You should obviously take care of your car’s tires at all times of the year. But you should be especially mindful about caring for them in the spring. After a long winter, you’ll probably be spending more time out on the road once it warms up. And that’ll make spring tire care essential.
Here are a few tips that will help you take care of your tires this spring:
Check the air pressure in your tires
The fluctuating temperatures in the spring can wreak havoc on the air pressure in your car’s tires. One day, your tires will be just fine and the next, your tires will look like they’re low on air. Get into the habit of checking your air pressure every so often and add air to your tires as necessary. This will prevent your tires from taking a toll on your fuel efficiency or blowing out while you’re driving around.
Consider rotating your tires
When is the last time you had your car’s tires rotated? Most tire manufacturers recommend rotating tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. It prevents tires from wearing out unevenly and keeps tire warranties intact in the process. Take your car in for a tire rotation if it’s been quite some time since your last one. It’ll extend the life of your tires and make sure they’re ready for the spring.
Steer clear of potholes in the road
Most people associate potholes with the wintertime. But the spring is actually when most potholes open up. When it starts to get warmer outside, it’s not uncommon for potholes to start to form. Be on the lookout for potholes at all times and do your best to avoid them. You could do a lot of damage to your tires, your rims, and other parts of your car by hitting the wrong pothole.
Issues with tires cause thousands of car accidents all across the U.S. every year. If you’re in the process of building a legal case based on a tire problem, 4N6XPRT Systems can set you up with the tools you’ll need to be successful. Call us at 619-464-3478 today to get started!