There are several things that you should check on your vehicle. You will not want to forget about checking the tires either. During the winter, you may notice the tires lose air quicker than the rest of the year. This is because for every ten degree drop in temperature, the tires could lose as much as a pound per square inch. When the temperatures drop suddenly the tires can lose inflation then. Each tire should be inspected, as well as the spare tire. If the tires are losing air on a daily basis, make sure that you contact us. We can then check the tires for what the reason they are losing air often.
The tires should also be inspected to make sure they are aligned properly. This will help them to rotate efficiently too as you drive. Tires that have poor alignment will cause extra wear to other parts under the car. This can lead to further damage and repairs being needed. You can tell if they are properly aligned, based on how the tread is wearing. If the tread were worn down on one tire and not the other, an alignment would be beneficial. Sometimes you can compare the two tires on the same side of the vehicle, or both that are the front tires, or both rear tires as well.
Checking the tread of the tires can be done quick and easy, by just using a penny. Place the penny upside down in the groove of the tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn down too much. You may notice uneven tread even on the same tire. To ensure that the tires are in the best condition possible, contact us for an appointment. We will check each of the tires for you so you will have the best drive possible for your vehicle this winter.