Your tires are what helps you get from point A to point B. If you take proper care of your tires and perform regular maintenance as you do with the rest of your vehicle, your tires will serve you quite well over their lifespan. Rotating your tires regularly keeps them from wearing unevenly and will also help to extend their overall lifespan. In addition to rotating your tires, you should also check your tire tread and maintain the right tire pressure.
There are several ways to check your tire tread. While there several tread gauges that can be purchased from your local auto parts store, you can also use the "penny trick". All you have to do is take a penny with Lincoln's head downward. Insert the penny into the tread of your tire. If there is any room between the tread of the tire and the top of Lincoln's head, it's probably a good time to get a new set of tires. If you are still unsure as to whether or not you have enough tread on your tires to last another year, ask the technician at Rolling Hills Honda to measure your tread.
Each tire has a recommended tire pressure that allows it to work at maximum efficiency. When properly inflated with the right tire pressure, the wear patterns will be even and your tire will have the best possible traction. This also improves your overall gas mileage, making your car more energy efficient. If you aren't sure how to check your tire pressure or aren't sure how much pressure should be in your tires, contact the dealership and have one of the technicians walk you through the steps. While you can always rely on the dealership for this service, it's still a good idea if you know how to at least check your tire pressure.
Visit Rolling Hills Honda for all of your tire needs, including checking your tread and your tire pressure. If you live in or near St. Joseph, MO, Savannah, MO, or Elwood, KS, call and schedule a tire maintenance appointment today. Having your tires thoroughly checked for leaks and other types of possible damage will prevent you from having an accident. It's also important to complete the inspection by checking both your tread and your tire pressure. Not only will you save money on gas, your car will handle much better as well.