Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Keeping them in great shape allows for better performance, fuel efficiency, and safety. It is essential to provide your tires with routine maintenance and to change them roughly every four years.
At Toyota of Gallatin, we are committed to helping car owners in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison get the most out of their tires. We even offer tire maintenance and replacement services at our service center. Contact us today with any questions you may have!
When to Replace Your Tires
It is recommended that for car owners who drive their vehicles 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually replace their tires every four years.
However, in some instances, you may need to replace your tires earlier. If you experience a long daily commute to work or take frequent road trips, then you may find the tread on your tires wearing down faster and in need of a replacement sooner. Additionally, if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions, such as harsh cold and snow, your tires will wear out faster.
There are many ways to take care of your tires to keep them performing at their best and lasting longer. Let’s see how…
How to Make Your Tires Last Longer
There are many routine maintenance services that you can get done on your car and tires to help prevent excessive wear on the tread, allowing them to last a little longer.
- Check Your Tire Pressure
Tires can lose a pound per square inch (PSI) of pressure per month, and possibly more in the colder, winter months. Therefore, you should perform monthly air pressure checks. Incorrect air pressure can cause poor handling, rough stopping, and increased wear and tear that will heighten the risk of a blowout. Consult your car’s manual for the correct PSI for your tires.
- Rotate Your Tires Regularly
It is recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000 miles. Rotating your tires allows for even wear distribution, creating better tire performance. Distributing the wear also aids in preventing flat tires and helps your tires to last longer.
- Balance Your Wheels
Every tire, even new ones, has a heavy spot in it. This spot can cause vibration and uneven tire wear. When you bring your car in for a tire rotation, have them balance your wheels as well.
- Check Your Alignment
If your car is actively pulling or drifting to one side, then your alignment may be off. Misalignment can occur naturally over time or from hitting a curb or pothole. Even the smallest misalignment can cause an increase in tire tread wear. Have your alignment checked every two years, unless your car is pulling heavily to one side, in which case you should have it checked immediately.
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Our Tire Service Center
Our experienced technicians are happy to assist you in all your tire maintenance needs from rotations to alignment checks.
When you need new tires, our center is here to help, as well. Our technicians are trained to find the right tire for your vehicle and lifestyle. They will fit your car with the proper tires and have you hitting the road with confidence.
Be sure to check our website for any current tire specials and promotions we may be offering.
Visit our Tire Center
Whether you need routine tire maintenance or all new tires, our tire service center is here to assist you. We take pride in our attention to detail and excellent customer service. Drivers in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison can stop by or call our service center today to schedule an appointment. Visit Toyota of Gallatin today!