The winter months can cause serious damage to your tires – tires that will need more tread than ever during the rainy spring season. Proper tire maintenance can help you prevent hydroplaning, fuel waste, and the dreaded flat tire.
Here are some tire maintenance tips to get you started:
- Be sure to get your tires (and entire vehicle, for that matter) looked over regularly by a professional, who will notice things that you do not.
- Keep your tires inflated to the amount indicated inside the car door. Try to get as close to the appropriate number as possible, and remember that over-inflation and under-inflation are both bad for your tires.
- If you are noticing that your vehicle seems to be pulling to one side, the problem is likely due to one or more of the tires. Be sure to identify the culprit and get the issue solved.
- Learn the penny trick to evaluate your tires’ tread, and be sure to get new tires if necessary.
How do you make sure your tires are well-maintained? Let us know at 171 Nissan your ideas in the comments. We hope that these tips will help you keep your car in the best shape possible!