Handy Tire Tips

Unused tires still take damage

Tires that have been left for several months on a stationary vehicle, such as an RV stored over winter months, are still subject to wear and tear. Be sure to inspect unused tires thoroughly before returning those vehicles to the road.

Balance your tires for a smoother ride

Having your wheels balanced can smooth out a rough riding car, increase driving control at high speeds and will help prevent wear and tear for a longer lasting tire.

Rotate your tires to prevent uneven wear

Don’t forget to have your tires rotated: front and rear tires wear in different places and at different rates than each other. By rotating your tires, you can make sure your tires wear more evenly which in turn maximizes their life span.

Optimize your gas milage with proper inflation

Making sure your tires are filled to the correct air pressure can improve the safety of your ride, increase fuel economy, lengthen the overall life of your tire and optimize breaking distance. Under inflated tires can reduce your gas milage by as much as 15%.

Use nitrogen instead of oxygen

If possible, keep your spare tire filled with nitrogen! Not only will it stay inflated longer, it will take less damage from oxidation and will be more likely to maintain the proper air pressure.

Don’t mix and match

Your vehicle is only as good as your weakest tire. Having only two winter tires on, whether the front or rear, in fact decreases your vehicle’s ability to handle on snow and ice, often leading to out of control sliding or more serious accidents.