Keeping Your Tires Maintained

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Tire Maintenance Improves Gas Mileage and Keeps You Safe on the Road

When was the last time you checked the tires on your vehicle? Keeping up with tire maintenance is an easy way to keep your vehicle in good shape. It’ll even help you improve your gas mileage. Here are some ways to keep your tires in good condition:

Checking the Treadwear

Tire treads are built to keep your vehicle on the road and give you better control when driving in wet weather. The tread on your tires is important to keeping your car on the road, especially in wet driving conditions. Tires have built in indicators on the tire so you can quickly see whether the treads have worn down too low. Keeping an eye on the treadwear will keep you safe on the road!

Testing the Air Pressure

Tires will have a recommended psi level that you can find either in the owner’s manual or on a sticker inside the driver side door. It’s important to keep your tires at the recommended level. Low tire pressure can result in reduced gas mileage and can decrease the handling and control of the vehicle.

Getting the Tires Rotated

Rotating your tires will ensure that the treads wear evenly. Uneven treads can off-balance the vehicle and cause improper alignment. Check the treadwear of each tire when you are testing the air pressure. Manufacturers recommend having the tires rotated every 6,000 miles.

If you need a tune-up or automotive maintenance in the Lombard, IL area, contact J1 Auto Repair today at (630) 932-4427 or come by our location on South Main Street! We have skilled mechanics who can get your vehicle working at top speed again in no time.