How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

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No matter how careful you are on Peoria roads, your tires are going to eventually wear out. There are things you can do that will help you get a long life from tires, which includes rotating your tires on time. Take a look at our service tips for how to make your tires last longer with Mike Murphy Ford. 

What Stops Drivers From Having Long Life Tires?

Uneven wear is a big culprit when it comes to shortening the life span of your tires on East Peoria streets. Here are examples of the different kinds of tire wear and how to avoid them. 

  • Inner & Outer Tread Wear: You’ll also hear this called “toe wear” or “camber wear.” It’s excess wear on the inner or outer part of the tire. Misalignment is usually the culprit. 
  • Center Wear: If your tires are over-inflated you’ll get center wear. Check your owner’s manual to find the recommended PSI for your tires. Check the PSI once a month to make sure it’s correct. 
  • Edge Wear: Under-inflation is likely the culprit. 
  • Cupping Wear: This is a diagonal scalloping on the tire and is a symptom of a serious issue with your car’s suspension. Don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment to fix the suspension problem. 
  • Patchy Wear: If your car is out of balance the excess wear will show up in patches. 

How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

Knowing what’s causing your excessive tire wire is a big step in changing the situation. Here’s how Pekin drivers can get a long life from tires in addition to getting your car’s regularly-scheduled maintenance performed: 

  • Check Your Tire Pressure Monthly – Tires tend to lose up to one pound PSI of air pressure each month. Know your car’s recommended tire pressure and check it once a month to keep it where your owner’s manual says it should be. 
  • Rotate Your Tires Every 5,000 Miles – No tires wear evenly, especially on vehicles with all-wheel drive. Rotating your tires allows them to wear more evenly. 
  • Get Your Tires Balanced – After rotating your tires make sure they’re also balanced, so they’re carrying the car’s weight in a balanced way. 
  • Check the Vehicle Alignment Twice Yearly – Misaligned wheels wear out faster. If you notice your steering wheel shaking, it’s a sign that you need to get your vehicle aligned. The misalignment can happen over time, or suddenly if you hit a curb or pothole. 

Leave Your Tire Maintenance to Mike Murphy Ford

The certified service professionals at Mike Murphy Ford know how to make your tires last longer. Contact our service department to make an appointment for tire service with them.

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