Essential Tire Maintenance

View of Tires on Parked CarOne of the most important aspects of general automotive maintenance is to make sure your tires are in good shape. No one wants to deal with a flat or a blow out while driving down a busy highway. These are a few common issues you might find with your tires. Taking care of these at the first sign of trouble will help prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road.

Worn Treads – When was the last time your vehicle had some new tires installed? If the tires on your car are old and wearing out, the treads will be worn thin and won’t grip the road like they’re supposed to. This increases the changes of losing control of your car in bad weather or at high speeds. Not to mention making them more susceptible to punctures.

Tire Pressure – All vehicles will have a minimum tire pressure required to keep your vehicle performing properly. If the tire pressure is low, it’s more likely that tread wear will become uneven and can actually reduce your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Make it a priority to check your tire pressure especially if you have a sudden temperature change as this can cause a drop in pressure.

Uneven Tread – We recommend have your tires rotated on a regular basis in order to keep the tread wear even. If you notice a drastic difference in tread wear on only one side of the car you may be dealing with an alignment issue. It’s a good idea to have your vehicle checked out by a professional mechanic to make sure it is performing properly.

If you need car repair in Springfield, MA, contact Spartan Auto Care today. Whether you need tires rotated or your brakes replaced, our mechanics can get your car fixed up and back on the road in no time. Call us now at (413) 781-2480 to get more information about our services.