Tire Care For New Cars

Your new car might be the most exciting thing about your life right now, and your primary focus is likely preserving the new appearance of the vehicle while taking it all around. Your eyes may be constantly drawn to the car's exterior and any signs of staining on seats or carpets inside the car, but tires also deserve attention. What tire care is possible at this stage?

Watch Your Driving

Your control of the car can often be what affects tire integrity most. If you're always running over road potholes, slamming brakes, and making sharp turns, that will more rapidly degrade tires. Conscious driving prolongs tire life. Come to gradual stops and avoid obstacles and too many off-road conditions.

Get Regular Alignments

Bumps, potholes, and even regular travel can misalign one or more car tires. Worn, uneven treads will ultimately affect the smoothness of your rides and increase risks for flats. Therefore, professional alignments should be regular. 

Monitor Tread Depth

"Bald" tires make stopping hard and can sometimes signal tires could blow out or become flat soon because the material is wearing so thin. Therefore, avoid allowing baldness on tires. If you see tread depth disappearing, ask professionals whether replacements should be installed.

Avoid Over-Inflation

Flats are common concerns. However, tire over-filling could very well raise risks for blowout conditions. Many people read tire etchings for guidance, but you should really be reading the manual for suitable air guidelines. Ensure you know how to read tire gauges and keep one in the vehicle's glove compartment so checking individual tire is always easy.

Read the Manual

Inflation recommendations are not the only valuable data in the manufacturer's manual. Schedules regarding different tire tasks are typically described so you're aren't unsure or confused about best practices for the tires on the car. 

Consider Tire Type

It's possible the OEM (original manufacturer) tires already installed on your vehicle are suitable for the kind of driving you do. However, if you'll be moving to an area with a lot of snow or rain, you should consider whether new tires would be more suitable. If you keep the tires which come with the car, you may need to pay more attention to the other tips here and be even more vigilant about protecting them.

Good tires on a new car should remain functional for many miles. With these pointers, you can increase driving time and protect them. For more information, contact your local tire maintenance service.