No matter where you drive, what kind of terrain you drive on, or how often you drive, your vehicle’s tire maintenance is something that you never forget. When you neglect to inspect and service your tires, you’re putting your safety on the line, losing money that could be saved over time, and bringing down the performance of your vehicle.
Tire maintenance includes regularly performing the following tasks:
- Rotating your tires
- Monitoring your tire pressure
- Checking your tire treads
- Getting wheel alignments and wheel balancing
- Knowing when to replace your tires
To make things easier for you, here are some of the signs that indicate you are due for tire maintenance:
Sign #1: Odd Vibrations
Does your drive never feel smooth, even when driving on a flat road surface? If you get random wheel vibrations, your tires may be improperly inflated or you require a wheel alignment and/or balance adjustment.
Sign #2: Tire Pressure Drops
In the colder months, it is normal for your vehicle to require a top-off on air. However, if your TPMS light is constantly on, showing that your tires are always low, it may be a sign that you have a hole in one or more of your tires. Bring your car to our shop, so we can help you check for leaks.
Sign #3: Uneven Tread Wear
If your tires are wearing more in certain parts of your tires than others, it can mean that your tires are out of alignment. Driving on poorly inflated tires can also cause this issue. Either way, it may be a sign that you need to replace your tires soon.
If you have noticed any of the signs mentioned above, we invite you to our auto repair shop for tire service. At West Coast Tire & Service, we offer a wide range of tire services.