Tire Maintenance for Road Safety and Better Performance

flat tire carAs the holiday season gets closer, it is important to make sure the tires on your vehicle are well maintained for any long drives ahead of you. These are a few things you can do in order to ensure that your tires are in good shape so you stay safe on the road.

Check your tire pressure. Not only are correctly inflated tires safer, they can make a difference on how well your vehicle performs. Driving a car that has low tire pressure can increase the risk of losing control of the vehicle or a tire bursting. The low pressure will decrease your gas mileage as well. The recommended PSI level for your tires should be inside the driver side door or in the owner’s manual. It’s advised to check the pressure in your tires at least once a month – including the spare tire – to make sure they are properly maintained.

Check for uneven tire wear. Low pressure in the tires can cause the treads to wear out more quickly. If your tires are wearing too quickly or unevenly it can decrease traction of the tires while driving making it hazardous to drive in rain or snow. Besides maintaining tire pressure, rotating your tires on a regular schedule can help prevent the treads from become uneven.

Do you need vehicle maintenance in Paso Robles, CA? Whether you need the tires rotated and balanced or you want the car tuned up before a long trip, you can count on the automotive experts at German Performance. Contact us today at (805) 466-3236 for more information about the automotive services we offer.