Next to maintaining the oil in your engine, another important aspect of your vehicle is your tires. With them you wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. Your car would just be sitting on those large, concrete bricks and you would have to take the bus, or worse, walk! But with great tires, comes great responsibility! Maintaining your vehicle’s tires can present quite the task for a busy person. And many times, the average person’s attention isn’t always focused on what our tires are filled with or where their pressure is. In all honesty, we really don’t give it notice until we see that it’s flat. At that dreaded moment, we begin to imagine all the things we could’ve possibly done to avoid this situation. Sound familiar?

This is actually more common than you think!

At the very least, you should have a basic knowledge of your tires, so you can be sure your safety is always first. Familiarize yourself with these tire basics before you hit the road!

Some of the basics you should know about tires include:

1.) How to inflate your tires properly

Flat tires are a part of life. As a driver, it’s important to know how to fill ’em up when they’re looking low.

2.) How to determine treading

It really is easy as 1, 2, 3.

3.) When to rotate and realign your tires

This is a common question, and one that can be quite complicated.

4.) How to look for tire damage.

Avoid a blowout by catching the issue early!

5.) When to change your tires.

Your tires are the life force of your vehicle. Knowing when to throw in the towel can do big things for your safety.

We’ll be discussing all this stuff in our following posts as well as providing you with some tips to ensure that your tires maintain a pretty good lifespan. And if you have anything else on your mind, or any questions, feel free to leave us a comment and we’ll answer it as soon as possible!

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