- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On September 26, 2016
At Sanderson Lincoln, we’re always so excited to see our customers drive off the lot with a brand new or used vehicle they love. That’s why we want you to take every step possible to keep your vehicle in top condition for years to come.
Do You Know How Often Your Tires Should be Replaced?
Too often, vehicle owners wait until they get a flat or they start to see significant wear before they replace their tires. The truth is that having bald or damaged tires can be a significant safety risk. That’s why we recommend the following tips when it comes to ensuring Phoenix cars have safe tires:
- Once your tires are five years old, you should begin to have them inspected by a professional every year.
- Even when properly cared for, you will need new tires once they turn ten years old. This doesn’t mean you won’t need wheels before then, but if they do last, it’s time to replace them.
- The rules above apply to spare wheels a well.
Extend the Life of Your Tires by Following Proper Maintenance Procedures
Phoenix cars don’t have the same issues with extreme cold that other areas do, but there are still things that must be done to properly care for your tires. First, be sure you’re maintaining the correct air pressure. Most new cars include an air pressure monitor that will alert you if you’re low or high. The right amount of air pressure is listed both in your owner’s manual and on the inside of the door of most vehicles.
Next, make sure your tires are rotated on a regular basis. The right schedule depends on your vehicle and your wheels, but generally speaking, you may want to think about a tire rotation every other time you get an oil change.
Speaking of oil changes, the final thing you can do to keep your tires in great shape is to have regular maintenance on your vehicle. It’s easy to think of the individual parts of a vehicle as stand-alone elements, but the truth is that they’re all interconnected. Issues in one part of your vehicle could result in more wear and tear on your tires.
If you have questions about the right maintenance schedule for your vehicle or how to keep your tire pressure monitored, feel free to reach out to Sanderson Lincoln. We’re ready to provide you with exceptional customer service today!