3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Tires

Today I have a guest post at Saving Cents with Sense about my Tour de Tire tire buying experience earlier this month. Head over to Saving Cents with Sense to learn how you can save money next time you buy tires!

If you’re stopping by from my post over at Saving Cents with Sense, welcome! I’m talking tires here today, too.

When I bought my tires earlier this month I learned a few tips about how to care for them and help them last and not wear out early. The assistant manager at Disocunt Tire was very nice and gave me 3 tips for extending the life of tires.

3 Ways To Extend The Life of Your Vehicle’s Tires

1. Monitor Tire Pressureat least once a month you should check your tire’s pressure. Make sure the tires are cool, so first thing in the morning is a good time. Check the tire for the proper pressure (measured in PSI, pounds per square inch), and keep the tires properly inflated to keep them from wearing unevenly. Under-inflated or over-inflated tires may cause poor handling or poor fuel consumption, in addition to the uneven wear.

2. Rotate Tires — Rotating your tires is an essential part of tire maintenance. The main purpose of regularly rotating tires is to achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. Check your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for information on how frequently you should rotate the tires. If there is no information, tires should be rotated at least every 6,000 miles.

3. Balance the Tires — Keeping tires balanced will help give you a smoother ride and minimize tire wear. Precision balancing helps to keep vibration at a minimum. All the imperfections in the roads add to tire wear and imbalance, so having your tires balanced every 3,000 – 6,000 miles will give your tires a longer life.

Implementing these 3 tips will allow you to keep your car riding comfortable, save money on gas, improve tire wear and maximize your investment in your tires. Tire maintenance and tire care are important parts of keeping your vehicle performing well.

Do you have other car care tips to share? Would love to hear how you make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape.

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Sara

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4 thoughts on “3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Tires”

  1. Great tips! My dad taught us to take care our things and taught us about this when we were learning to drive and even to change a tire. 😀

    Came by through Mingle Monday!

    Have a great day!
    Sherry

    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thanks for stopping by on Mingle Monday! You dad taught you good things. So many of us – boys/girls, men/women – don’t know much about our cars. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 18 and my mom taught me. I don’t think she ever thought to teach me about car care, but I’m sure going to teach my daughter.

      Glad you commented and shared your insight.

      Sara

  2. Thanks for stopping by for a Latte’. I just recently purchased new tires for my car and I learned an important lesson; rotate your tires on a regular basis. I know it’s one of the points you have listed and is a good one!

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