Spring Tire Care TipsMarch 19, 2021 10:45 am
The weather is warming up and you can finally open up your windows, let in the fresh air, and soak up a bit of spring fun in the great outdoors. If you have any trips, adventures, or fun plans for the spring, you need to make sure that your car is ready to handle the extra mileage and the changing seasons. One of the most important steps you can take to get your vehicle prepared for spring driving is to thoroughly check your tires. You need to make sure that you not only have the correct tires for the season, but you need to check to see how well your tires are holding up to normal wear and tear. If you have questions about which tires are right for your car, or want to get the best deals on parts for your vehicle, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find the parts you need for a price you will love.
Check Your Tire Pressure
The easiest project you can tackle this spring is to check your tire pressure. All you will need for this quick and easy test is a tire pressure gauge and your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Check your manual first to make sure that you know the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle. Most vehicles recommend that you keep your tires between 30-35 PSI, though certain specialty vehicles will require varying degrees of pressure. If your tires are showing up below the recommended pressure, drive your vehicle to your local gas station and fill up your tires to the recommended pressure level.
Check Your Tire Treads
If you have the right tires for spring, you need to make sure that your tire treads are holding up to the test of time. You can easily test your tires’ treads with nothing more than a simple quarter. Take the coin and insert it Washington’s head down into your tire tread. If you can see the top of Washington’s head, then you need to think about changing out your tires. This may not seem that important, but the light showers of spring can make the roads extremely slick, and if your tires don’t have enough tread to grip the road, you could find yourself in an expensive accident.
Brakes, Alignment, & Suspension
While you are checking your tires for treads and proper air pressure, make sure that you take the time to look over your brakes, tire alignment, and suspension. If you notice any rust buildup on your brakes or if your car tends to lean in a certain direction while you are driving, you may have an issue on your hands that you need to deal with. Each of these repairs can be done in the comfort of your garage with just a few parts and tools. Check our related articles on each of these repairs to learn more, or ask an expert at your local U Pull And Pay for help.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling