflated, the car will be harder to handle and the tires will wear unevenly. You should also make sure that your car’s steering is properly aligned, as this also causes premature wearing of the tires.
To make sure you do not get a flat tire, try to avoid driving on the shoulder or close to the curb, as this is where a lot of debris is found. Debris like nails, glass and other items can easily become embedded in the tires and create a flat tire. If a nail or screw punctures the outer wall of the tire, there is no way to repair the tire and you will have to purchase a new tire.
Taking steps to ensure your tires are properly cared for will ensure that they last a long time. If you are uncertain about whether you need new tires, bring your car to Auto World so that we can take a look at them for you.