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How Are Your Tires Doing? Tips for Maintenance
Your vehicle's tires are crucial in ensuring your safety on the road. When it’s hot out, we tend to focus on other aspects of our vehicle–say, the A/C or exterior detailing–and forget about the importance of our wheels. This post will explore an often-overlooked aspect of vehicle maintenance: tires. Brookside "66" Service provides top-notch tire services to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
The Impact of Hot Asphalt
The scorching summers in Kansas City can take a toll on your vehicle's tires. The intense heat radiating from asphalt can lead to accelerated wear and tear, affecting their performance and lifespan.
High temperatures can cause the air inside your tires to expand, leading to overinflation. Check your tire pressure regularly to ensure it is within the recommended range. Improper tire pressure can reduce fuel efficiency, uneven tread wear, and compromised handling.
Hot asphalt and frequent braking and acceleration can accelerate tread wear. Inspect your tires regularly for uneven wear, bulges, or cracks. If you notice any abnormalities, it's essential to have them checked by a professional.
Tips for Tire Maintenance
To keep your tires in optimal condition, consider the following maintenance tips:
Regular Inspections: Conduct visual inspections of your tires monthly. Look for signs of damage, such as punctures or cuts. Check the tread depth using the penny test: insert a penny into the tread grooves with Lincoln's head upside down. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.
Proper Inflation: Check your tire pressure monthly or before long trips. Refer to your vehicle's manual for the recommended pressure. Use a reliable tire pressure gauge to ensure accurate readings. If adjustments are needed, do so when the tires are excellent.
Rotate and Balance: Regularly rotate your tires to promote even tread wear and extend lifespan. Additionally, have your tires balanced to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride while minimizing strain on other suspension components.
If you need a partner in your tire maintenance, Brookside “66” Service is here to help you with all of your needs. Come on in to the shop and ask about tire maintenance, and we’ll give you the low-down. We offer Diagnostic Vehicle Inspections to help solve problems before they become problems.
Experience Our Expert Tire Services At Brookside “66” Service
At Brookside "66" Service, we offer a comprehensive range of tire services to address all your needs:
Tire Inspections and Replacements: Our skilled technicians can thoroughly inspect your tires for signs of damage and recommend suitable replacements if needed. We provide a wide selection of high-quality tires from leading brands.
Tire Pressure Checks and Adjustments: We can assist you in maintaining the proper tire pressure to optimize performance, fuel efficiency, and safety.
Tire Rotation and Balancing: Our team can expertly rotate and balance your tires to ensure even wear and a smooth ride.
Remember to consider the importance of maintaining healthy tires. By understanding the impact of hot asphalt and following proper maintenance practices, you can extend the life of your tires and enhance your overall driving experience.
Make Your Appointment Today!
At Brookside "66" Service, we are committed to providing exceptional tire services to keep you safe on the road. We're here to help with your tires and more! Visit us today at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113, or book your appointment here.