Tire Safety Auto Repair Huntington Beach
Vehicle owners should check the pressure off all tires every month. Don’t forget to check the spare! Also check the tread for uneven or irregular wear. The tires should be inflated to the recommended pressure and rotated every 6,000 miles to promote uniform tire wear and be replaced if worn or damaged.
Examining your tires for wear and tear, along with checking tire pressure and alignment are essential to ensuring your vehicle’s safety on the road and helping to improve gas mileage and performance. The Car Care Council recommends the penny test to check your tire wear.
“The penny test is a simple, yet effective, way to check tire tread. If you see Lincoln’s head above the tread, you are ready for new tires,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Tires are critical to a vehicle’s handling and traction, and maintaining proper pressure is vitally important to vehicle safety. Underinflated tires are under stress and will wear unevenly, causing them to need to be replaced sooner. Routinely checking tire balance and wheel alignment reduces tire wear, improves handling, and increases fuel economy.”
If your vehicle shakes or pulls to one side, it could be a sign of an alignment problem. Also uneven or accelerated tire wear may indicate an alignment problem. It is a good idea to have the alignment checked at least once a year. Your wheel balance can change as a result of normal tire wear and unbalanced wheels can cause rapid wear of shock absorbers and struts.
Val & Mike’s Auto Repair has all the latest equipment to take care of your tires! If you have any questions about your tires, or would like us to check your tire wear, we can do it. Give us a call at 714-375-3145 for more information.