Tire Care Tips
Keeping your tires in good shape is critical for ensuring that you have a safe driving experience. Knowing when to pay for maintenance and repairs can also go a long way toward saving you more money in the long run — especially for thrifty Loveland drivers who want to save every possible penny when it comes to Honda maintenance and repairs.
The key principle with tire rotation is simple: If one tire has experienced more wear than another due to the differences in axles, it makes sense to rotate tires between the different possible positions to help the wear affect your tires evenly.
Tire Tread Depth and Tire Wear
Speaking of tread depth and wear, how do you measure the effective depth of your tires and know when it’s time to take your car in for maintenance? There are a few easy tests you can do on your own:
- Penny Test: Take a penny and insert it into the tread groove. If you can see all of Abe Lincoln’s head on the coin, then it’s time to replace the tire.
- Quarter Test: Same principle. Insert a quarter into the tread groove and see if the tread touches Washington’s head. If you do, then you have minimal tread depth.
- Tread Wear Indicator: Lastly, you can also check the tread wear indicator. If the thread depth indicator has weared down to less than an inch, it’s time to replace the tire.
You should have your tires balanced every 3,000 to 6,000 miles depending on the manufacturer and vehicle type. Additional issues may arise that require tire rebalancing, including steering wheel vibrations when you’re traveling in excess of 40 miles per hour.
Check Tire Pressure
Air pressure is critical for tire safety. You should follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations as presented in the owner’s manual. This manual will have all of the information you need to know. For more information about tire maintenance and replacements, visit us today at the Honda of Greeley Tire Center.
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