A little effort now saves on a lot of costs later when it comes to tires

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 4:10 pm
A photo of tires in a studio.

How can I make my tires last longer?

One of the most common things you’ll hear around the Gorman McCracken Mazda Service Department is our technicians telling customers how important their tires are. Those humble rubber rings are a vehicle’s first line of defense when it comes to handling, braking and maintaining fuel efficiency. It would be in every vehicle owner’s best interest to find the best answer to the question, ‘How can I make my tires last longer?’ As it happens, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is here to give you the information you need. If you need to know something that isn’t answered here, please stop by the showroom or service department and one of our highly-trained experts will do their best to help you in any way they can.

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Under pressure – The best way to can get the most out of your tires is to keep them properly inflated. Tires that are over- or underinflated will lead to faster and uneven wear. You should check your tire pressure monthly since it’s not uncommon for tires to naturally leak a bit over time. Driving in cold temperatures can accelerate this as well.

Move it around – All vehicles will need their tires rotated at some point. Each car, truck or SUV is a little different, so consult your owner’s manual for specific intervals. Regularly rotating tires will help even out the wear pattern on the tread and help them last as long as possible.

Balancing act – Sure, you could just unbolt the tires and swap them yourself, but you’ll be missing out on another important opportunity – balancing them. If the tire and wheel get out of whack, your tires aren’t going to last very long.

Total alignment – Just as important as rotating and balancing tires are, making sure the wheels themselves are aligned will do wonders for your vehicle. Not only will the vehicle handle better, but you’ll be able to negotiate corners easier and maintain control in an emergency situation.

A little vehicle maintenance now will save you money on repairs later. Make an appointment today if you’ve noticed your vehicle pulling to one side or another or if it’s been a while since you’ve had an expert look at your vehicle. Gorman McCracken Mazda specializes in the repair and maintenance of Mazda vehicles, but we can help with just about anything a customer brings in to us.

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