Tire Safety Tips You Should Know!

Bronx Tire Safety Tips | White Plains Preowned Cars

According to About Autos, tires are one of the most important and one of the most often overlooked, safety-related components of our cars. Your vehicle’s tires are the only thing connecting your Yonkers vehicle to the road and any problems with your tires can be serious. Your tires affect your car’s ride, handling, and safety, so be sure you’re taking good care of them. Below is a list of tips curated by About Autos to help keep you and your car safe.

Regularly Check Tire Pressure

Time, driving, and temperature will lead to your tires losing air. Using a tire gauge, check your tires at least once a month, and always before long trips. If your tires are not inflated enough, or too inflated, they can malfunction and cause inefficient, unsafe driving. Your owner’s manual will express proper inflation levels, and you can fill or un-fill your tires to a safe amount depending on their measured levels.

Don’t Forget the Spare

Getting a flat tire is upsetting, but forgetting to load your car with a spare is even more upsetting. Be sure your vehicle is always loaded up with a spare tire, and make sure to inspect it so it’s safe to use in the case of an emergency.

Check Your Tires for Tread Depth

By placing the edge of a penny upside-down into the grooves of your tire’s tread, you can check the tread depth. According to About Autos, “if you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for a new set of tires.” It’s best to replace all your tires at the same time, but if you can’t afford that, at the very least you should purchase them in axle pairs (both fronts or both rears). Additionally, rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles to entire the tires wear at the same pace.

Stay Balanced

Your car may develop a shaking, back-and-forth vibration motion at certain speeds. If this is happening, “it’s possible that one of your tires has lost its balance weight,” according to About Autos. Have your tires re-balanced to correct this problem, which is fairly inexpensive.

Buy the Correct Tires

Depending on where you live, your car might benefit from having a different set of tires than the standard all-season tires. If you live in a place with heavy winters, consider snow tires during that season. If you live in a place that is always warm and dry, “summer performance tires” can provide your car with improved handling.

Inspect and Replace Your Tires

Always keep an eye on your tires. If you ever notice damage, have them replaced. They may not be cheap, but they are a significant factor in your car’s handling, ride, and safety. You don’t want to drive on unsafe tires, as it can be critical to you and your car’s safety, so be sure to pay attention and take great care of your tires.

Yonkers Automall would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your tires or other car maintenance issues. We would also love to be your dealer when you are ready for your next car purchase. Visit our Yonkers used car dealership today at 1716 Central Park Ave. or visit our website to get started on filling out our finance application!

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