Tires are the foundation of your vehicle. Maintaining them will ensure the longevity of them. One of the most common issues that cause tires to wear quickly is from improper inflation. Having too much air in your tires will cause them to wear in the center, having too little air will cause them to wear on the outer edges. If you fail to maintain an alignment, the tires could wear on the insides, quicker than the outsides or vice versa. There are many other reasons that tires may wear faster than normal, but maintaining them will extend the life on the tread. Some vehicles are equipped with TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system). This is a light indication on your dash panel that will alert you when your tire pressure is low. If this indicator has lit up, make a stop at your automotive repair shop and allow them to properly inflate your tires.
What to expect during routine tire maintenance:
When you schedule and appointment and bring your vehicle in to have the tires maintained, the automotive technician will check the tread around the tire. They will determine if there is unusual wearing on the tires and what is causing it. Sometimes routine maintenance is just a tire rotation. You may need an alignment to make sure the pitch of the tires is sitting properly, and the vehicle is sitting on all four tires evenly. The auto technicians will also check the air pressure and assure that they are to the manufacturers specifications. If the tires need to be replaced, the automotive technicians will recommend the proper tires that are required on your vehicle.