How to Keep Your Tires in Good Condition

Your vehicle tires can be compared to shoes. Your car can’t run properly unless its tires are in good condition. While it’s easy to forget about the needs of your tires, doing so can cause a chain of reactions that can endanger the performance of your vehicle and the safety of you and your passengers. Your insurance representative at Bogden Insurance Agency serving Berlin, CT, wants you to learn how to keep your tires in good condition.

How to Keep Your Tires in Good Condition

Rotate Tires Regularly

Tires wear differently depending on where they are in your vehicle. The turns you make, the way you drive and road conditions are all contributing factors to how your tires wear down. The rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated at least once every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Talk to your auto mechanic for more detailed guidance on your best tire rotation frequency.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated

Check your tire pressure regularly. You can do this yourself with a handheld tire gauge or a gas station using their equipment. Your vehicle mechanic can also do this for you. Driving on over or under-inflated tires causes unnecessary wear and tear on tires, making them wear out before their time.

Maintain Proper Wheel Alignment

Tires that are not properly aligned cause uneven and rapid tire wear. You may end up with a tire that has barely any wear on half of it while the other half is showing threads. Have your alignment checked if you notice uneven wear patterns on your tires, your steering wheel is off-center when driving straight, or your vehicle pulls to one side.

Consult With Us

When your tires are in poor condition, they are more prone to sudden failure and unexpected response. For instance, balding tires are more susceptible to hydroplaning and skidding. For information about auto insurance or assistance with a claim, contact Bogden Insurance Agency serving the greater Berlin, CT region.