When purchasing tires for a vehicle, it is always preferable to choose higher quality tires. These tires will incorporate the newest technology which will add to a vehicles safety. Although they may cost more initially, in the long run, they may actually save money by reducing fuel cost and will need to be replaced less often. Regular tire maintenance will add to the life of your tires and improve the safety of your vehicle. By following a few simple maintenance checks, you can help avoid costly repairs and reduce the risk of an accident due to tire failure. The following are a few service tips to maintain your vehicles tires:
1) Monitor tire pressure on a regular basis. Under-inflated tires reduce fuel economy and are a major contributor to tire failure.
2) Regular tire rotation will help ensure even wear on the tires thereby improving performance and safety. Check your owners manual for recommended frequency.
3) Make periodic visual inspections to check for signs of uneven wear, cuts in the sidewall or debris such as nails or screws stuck in the tread.
4) Know your tire's age. Older tires are more prone to failure as the rubber begins to crack and other components begin to weaken.
These are just a few of the maintenance precautions you can follow to improve performance and safety. By maintaining a vehicle's tires, you not only improve the safety of your own vehicle, but also of those around you.
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