Check Your Tires: Tips & Tricks

Make sure to check your tires to ensure your safety on the road

Tires are such an integral part of any vehicle, yet they often get overlooked by owners when it comes to regular maintenance. Don’t make that oh-so-easily-avoidable mistake! Having roadworthy tires will make your daily drive, or your travels to grandma’s for Thanksgiving, safer and easier for everyone.

Two foolproof ways you can check your tires is through examining their pressure and wear levels.

Tire Pressure

To check your tires’ pressure level is simple. First, purchase a trustworthy tire gauge, available at home improvement, automotive, or general department stores. Make sure you haven’t driven for at least three hours before checking your tire pressure. Insert the gauge into the tire’s valve system and compare the psi reading to what is listed in your owner’s manual. If you’re too high, release air until the proper number is reached. If too low, take your vehicle to the nearest air pump to add air to every tire.

Tire Wear

There’s a very simple way to check your tires for over-wear. Just take a penny and insert it with Honest Abe upside-down into the tread of one of your tires. If most of Lincoln’s hair is hidden, your tires are still roadworthy. But, if you can see his forehead, it’s probably time for a new set of tires. Schedule an appointment with the service department at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi if you’d like a professional second opinion.

Got any tire related questions? Bring ‘em to the experts at Gossett Mazda Hyundai Mitsubishi!