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How to Take Care of Your Tires This Summer


As the summer kicks into high gear, it’s important to take a second to make sure your car is ready for the intense heat and long drives. The last thing you want is a problem with your car to arise while you’re on a family vacation. So, we are providing a few tips of how you can greatly reduce potential complications that may happen to your car.  Though these tips might seem simple, they are vitally important to the life of your car and the safety of all those riding inside. 

1. Gauge Tire Pressure 
Always be vigilant and keep an eye on your tire pressure, either by watching the light on your dash or by checking it out manually. When you fill up your tire, consult the owner’s manual so you know exactly what level to fill it up to. A tire that is overinflated can be extremely dangerous, so always be knowledgeable and cautious. 
 
2. Get an Alignment 
If your wheels are not aligned correctly, you can drift into other lanes without you being aware. Needless to say, this is not something you want happening while behind the wheel. A quick way to determine if your car needs an alignment is to take your hands off the wheel while in a safe area, and see if your car starts slowly drifting. If it does, it’s time for a visit to your local VW dealer to ensure it is properly maintained.  

3. Have Your Tires Rotated  
Front tires and back tires are used differently and because of that they wear down in separate ways. This could be a problem if you do not rotate your tires to different spots. Otherwise, your tires will wear down much quicker and you’ll find the handling of your car noticeably decrease.
If you need professional help, make sure to schedule an appointment with Nalley Volkswagen. Our staff is ready and able to help you with your tires and so much more.

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