Maintenance for Long Life: Tires and Wheels
Even when your commutes around Murrells Inlet feel completely fine, it’s still important to keep an eye on your tires. First, this teaches you what is normal for your car. Second, you can catch minor issues before they become major issues. Here are a few things to add to your maintenance routine:
- Air Pressure: Checking your air pressure is crucial to maintaining a safer performance and better fuel economy. Your tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of pressure every single month, so be sure to check your air pressure monthly.
- Tire Rotations: Your tires don’t wear evenly across the set, especially for models with front-wheel drive. When you rotate the tires every 5,000 miles, you even out the wear and tear — while increasing the lifespan of your set!
- Balancing Wheels: Along with your tire rotations, be sure to get your wheels balanced. This can help create more even wear patterns which, once again, lead to a longer life for your tires!
- Tire Alignment: Tires can fall out of alignment from many things, from hitting a pothole in Florence to bumping a curb in a parking lot. Misaligned wheels can cause your tires to degrade and your car to shake, so don’t skip out on this service.
And while some of these tasks are simple enough to do at home, feel free to schedule your service with Beach Ford to take care of all of your maintenance needs in one trip!
Get Quality Car Care at Beach Ford
If you want your car to have a long life, tires are crucial. And at Beach Ford, we’re happy to help you get the most out of your vehicle. Whether you have questions about your maintenance needs or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a tire rotation, contact us in Myrtle Beach for more information!