The tires of your vehicle should never be ignored, especially in the winter. If you are not sure what to look for, bring the vehicle in. Also, if you notice any issues with them, contact us. Notice anything that might be out of the norm. If the vehicle pulls in one direction or the other, it could be from the tires. If the tires are not balanced, you may notice an unbalanced wobble to the vehicle. Follow regular maintenance for your vehicle as well.
One of the first things to check is the tread wear for the tires. If it is low and worn, then the tire will not have the best grip on the road. You can easily check the tread of the tires by placing a penny upside down in the groove. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread is too low. With low tread the tires will slide and not have proper handling of the road. If the tread is wearing unevenly on the tire or from one tire to another, bring it in. Having the tires rotated or aligned can help keep the tread in the best condition.
You should also check the air pressure for all the tires. Driving the tires with air that is too low or too inflated can lead to issues. In the winter, the colder temperatures result in air being lost more often from the tires of the vehicle. When it becomes continuous, there can be a much larger issue. By bringing the vehicle in, we will check the tire, valve stem, and rim. Each tire should be inspected for any issues. Also check the spare tire of the vehicle. If one of the regular tires blows, then you will have to rely on the spare tire to get you to a safe place.