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3 Tips to Help Take Care of Your Tires This Winter

Did you know that the winter months can be the toughest time on your car? Between harsh weather, icy roads, and potential snow, there are numerous reasons why you should take extra caution and care of your car during these few months. We know you want to do everything you can to avoid a broken-down car, and one of the most important things you can do to keep that from happening is to take care of your tires. So we are giving you. 

 

1. Align Your Tires 
You can tell you need an alignment if your car starts to veer to one side while driving. As you can probably imagine, that’s not good. But you can get that taken care of by getting a tire alignment. This is especially important when first buying a new car. Another telltale sign you need to get your tires aligned is if your steering wheel starts shaking. That is a telltale sign that it’s time to take your car in to be looked at.  

2. Check the Air Pressure in Your Tire 
 One of the most important things you can do before you hit the road make sure your tires are properly inflated. Freezing cold temperatures can make it more likely your tires will become uninflated, which can cause serious danger to you and your passengers, and a tire that is overinflated can be just as bad. Consult your owner’s manual to find the correct psi for your tire and then fill your tire to that amount. 

3. Get Your Tires Rotated 
 The average driver doesn’t think about it very often, but it is supremely important to get your tires rotated on a regular basis. Why? Tires wear unevenly, front wheels and back wheels perform different tasks, so they will wear differently. It’s fine for a short period of time, but eventually you will want to rotate the front and back tires. Otherwise, they will wear down at an accelerated rate and you’ll be spending money on new tires much quicker than you should be.

If you want to have your tires checked by professionals before you take off this summer, bring it in to our experts at Nalley Volkswagen.

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