Tires are some of the most important components of your vehicle, which is why it is important to make sure they are equipped for the road. Follow these methods to regularly inspect your tires.
If your tires are underinflated or overinflated, they can be dangerous and cause issues while driving. As such, it’s vital for you to routinely check the pressure of your tires. Make sure you’re only viewing the tire pressure when the tires are cold. To do so, you need to remove the tire’s valve stem cap and place a tire pressure gauge firmly on the valve stem. You can read the pressure once you remove the gauge and can then see if it’s higher or lower than the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
Having enough tread depth on your tires can help you have more traction on the road and accordingly have more peace of mind when driving. To see if you have enough tread depth, put an upside-down penny into your tread. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible, you should visit a service department to have your tires replaced.
One of the most obvious signs that your tires need to be replaced is that the sidewalls and treads have damage. You should keep an eye out for any bulges, cuts, cracks, scrapes or punctures on your tires. If you’re concerned about the condition of your tires, take your vehicle into a service department to have a service technician inspect the tires. Even without any visible damage, you may need to replace your tires if you’ve had them for a while.
To have your tires properly inspected, we at Charleston Mitsubishi encourage you to visit our service department. Our service technicians are happy to help you with any repairs and replacements you need.