One of the first aspects to wear out on any vehicle are the tires. Maintaining tires with good tread, checking tire pressure and maintaining suitable alignment are necessary and vital aspects of vehicle ownership to prolong longevity. Here is how you can maintain your tires.
Tires are essential to provide handling and traction on an automobile. Thus, make sure your tires are not bald. To check your tire’s treads, all you need is a penny! Place the penny into the tire treads with President Lincoln’s head closer to the tire. If President Lincoln’s head is above the tire tread, then you likely need your tires to be replaced.
Next, maintain your vehicle’s tire pressure. Again, the tire pressure that is too low will wear unevenly, needing to be changed sooner. Car experts recommend drivers check their tire pressure every month, and more often during sudden temperature changes. You should also be sure to check the pressure of your spare tire. Ensuring your tire pressure is satisfactory will reduce wear, decrease fuel consumption and allow the driver to have better handling. In addition, make sure your vehicle’s alignment is not off. Experts recommend checking your alignment once a year. Signs that your alignment is off are: if the vehicle shakes at all when driving and/or if the vehicle gravitates or pulls toward one side. If the alignment is off, it could increase tire wear. Good alignment means better vehicle handling and decreased gas consumption.
Finally, while checking your vehicle’s tires, do not neglect checking if your vehicle requires seat belt webbing repair. Seatbelt webbing repair can be essential if your vehicle’s seat belts are malfunctioning, have ripped webbing, frayed or are just dirty and stained. Safety Restore offers seat belt webbing repair services on all makes and models of vehicles. With webbing in colors from yellow to black, Safety Restore’s webbing repair can match or customize any vehicle’s interior. Using seat belt webbing that meets or exceeds federal guidelines, Safety Restore’s fast and affordable seat belt webbing repair will leave your seat belt as good as new! Contact Safety Restore today about seat belt webbing repair!