Tires are one of the most important parts of your car, especially because they are the only part that comes in direct contact with the pavement. That means that they sustain serious wear and tear, which can lead to failure over time. That's why it is important to have your tires regularly inspected, rotated, and changed. Stop by Coastal Mitsubishi in Melbourne, Florida for all your tire service needs.
Tire inspections should be performed as often as possible, but at least once a month. Though it is great to have a certified professional perform these when you have your oil changed, for example, you can also do these at home. According to AAA, you should look for things like:
Tire balancing ensures that your tires are spinning evenly. This is performed by placing small weights on the wheel, which will limit vibration and ensure even wear. Whenever you have new tires added or a damaged tire repaired, ask the mechanic to balance it.
Finally, replace your tires whenever necessary. There is no basic rule of thumb, as it typically depends on driving habits and wear. One trick is to stick a penny in the tread upside-down, and see if anything above Abe's head appears. If so, it's time for new tires. For a more accurate guide, consider buying an inexpensive tread-depth indicator at your local parts store.