All About Tires: Tire Care Tips
Take care of your tires and they’ll take care of you — with better mileage and performance.
Tire care starts with you
Want to get the most out of your tires? They need two things: proper care and maintenance by you, and tire–related services from Tires Plus. Free tire inspections by one of our tire professionals are always available, and there’s even more that you can do to improve mileage and performance.
Find valuable tire care information right on your tire’s sidewall:
Simple steps to better tire care: Inflate, Rotate, Evaluate
Tires can lose one PSI (pound per square inch) of air pressure per month.
That’s why checking your tires once a month is one of the easiest things you can do to maintain them. For more helpful tips, visit TireSafety.com.
On average, tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles — and even more frequently for high performance tires.
Make it a habit to look for signs of tread wear or damage. Idea: Pick one day every month (maybe the 1st) to check your tire air pressure and do an overall check of your tires.
On front–wheel drive vehicles, the front tires wear out almost twice as fast as the rear tires. And a mechanical issue, like a misaligned suspension, could lead to uneven tire wear. To address these possible problems, make sure you rotate your tires every 5,000 miles (and even more frequently for high performance tires).
Does your steering wheel vibrate if you drive between 50 and 70 miles per hour? Your wheels could be out of balance, which can lead to poor handling, and reduced fuel mileage. For optimal tire care, we recommend a wheel balance check with every tire rotation. We’ll only balance any tires that require adjustment.
Valve stem replacement
Loss of air pressure is the #1 factor in reduced tire life. When tire valves begin to weather and crack, and/or when valve caps are missing, air seeps out. Your tire valves should be replaced whenever you purchase new tubeless tires.
More tires — varying in size, design and specialty wheel applications — are being developed all the time. That’s why it’s so important to have qualified tire professionals do the work. Every Tires Plus technician is trained in proper installation techniques and uses state–of–the–art mounting equipment.
When you bring a damaged tire to Tires Plus, we always start with a full inspection. If your tire can be repaired, your tire technician will fill the damaged area, seal the inner liner, then re–check for leaks before re–mounting the tire. If the tire can’t be fixed, we can help you find the best replacement available.