Tire Safety & Maintenance in Lamesa, TX
Tire Safety and Maintenance at Premier Ford of Lamesa
Your vehicle’s tires are a major component of your vehicle because they are the only part that makes contact with the road. Tires affect how your vehicle handles, rides, brakes, and even safety. To maintain performance and safety, tires must be properly balanced, have the correct air pressure, tread depth, and must be properly aligned. Premier Ford of Lamesa provides the best tire maintenance in the Hobbs area.
Checking Tire Treads
To maintain traction on wet and slippery roads, it is essential for tires to have good tread. It is recommended that the tread is checked at least once a month for uneven or excessive tire wear. There is a simple test that can be done at home to check out the tire’s tread. Use a penny with Lincoln’s head pointed down and place it in the tread of your tire. If the top of Lincoln’s head disappears, then the tread on your tires is very low. When there is low or uneven tread, this can cause sliding when braking, turning or accelerating. Maintain your safety on the roads of Lamesa by taking your vehicle to our service center.
Indications Of Tire Wear
A flat tire, premature tire wear, or even a blowout can occur from poor tire maintenance. There are other factors that can also affect tire wear. Both a worn suspension and wheel alignment have a direct effect on tire wear and performance. You can look for these problems with a visual inspection:
- Under Inflation
- Over Inflation
- Erratic Tread Wear
- Tread Wear On One Edge of the Tire
- Raised Portion of the Sidewall
There are other indications of tire wear as well, that you may notice while driving. Unusual vibrations can indicate a tire with a tread that may have a flat spot or a tire that has a separated belt. If your vehicle pulls to one side, this may also indicate damage to a tire or underinflation.
Inspecting Tire Inflation
The easiest way to help extend the life of your tires and maintain good gas mileage is by keeping your tires properly inflated. You can check the pressure on your tires with a tire gauge at least once a month. The best way to get an accurate reading of your tire’s pressure is by checking before the vehicle has been driven. Warm tires can result in a pressure that is 5 psi higher than what it actually is. The recommended tire pressure for your specific tires can be found in your owner’s manual or driver’s door.
Proper Tire Maintenance
Providing your vehicle with proper tire maintenance can not only help save you money in the long run but also keep you safe on the road. Bringing your vehicle into our service center to get your tires rotated, balanced, or aligned ensures that you will gain maximum performance from your tires while keeping you from sliding all over the road. Our service technicians are highly trained to perform any and all tire services on many makes and models. Keep your family safe by spending a few minutes checking your tires, or scheduling a service appointment.