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Is it Time to Get My Tires Serviced?
Everyone knows you should change from winter tires to summer tires, and vice versa, and maybe you’ve recently bought some new rims for your ride, but your tires deserve lots of attention, as they’re the only thing between you and the road. If you’ve had your current tires for a while, but haven’t inspected them recently, do a quick check before you hop in your vehicle next time you’ve got somewhere to go. The rubber compound that your tires are made of slowly wear down due to the friction of the road, and it’s important to know that your tire pressure, tread depth, shape, and overall condition are still safe to drive on. Doing these checks will help ensure your safety, help you avoid flats, improve your fuel economy, and let you know when you need new tires. Not sure how to check for these things? No problem! We’ve got an experienced team of technicians that would be happy to show you how to perform these checks, or keep reading and we’ll do our best to describe them to you!
How to Perform Tire Checks
Making sure that your tires are in good condition helps to keep you, your passengers, and others on the road safe. When you’re checking your tires, you’re looking for equal tire pressure that’s set to the manufacturer’s recommendation. You can find the recommended tire pressure in the owner’s manual, or on the inside of the driver side door sill. Once you find it, use a tire pressure gauge to confirm the pressure, and fill or release air as needed. You also want to ensure that the tread is wearing evenly, meaning you’ve got roughly the same amount of tread on the outside, middle, and inside of your tires. You also want to make sure that the four tires are wearing roughly the same, though this can be slight off depending on the powertrain of your vehicle (ex. RWD vehicles will likely have the rear tires wear faster). You can check your tread depth and wear with a tread depth gauge, or in a pinch you can even use a coin. Doing so will also indicate if your tread has worn down too much, making your tires unsafe to drive on, which can even be illegal in some cases, as it is extremely dangerous. Any additional surface stress, wear and tear, or leaks are a good indication that it’s time to have your tires assessed by a professional.
Get Your Tires Serviced at Toyota Northwest Edmonton
Our experienced technicians know exactly what to look for
Don’t let worn down tires be a threat to your safety, fuel economy, or convenience. For tire servicing, or new tires, visit Toyota Northwest Edmonton at 14240 137 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5L 5H7 or give our service team a call at (780) 900-5888 to schedule a Tire Service.