After the winter months, you will want to make sure the tires are in the best condition possible. One of the most important things to inspect is the air pressure in each tire. When temperatures drop and become cold, then air can leak out of the tires. Eventually, the tires will not be safe to drive on if there is a significant loss of air. As you test the air pressure in the tires, you will want to make sure that the vehicle has not been driven for some time. If you check the air pressure right after driving, you can get a false reading. Be aware of how much air each tire has. If you notice a decrease, make sure to schedule an appointment.
After Winter Care
You will also want to make sure that you are having the tires rotated when recommended. As the tires are rotated, different areas of the tires will wear. Typically they are switched front to back and side to side. This way you can help prolong the life of the tires for your vehicle. We can recommend when a tire rotation may be needed for your vehicle. During that time we can also check the tread of the tires. This will help determine if the tires have worn down. As the tread wears, you will notice the vehicle is hard to handle on wet roads.
The alignment is another part of the tires that should be checked. If the alignment is off, it will cause the tread to wear unevenly as you drive. This will also put extra strain and stress on the parts of the vehicle. If the vehicle pulls strongly to one side, the tires may have poor alignment. Anything that is out of the norm with the vehicle should always be inspected. This way we can help you to have a comfortable and reliable drive.