Tires make your “car-go-round”, and making sure that they are always looked after and kept in good condition is essential when considering not only the well being of your vehicle, but of yourself and your fellow occupants as well. Each and every one of us here at Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas want you and your loved ones to be safe out there on the city streets and country highways, so here are a few reminders to help you out when it comes to dealing with proper tire maintenance.
- Tire Pressure – When checking the pressure, make sure the tires are cool. It is normal for tires to heat up and the inflation pressure inside to increase as you drive. If you overfill the tire, you can release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the valve. Make sure you check the inflation pressure on your tires at least once a month and especially before long road trips. Check the owner’s manual for the proper inflation levels, or give call us here at in Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas and we will happily assist you with all of your tire questions and needs.
- Tire Rotation – Your tires should be rotated approximately every 5,000 miles and doing so will increase the life of each tire. If your tires show uneven wear, ask your tire dealer to check for and correct any misalignment, imbalance or other mechanical problem involved before rotation. Be aware that sometimes front and rear tires use different pressures. After rotation, adjust the tire inflation pressure to the figures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
- Tire Tread – Maintaining uniform treadwear usually prolongs the performance of your tires and reduces wheel vibration along with many other issues. If you notice that the tread is worn down, then it’s time for a new tire. So be sure to keep an eye on your “wear bars”, and make sure no nails or other objects are embedded in the tire. Consult your tire dealer or call our service department as soon as possible if you see any problems.
At Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas, we have the most highly knowledgeable sales and service teams in the industry, along with the finest lineup of new and pre-owned Land Rovers. So come down and see us today, or visit us online
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